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Leigh's Favorite Easter Tradition

Easter has always been my favorite time of year...the weather seems to improve so much from the cold winter... the flowers and the trees come back to us with bright colors and we get to see more sunshine. When I was a child our family tradition was going to our friends house after church and having the BIGGEST Easter egg hunt EVER!!! The thrill of the hunt was so exhilarating... so I am trying to keep the same tradition going for my little girl (thanks to our neighbors and dear friends). Happy Easter everyone!!! Celebrate Jesus death and resurrection with those you love!!

Happy Easter from Denise

Happy EASTER!!!

I'm so thankful for this season for sooooo many reasons. The sun has started to shine more, flowers are blooming all over, grass is getting green. All of which are great for my attitude. Long winter seasons are hard on me. God bless all of you who live in the north and still have snow. I have a great respect for you. Now it's Easter and I look forward to so many things. Easter candy, bright colors, a new outfit possibly are a few of those things. We get to go out to JoJo's farm with lots of family friends every year. So much fun! Spend Easter day at some other friends with lots of GREAT food. The only downside is not seeing my family from Oklahoma. However, my mother n law is here this Easter, so I'm excited about that. She's always lots of fun. BUT, this season for whatever reason, I am more aware of God's love for me than ever before. Of course we know what Easter is about, but l have just been overwhelmed with how far GOD went in allowing Jesus to be the sacrifice for my sinful self.

I'm attaching this link because it just really hit me hard this year. It's a song that I absolutely love redone by Avalon while my dear friend Michael Passons was in the group. It is a Christmas song, but really should've always been an Easter song as far as I'm concerned. It is put together with bits from "The Passion of the Christ" so I realize it's gruesome and realistic. Not your Happy EASTER type feeling, but it is the reason we celebrate this season. If you don't want to watch it at least read through these words as a great reminder. Here is the link if you want to watch and listen. http://youtu.be/qrPAZbD6fG0

Happy Easter to all of you. I pray that this season you will be AMAZING by how much you are loved by THE great and mighty GOD Almighty.
Love you,
Denise

WE ARE THE REASON

As little children we'd dream of Christmas morn
And all the gifts and toys we knew we’d find
But we never realized a baby born one blessed night
Gave us the greatest gift of our lives

We are the reason that He gave His life
We were the reason that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live

As the years went by we learned more of our gifts
The giving of ourselves and what that means
On a dark and cloudy day a man hung crying in the rain
Because of love
Because of love

*Chorus

I finally found the reason for living
It’s in giving every part of my heart to Him (every part to Him)
And all that I do every word that I say (you know I’ll be saying)
I will give all my life just for Him, just for Him (every thing for Him)

We are the reason that He gave His life
We are the reason that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost He gave all He could give (all that he could give all)
To show us the reason to live