Easter

Easter is Brave Hope

I’ve spent the last week trying to come up with something to encourage you to embrace the hope of Easter. Last year I wrote about how Easter is Real and the year before, I shared how Easter is Freedom and this year I’ve had no inspiration, but I hope these words will encourage you anyways. The raw,…

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Easter 2015

Easter ended up being harder and more emotional than I anticipated. It had less to do with it being a holiday and more to do with the topic of conversation: death and resurrection. The good news of Easter was simultaneously a reminder that I have to wait much longer than 2 days to see Keith…

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Easter is Real

I realized a week or so ago that Easter is exactly three months from when Keith passed away and it made me realize the huge emotional journey I’ve been on. Being a caregiver during the serious illness of a loved one is overwhelming. During Keith’s latest battle with cancer, life often felt like we were…

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Easter Is Freedom

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to write for Easter this year. Since I lost my dad 18 months ago, Easter is forever changed. I understand how Jesus’ friends and family felt as they watched him die, as they buried him, and as they tried to make sense of it all. Easter is an emotionally confusing…

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Dear Dad: Easter

Dear Dad: How on earth has it been 5 months already? I feel like it was just yesterday we were wandering along the edge of Bryce Canyon together, talking about your grandson and all the adventures we’d take him on. We celebrated Easter today (another holiday without you) and I’m seeing it in a whole…

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