Happy Easter!

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.”

Janine de Giovanni

Easter morning is a great time to pause and reflect on our hope, opportunity for renewal, and the new life before us. It is natural to do this on Easter but what prevents us from pausing more regularly through the year to do the same thing?

This thought reminds me of one of my favorite books and movies to read and watch during the holidays; “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. At the end of the book Scrooge utters the line “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” How different would our lives be if we did the same thing through the lens of Easter? What if you simply made what many of us do naturally on Easter a much more regular and intentional act?

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 ESV

He is Risen! Happy Easter!

Slow down…

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”

Eddie Cantor

The Christmas season always seems to go by too quickly. It is an endless stream of activity and events and then you blink and it is just gone. I feel this way every year.

This is an example of life itself. We can become so focused on getting to the goal, that we forget to pay attention to what is going on around us. I can easily see where you might even forget where you are going, and why.

I am committed to slowing down a bit these next few days and really focusing on the WHO I am spending time with and WHY we are celebrating together.

Take it all in, the time will pass by far too quickly…

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