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Happy Easter

There is so much that I love about Easter – coloring Easter eggs (playing with all those cheerful colors –I think I love it more than my kids), new clothes, no more winter (theoretically), flowers, bunnies, but most of all hope for SPRING. And just plain HOPE in general. 

I hope you won’t mind if I share something a little more personal. I love this thought because we can all relate to going through bleak times in our lives.

“Think of how dark that Friday was when Christ was lifted up on the cross. I think that of all the days since the beginning of this world’s history, that Friday was the darkest. But the doom of that day did not endure. The despair did not linger because on Sunday, the resurrected Lord burst the bonds of death. He ascended from the grave and appeared gloriously triumphant as the Savior of all mankind. 

“Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But …Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come.
           – Joseph Wirthlin (Full text here.)
I hope that whatever your beliefs or faith, you will have a happy holiday weekend with those you love and feel that hope that comes with the arrival of spring.

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    Claire
    March 30, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Amy! Happy Easter to you and our family! Hope all is well with you guys ( been thinking about you and your Dad a bit lately) enjoy the onset of spring.

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    CathyK
    March 31, 2013 at 12:04 am

    You have no idea how much I needed to read this today. Honestly. Thank you, Amy. May you have a Happy, Holy, and Blessed Easter.

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    StasaLynn
    March 31, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Blessed Easter!

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    Fran
    March 31, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Very profound, thank you.

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    Shirley
    March 31, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Amy, this post has really touched me, thank you so much for sharing, <br />Happy Easter.

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    Jeanie
    March 31, 2013 at 4:40 am

    As I woke this morning…..and it&#39;s still very dark outside….. I hear the birds chirping and the promise of a new day beginning, just as Our Lord gave us the promise of a new day and hope for an eternal future! Thank you for this inspirational post. God did not promise an easy life, He just promised to support and hold our hands through the darkness. Have a Blessed Easter!

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    Michele
    March 31, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Happy Easter to you! I hope you and your family have a fabulous day.

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    Meggie
    March 31, 2013 at 5:59 am

    A very touching post, Amy. Happy Easter to you and your family….

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    Rori
    March 31, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Happy Easter Amy! I remember a line from somewhere…&quot;Today is Friday, but Sunday&#39;s a coming!&quot;

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    DK
    March 31, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Thank you for a wonderful Easter post Amy. Happy Easter to you and our family.

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    DK
    March 31, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Thank you for a wonderful Easter post Amy. Happy Easter to you and our family.

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    mascanlon
    March 31, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Thank you and Happy Easter

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    Kar
    March 31, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Lovely Amy! Have a beautiful Easter with your family. 🙂

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    Bev
    March 31, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for sharing that! I wish you all the best and a happy, happy Easter! Lovely post!<br /><br />Cheery wave from Bev

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    mara oliveira
    March 31, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Feliz Pascoa more…

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    Wendy
    March 31, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Amy, my prayer is that you and your family have a blessed and happy day celebrating our Lords resurrection on today! May your day be filled with much love and family.

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    Genisa Couto
    March 31, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Hi, Amy! Happy Easter to you. Thank you for a amazing post.

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    Nana
    March 31, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks for the inspirational comments and Happy Easter to you and may you have more Sundays!

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    Sewn With Grace
    March 31, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Celebrating the Risen Lord with you today! Happy Easter!

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    the mrs
    March 31, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Amen and amen. He is Risen.

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    Teresa F.
    April 1, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Happy Easter to you,too. Thank you for sharing such wonderful words.

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    There was finally time...
    April 1, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Beautifully said by Mr. Wirthlin. Thanks for sharing, Amy.

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    Tessa Marie
    April 1, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Thanks for sharing those wonderful words. It seems I have had many Fridays and I can attest to the fact that Sunday does indeed come.

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    Thimbleanna
    April 1, 2013 at 7:16 am

    What a lovely post Amy. There&#39;s not much more beautiful than a pretty bowl of colored Easter eggs! I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family!

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    Rebecca Grace
    April 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Happy Easter, Amy!

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    Yvonne Maus Wecker
    April 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Happy Easter Amy. I truly enjoyed reading your comments over the weekend. How fortunate are we all to know with certainty that we are indeed undeniably loved, always forgiven and ultimately saved.

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    Holly
    April 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    LOVE this! I had forgotten about this talk, so thank you for sharing! I hope you and your family is doing well. xo<br /><br />P.S. Looks like I&#39;ll be at Market for a few days with Camille! Hope to see you there!

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    g
    April 3, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Touching quote. Got me teary-eyed. Thank you for sharing with us.

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    michelle white
    March 27, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Awww what an inspiring and touching post. Love every word of it. Thank you for sharing. My <a href="http://messages.365greetings.com/holiday/easter/happy-easter-wishes.html&quot; rel="nofollow">happy Easter wishes</a> to you and your family. May you be blessed this Easter!<br /><br />Hugs xxx Mich

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    jenni morgan
    November 6, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Amazing post nice collection thanaks for sharing

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    ruby Alex
    November 6, 2017 at 3:01 am

    so nice i really this post thanks

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    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter from our family to yours. As much as we love the bunnies and eggs and candy (esp the chocolate kind) we’re watching this with our children to help them remember what Easter is really about.  


    It’s so fitting that Easter comes in the spring – it’s such a hopeful time of the year. I love the real meaning of Easter for the same reason – it’s a reminder that despite our darkest times (and we all have those times) a brighter day will come. I truly believe that.

    Sending love and hope to you and yours.

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    Joan
    April 8, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    That was beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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    Dianne Mitzel
    April 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    My dear friend lost her husband of 60 years on Good Friday morning. I know she is devastated, but grateful that we have that promise of being reunited with our loved ones again one day soon. May you and yours enjoy this day and find joy in it&#39;s true meaning…

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    Dianne Mitzel
    April 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    my email address is diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

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    vintage grey
    April 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Happy Resurrection Sunday!! Have a blessed day! xo Heather

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    pixilatedtoo
    April 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you! ~ Lynda

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    sandyb
    April 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I always find this video so humbling and it always make me feel so peaceful. <br /><br />So very beautiful! Rejoice, for He has Risen!

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    BJ is Quilting!
    April 8, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    He is RISEN!

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    Nicole
    April 8, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    So true! Thanks for the reminder!

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    toekneechestnut
    April 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Thank-you for sharing your hope and mine! <br /><br /> For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that all who believe might be saved.<br /><br />Greater love has no man than this than a man lay down his life for his friends.<br /><br />To Christ be the Glory, great things He has done for all mankind.

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    Meggie
    April 9, 2012 at 3:36 am

    This is late coming because I was so busy yesterday. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter….He is Risen!

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    Marisa
    April 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Este es el jesucristo en el que yo creo, el que vivio como un hombre bueno y se reveló contra las injustcias y por eso lo mataro.

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    Happy Easter


    I love the simplicity and hope of this message. Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

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    AMKreations
    April 24, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Happy Easter to you too Amy! Thanks for sharing!

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    Debbie
    April 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you for this message and a lovely easter for you too!! <br /><br />Greetings from Debbie<br /><br />www.handwerkenzo.blogspot.com

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    DJ Rose
    April 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I love this one. Thanks for sharing. It was a perfect cap on a beautiful Easter Sunday.

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    Julie
    April 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing that. A beautiful end to a wonderful day.

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    Judy
    April 25, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Thanks for sharing this. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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    Evelene S
    April 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, I had to work on Easter and came home and went to bed so today-Monday I am looking at this and feeling the spirit.

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    g
    April 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Yes, I saw this one several weeks ago and love it! I used it in my Sharing Time lesson yesterday and the kids (well, most of them, anyway) were so quiet and attentive. I get choked up every time. Thank you.

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