Because He Lives

I love Easter because of the hope and life it brings, both physically with the new buds and flowers as life soars into trees and vegetation once more after winter, and spiritually with the message of hope our Savior’s resurrection instills in my heart, reminding me that there is light and life because He lives. Hope you enjoy this short video and remember Christ this Easter and always! Because He lives, we have hope for a brighter future. Because He lives, we will live again after the winter of our mortal life. Because He lives, we can change and be better. That knowledge brings me joy!

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Angels in our Life: Courageous Cody

photoMy friend’s 20-year-old son just went through surgery to remove his leg. He had contracted an aggressive form of cancer and after many months of treatments to save the leg, it was necessary to remove it this last week to save his life.

We all had hoped and prayed that Cody would be able to keep his leg. Two legs are nicer than one. But when it came down to the nitty gritty, life is better than two legs.

A few months ago, I was at a youth meeting where the speaker brought up Matthew 18:8-9, where Christ says if your hand or foot offends thee, cut it off, for “it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Continue reading

Treasuring the Beautiful Broken Pieces

If you’re new to this blog, I lost my brother-in-law to suicide several years ago and occasionally post about it. The grief we experienced was profound…but God did not mean us to stay in the pit of despair forever.

I read a touching article, The Broken Bowl, written by Karen Athay Packer about this subject.  Her father was an artist.  For her wedding, he gave her a beautiful, handmade, ceramic bowl.  Years later, he committed suicide and left his family reeling with shock and bitterness. Continue reading