"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


Abiding Monday

Next Sunday is Easter.

For many, this week is full of activity in preparation for it.
Planning the Easter dinner,
shopping for it,
coloring eggs,
and gathering things for Easter baskets.
Maybe even purchasing new Easter clothes.
All of that on top of our usual activities.

Let us not forget to take the time to contemplate what Easter mean for us.

This is from my church's bulletin.
May we use this in the days leading up to the celebration of the most amazing gift!

"Take some time and thank God for this week and all it signifies. Rest in the reality of Christ's finished work on the cross. If you are in Christ, you stand before God innocent. Sit in the truth of the empty tomb and the new, fearless life that God has opened up for you. Respond to the vivid display of God's tremendous love for you and know that you are received in this moment."

MONDAY|Power of His resurrection [Phil 3:7-11]
TUESDAY|Eagerly wait [1 Cor 1:4-9]
WEDNESDAY|Riches of God's grace [Eph 1:3-14]
THURSDAY|Great love of God [Psalm 57:7-11]
FRIDAY|The death of Jesus [John 19:16-42]
SATURDAY|Alive in Christ [Eph 2:1-10]

Blessings to all this Holy Week!


Denise said...


S. Etole said...

"Sit in the truth of the empty tomb ..." I like that!

sarah said...

i love you! thx for being the mary that Our Lord made you!

Lily said...

I am not doing anything "commercial" this Easter. I am focusing on Christ and his sacrifice for me. I'm trying to work up the courage to watch the Passion. The last time I watched it was in the movie theatre when it came out, and I was so traumatized, yet motivated to be the person God intended me to be.

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Mary, thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Debbie said...

It's so wonderful to know that we are innocent before God. Thanks for posting this Mary! love, Debbie

lori vliegen said...

these are all perfect passages for this week! thanks for sharing them with us, mary!! xox, :))


O yes... that's really the time for us to rejoice and to have really a lot of fun and to be thankful to Him above...!!!:)

Good day!!!:)

God Bless!!!:)


Martha Lever said...

Thanks, Mary for your wonderful posts. I look forward to them every day. Thanks for the Scriptures too. Bless you dear, Mar!

Bevie said...
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Bevie said...

Hi sis, thanks so much for sharing this with us..Our Pastor reminded us how the crowds in Jerusalem welcomed the humble arrival of the Kind with palms ans shouts of Hosanna! But then to think of all the suffering and pain he went through to save each of us. How awesome is the love of our Father...love you sis for always sharing your heart!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary,
This is so important to not forget what Easter is really about. I, too, would like to watch the Passion this year. It helps me to remember what my freedom cost.


CountryDreaming said...

Wishing a Happy and Blessed Easter to you and yours! :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy easter my dear friend!