Happy Easter, hallelujah He is risen!
Today, I am reminded once again that because of Christ, my eternity is secure in heaven. Not because of anything good I’ve done, but because of everything Christ did for me at the cross . . .
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live. – John 11:25
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At Easter time the sign of the cross has more relevance than ever.
I wear a cross on a chain around my neck and rarely ever take it off. I don’t attach any ‘magical’ significance to it, but for me it is simply a reminder of what Jesus did for us. Continue reading “Why I Wear a Cross [by Dennis Homes]”
Enjoy the real story of St. Patrick . . .
A story of forgiveness, faith, and courage! It’s actually way more interesting and then the myths. Enjoy this article about St. Patrick by Philip Freeman, Ph.D. in Classic and Celtic Studies at Harvard University.
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“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime.” —Martin Luther
Dear friend, when you’re weary from lingering pain, whether emotional or physical, recall to mind the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” ( John 16:33). Jesus overcame evil through the resurrection from the dead. Through faith in Him we can find the power to overcome our trials. In Christ we have hope! When you think you can’t get through your day, just remember- Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father interceding for you. Pour out your heart to Him. You can do all things through Christ!
Continue reading “In Every Leaf [Easter Blessings]”
Thanking God for Easter and for the joy of living with great expectation and hope in my heart . . .
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for giving us NEW BIRTH into a LIVING HOPE, through the RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST, and for an INHERITANCE that can never spoil or fade, kept for us in heaven. Now we can live with GREAT EXPECTATION and HOPE in our hearts!
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised him from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance — and inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.” 1 Peter 1:3-4
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Fear Not . . .
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” —Luke 2:10-11, ESV
In a world where people are often paralyzed with fear, it gladdens my heart to hear that the first words the angels brought us regarding the birth of Jesus was “Fear not!”
As we celebrate the birth of Christ and look ahead to a new year, let’s remember these first words: “Fear not.” These are the same words the angel shared with the terrified shepherds that first Christmas night. These are also the same words spoken throughout the Bible 365 times!
Dear friends, whatever “fears” (anxiety, worry, doubt …) are knocking at your door this Christmas, know that you have the ability and power, through Christ, to close that door and open a new one. This new door is one that leads to love, joy, peace, power, everlasting joy in God’s presence, and HOPE! Continue reading “Merry Christmas, Fear Not . . .”