Sunday, April 1, 2018
For Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
The moments of our lives may be bright with possibility, dark with fear or sadness, or even plain everyday gray, but God's glory never fades. May God's glory shine into the exciting lights, upsetting darks, and boring grays of your every day.
SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST, 2018
81 Days Until Summer
Sunrise: 7:11 am
Sunset: 7:54 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
April is National Humor Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, Lawn and Garden Month, National Kite Month, National Pecan Month , National Wedding Month, Stress Awareness Month, and Straw Hat Month
Today is Easter Sunday which is a day we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Christians, it is the most special day of the year.
Easter is often celebrated with the Easter Bunny, colored eggs, jelly beans and lots of chocolate. There will also be many Easter Egg hunts and that is what my pictures are of today.
It’s a day to feast as the long Lenten season is over and Christ has risen.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Our Lord has written the promise of the resurecton, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring time.
We had our family Easter celebration a week early this year. DDIL#1 and her family were our hosts and she choose to have the gathering at one of their local parks and so our Easter Egg Hunt was done on a baseball field. It was a very cold day, but the grandchildren didn’t care, they had a lot of fun and got a lot of candy.
Today will be a much quieter day for me. After church, I’ll be going out to the cemetery to decorate the graves of loved ones with some Easter flowers. I meant to get that done earlier in the week, but my plans changed and I’ve learned to be flexible.
I have a relaxing afternoon planned as yesterday was a very busy one with our little day trip. I think an afternoon nap may be in my future.
I hope you all have a RELAXING Sunday! Happy Easter!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
5848. for Easter Day, which celebrates new life, renewal and rebirth
5849. for family, they are one of the most important things in my life
5850. for a Sunday nap, much needed
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Do not abandon yourselves to despair…We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.
Pope John Paul II
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…