Easter eggs,
Yellow and blue,
Easter eggs,
For me and you. 

Easter eggs,
Candy sweet,
Easter eggs,
Are good to eat.

Easter eggs,
Pretty and funny,
But...
Where Oh Where Is The Easter Bunny? 

~ Author Unknown ~

HAPPY EASTER 2019



This morning, what do you suppose
I found beside my door?
A nest of colored Easter eggs--
Five or six or more.
I asked my own pet kitty,
Who seems to love me so,
To tell me where they came from;
I thought perhaps he'd know.
Yet not a single word he said,
Though twice he blinked his eyes;
But I believe he really knows
Because he looked so wise.

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Happy Easter

from Sammy and Aurora





        The Hand of God
May the new day bring you blessings As the light comes filtering through May your sunrise be as lovely As a morning draped in dew. May the wind blow forth a promise Sending sweet bouquets your way May life seem a little brighter As you rise to greet the day. May the daybreak render pleasure As the birds begin to sing May the distant roll of thunder Bring forth a touch of spring. May the mist embrace the silence Like a fire fly in the night May an angel walk beside you To hold you in the light. May the rain caress your body And life drops flood your soul May His Spirit come upon you To cleanse and make you whole. May the showers come so gently Running gently through your hair May you touch the living water And know that He is there. May the freshness bring you new life Pushing through the tender sod May you pause to pick a flower And touch the hand of God. Author/Written By: Marilyn Ferguson©

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I know it's Easter time again, I feel it in the air. The breath of spring with woodsy tang, And new life everywhere. And spring glides on with magic touch O'er mountain side and glen; And wakens all the sleeping plants For Easter time again. The brooklets leap from rock to rock, As if in joyful play; The flowers peep from darkened tombs To welcome Easter Day. The birds are swinging on the boughs, And trill in ecstasy; They seem to show the world's great joy Of Easter mystery.
~ Edna Reed ~





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Easter

Glad Easterís here---so lift your voice!
For all mankind, a joyous day!
For Jesus conquered sin and death
That we might live with Him always.

We celebrate with signs of spring,
Of birth and change and life renewed.
We wear new clothes and sing glad songs,
So happy that the winterís through.

But most of all we owe our thanks
To Christ our Lord for His great love.
To reconcile us to our God,
He left His heavenly home above.

Because of Christ, my future's safe,
Forever in His loving care.
Because of Christ, someday I will
Live with Him in heaven so fair.

Saralyn McAfee Smith
Easter, 2005






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History of Easter

The Christian festival of Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The spring festival has its roots in the Jewish Passover, which commemorates Israel's deliverance from the bondage of Egypt, and in the Christian reinter- pretation of its meaning after the crucifixion of Jesus during the Passover of AD c.30 and the proclamation of his resurrection three days later.

Early Christians observed Easter on the same day as Passover (14-15 Nisan, a date governed by a lunar calendar). In the 2d century, the Christian celebration was transferred to the Sunday following the 14-15 Nisan, if that day fell on a weekday. Originally, the Christian Easter was a unitive celebration, but in the 4th century Good Friday became a separate commemoration of the death of Christ, and Easter was thereafter devoted exclusively to the resurrection. According to the Venerable Bede, the name Easter is derived from the pagan spring festival of the Anglo- Saxon goddess Eostre, and many folk customs associated with Easter (for example, Easter eggs) are of pagan origin.

Easter Day is currently determined as the first Sunday after the full moon on or after March 21. The Eastern Orthodox churches, however, follow the Julian rather than the Gregorian calendar, so their celebration usually falls several weeks later than the Western Easter. Easter is preceded by the period of preparation called Lent.

Reginald H. Fuller Bibliography: Torvend, Samuel, ed., Passage to the Paschal Feast (1993); Williams, Rowan, Resurrection: Interpreting the Easter Gospel (1994).

Lent
For Christians, Lent is a 40-day penitential period of prayer and fasting that precedes Easter. In the Western church, observance of Lent begins 6 1/2 weeks prior to Easter on Ash Wednesday; (Sundays are excluded). In the Eastern church the period extends over 7 weeks because both Saturdays and Sundays are excluded. Formerly a severe fast was prescribed: only one full meal a day was allowed, and meat, fish, eggs, and milk products were forbidden. Today, however, prayer and works of charity are emphasized. Lent has been observed since the 4th century.

Ash Wednesday
In the Western church, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and the seventh Wednesday before Easter. Its name comes from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of worshipers to symbolize death and sorrow for sin. In the Orthodox church, Lent begins on a Monday rather than on Ash Wednesday.

Good Friday
Good Friday is the Christian commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ, observed on the Friday before Easter. Originally, it was a day of fasting in preparation for the unitive celebration of the death- resurrection- exaltation of Jesus; no liturgy was held on that day. In the 4th century, at Jerusalem, a procession was staged from Gethsemane to the sanctuary of the cross, followed by readings about the passion. This was the beginning of the Good Friday observance as it is now known. In the Catholic tradition, the liturgy of the day consists of reading the passion, the ceremony of the veneration of the cross, and communion from the sacrament consecrated the day before. The service of preaching on the seven last words, of Jesuit origin, has become popular in Protestantism.

 















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April 16, 2017


The Gift of Jesus

Share the love of Jesus
Let compassion fill your eyes
May others see so clearly
The road to paradise.

Find the peace of Jesus
Let serenity touch your soul
May others see so clearly
The proof of God's control.

Reflect the heart of Jesus
Let nothing block your way
May others see so clearly
The good you do today.

Seek the light of Jesus
Let prayer be your guide
May others see so clearly
The joy you cannot hide.

Pursue the truth of Jesus
Let justice set your sail
May others see so clearly
The way that will not fail.

Walk the path of Jesus
Let devotion set your pace
May others see so clearly
The conviction on your face.

Accept the gift of Jesus
Let Calvary pay your cost
May others see so clearly
The man upon the cross.

Author/Written By:
Marilyn Ferguson
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