Sunday, April 12, 2009
He is Risen..... He is risen indeed!!!! This simple statement is what sets christianity apart from every other major world religion, for we serve a Savior who escaped the bonds of death and who sits at the right hand of God the Father. And because He lives we live too- no longer slaves to our old nature but free to follow our Lord in a newness of life that can change the world. I pray, like Paul, to know him and the power of his resurrection- and to better understand the fellowship of his sufferings- a part I sometimes overlook in my humanity. Can I embrace my own death in order to experience true life? With God's help I hope so.
The photo of the Easter bunny, me, and my dog Sadie was taken by my daughter Amber the last day of my bunny photo shoot at a local outdoor mall. The bunny is my son Dale, who will never forget the experience! The children were adorable to watch as they interacted with Dale, and he did a beautiful job staying in character- everyone thought he was the friendliest bunny ever! When I knew we would both being doing this weeks ago I told Dale that we should see this as an opportunity to minister God's love. I believe everything we do, when given to God, becomes an opportunity. I thank God for the job and for the way He blessed me through the experience.
I have posted a few of my recent spring flower photos, a favorite subject of mine as you can tell by my recent posts. My kids laugh at my excitement over seeing a brilliant bush in bloom or a new flower that has pushed its way up through the hard soil, but I don't want to miss the joy God gives me through his creation. Reminders are everywhere that resurrection is truth, and after a long winter it blesses my heart and soul to see the new life all around me.
Like most women I play a variety of roles, all of which I love. Mom of six great kids, lover of food magazines and baking, gardener, photographer, and in recent years, especially, writer. Writing is enabling me to find my truest self, and inspire others to do the same. I am also a deeply spiritual person who sees God through the lens of Christianity, though I am open to learning from many different faith backgrounds.