~ He is Risen! ~
~ excellent photographer unknown to me ~
"The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!
He is the God who avenges me, who puts the nations under me,
who sets me free from my enemies.
You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
Therefore I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations;
I will sing praises to your name."
~ 2 Samuel 22:47-50 ~
"On Easter Day,
the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer."
~ Douglas Horton ~
"Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown." ~ author unknown but quoted in the Lewiston Tribune ~
"He takes men [and women] out of time and makes them feel eternity."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
"And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart,
and there find Him.
For He departed, and behold, He is here."
~ Saint Augustine of Hippo~
"Be thou comforted, little dog,
Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail."
~ Martin Luther ~
When I behold Thy Peerless face, beaming with love, O Lord,
What fear have I of earthly woe or of the frown of sorrow?
As the first ray of the dawning sun dispels the dark.
So too, Lord, when Thy blessed light bursts forth within the heart,
It too scatters all our grief and pain with sweetest balm.
When on Thy love and grace I ponder, in my heart's deepest depths,
Tears of joy stream down my cheeks beyond restraining.
Hail, Gracious Lord! Hail, Gracious One! I shall proclaim Thy love
May my life-breath depart from me as I perform Thy works!
~ Anonymous ~
Lord of he world, He reigned alone
While yet the universe was naught.
When by His will all things were wrought,
Then first His sovereign Name was known.
And when the All shall cease to be,
In dread lone splendor He shall reign,
He was, He is, He shall remain
In glorious eternity.
~ Solomon Ibn-Gabirol ~
"How happy will be our shout of Alleluia, how carefree, how secure from any adversary, where there is no enemy, where no friend perishes. There praise is offered to God, and here, too, but here it is by men who are anxious, there by men who are free from care; here by men who must die, there by men who will forever. Here praise is offered in hope, there by men who enjoy the reality; here by men who are pilgrims on the way, there by men who have reached their own country.
So, brethren, now let us sing Alleluia, not in the enjoyment of heavenly rest, but to sweeten our toil. Sing as travelers sing along the road; but keep on walking. Solace your toil by singing--do not yield to idleness. Sing by keep on walking. What do I mean by "walking"? I mean, press on from good to better. The apostle says there are some who go from bad to worse. But if you press on, you keep on walking. Go forward then in virtue, in true faith and right conduct. Sing up--and keep on walking.
~ Saint Augustine of Hippo ~
"Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
he is to be feared above all gods."
~ I Chronicles 16:23-25 ~
"If you'd like your name added to the prayer list, please let me know.
Prayer Keeping ~ Stacie ~ Annie ~ Val ~ Kary ~ Mary ~ Kerrie ~ Ray ~ Ruth ~ Anne ~ Kathy ~ Sandra ~ Timi, Miki, Mira, Mark ~ Adrienne ~ Karena ~ Roland ~ Debbie ~ Beckwith family ~ Lea and family ~ Mildred and John ~ Noelle ~ Geoffrey ~ Terry Angela, Penny and family ~ Daniel, Morgan, Meredith, Tosh ~ Susan ~ Stephanie ~ Winnie ~ Wanda ~ Steve ~ Gwen ~ Leslie ~ William and Catherine ~ Becky and Rick ~ Misha and J ~ Linda and Skip ~ Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~ me ~