Matthew 28:1-10:
1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

I'll be taking a bloggy break for the rest of the week so I can spend some time with my mother and help her celebrate her 93rd birthday.
Wishing you all a glorious, blessed Easter week!


Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting:
--Mark 11:9


Here's Chase before his new haircut.....

And (Boo-hoo!, Sniff, sniff!) afterward....

What can I say, HE loves it!! At least he'll be cooler for Florida's hot weather!


Totally unaffected by the whole thing is his big sister, Caylie....
(showing off her jewelry & her pretty nails!)
Aren't these two of the cutest kids you've ever seen?

S: )


This is a wonderful old hymn, written so long ago, but the words really speak to me! My prayer is that God will keep my heart in tune to sing His grace!

 Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

*Verses 1 & 4 of original text of the hymn "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing",(written by the 18th century pastor and hymnist Robert Robinson,who penned the words at age 22 in the year 1757.
Melody is by John Wyeth.


And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
--Colossians 3:15-17