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Happy Easter!

Hallelujah He is risen!

Or more like hallelujah this week is over!

It is amazing how that even being in ministry that isn't technically church work, this week was one of my busiest and I definitely didn't finish everything that I wanted to do. I had all of the normal stuff, plus planning and executing dyeing easter eggs with our kids (which by the way I will rethink next year), as well as all getting people to and from Pretzel Day at church (which was harder than it sounds when the van disappeared), I just want to crash.

I spent yesterday in silence mostly, to try and rejuvenate my soul. It was almost time to be an Easter person, and I wasn't ready yet, I wanted to rest and not rejoice. I felt like last week I spent hanging on by a thread, so my goal this week is to make that thread a bit stronger. That will be easy if I can spend it seeing things like this sunset. That will be easy if I don't feel lost in the mix. That will be easy if I constantly remind myself of the joy there is to be had now that we're through Lent.

I took this picture on Thursday night, and the picture doesn't do the sky justice at all. It didn't help that I was trying to drive and take the picture. But there was more beauty in that sunset than I could have ever imagined. As I move out of Lent and into rejoicing, I want there to be more beauty in my life than I could ever imagine. That is what Easter is to me. Take this time to be blessed by those general revelations.

When I was a freshman in college I came across a quote that will forever be marked in my memory. I don't know who the author was, but it was in an article that described one of those experiences where the face of Jesus is seen in something, you know, like a grilled cheese sandwich. For Ella Huffin, she found Jesus in her tree. A tree that had stood outside of her kitchen window for years. The author wrote, "Ella Huffin sees God in her backyard tree. I see God in stars and sunsets. You have your own ideas. It's a funny thing, faith - it can't be measured by microscopes or grown in a petri dish or even explained by a pie chart. But it's there, just as real as anything else."
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