The best ways to celebrate Easter

    What happened to that nice warm weather? Well, by the time you read this it will be back, along with spring storms. I was talking to my friend from Chicago on the phone last week. She told me Easter was her  favorite holiday, even before Christmas. She thought maybe it was because her birthday is in April and usually close to Easter. She has three granddaughters, twins and a teenager. One of the twins only weighs 40 pounds and she's eight, I think. She remembered a metal ferris wheel that grandma had and wanted her to get it out for Easter. You could put eggs or bunnies in the seats and it turned around and around. Grandma told her it was in the Easter tote in the garage and they would have to wait for her Dad to come home and get it down. She told Grandma she could climb up and get it down. Kids think they can do anything if they want something bad enough. Grandma told her she was too short and they would just wait for Dad, so she finally agreed.

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“Jesus did not simply die to save us from our sins; Jesus lived to save us from our sins. His life and teaching show us the way to liberation.” (Rachel Held Evans, Inspired, p. 155)