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Friday, March 29, 2013

The Happy Anticipation of Good Things











The cross has two sides.

A crucifixion side and a resurrection side. 


Jesus had to endure one side to get to the other, but if He hadn't endured,
we'd all still be left without a Savior and no forgiveness of our sins. 
We all experience hard and painful times, but if we believe God’s word there is good things and good times to follow.  
 If we look back through our lives we know that the hard times have made us stronger,
 more compassionate toward others, and better Christians.  


Remember Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God
all things work together for good,
for those who are called according to his purpose.

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May all your troubles and pain be taken to Christ
Laid at His feet
And may you experience the peace and love that passes all understanding.

Happy Easter Weekend.

Connie 

35 comments:

  1. Very sweet :)
    Have a blessed Easter!
    Laura

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  2. Happy Easter to you too, Connie.
    Dorothy

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    1. Hi Dorothy, it is great to have you visit. Thank you :)

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  3. We had a dogwood tree on the lawn of the house where I grew up. Every spring, I loved seeing the blooms and hearing the story of the crucifixion told through the petals and center of that flower.

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    1. Hi Teri, I love Dogwood trees. I have planted three in my yard through the years, only to have each one die. I wish I knew why . . . there must be something in my soil. They are amazingly beautiful in the spring and a marvelous reminder of the story of the cross. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Inspiring words Connie and very close to my heart. We are going through rough times battling cancer. Hubby was diagnosed in October last year. We have laid our troubles at the feet of the Almighty and we believe that peace and contentment will come our way again.

    Thank you!

    Happy Easter!

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    1. I will be putting you and your husband in my prayers.
      God bless you and Happy Easter.

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  5. Lovely and loving post. Happy Easter to you + your family too. Minerva ~

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  6. Connie- I knew it but had never heard it put that way before that there are two sides to the cross. Blessings to you and your family- xo Diana

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  7. No dying, no resurrection. But He died - and He is risen! The Conqueror of death and sin. Thank you, sweet Connie, for your reminding words and your lovely pictures :).

    Happy easter!
    Maria

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    1. Thank you for visiting and do have a lovely Easter weekend :)

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  8. Blessed words you have posted Connie.
    You have written this post so beautifully , at this sacred time of the death of our dear lord Jesus christ.
    Good Friday, has always been a blessed day of reflection for me since a child.
    I thank him every day for all that I have..
    May you have a blessed loving Easter with your family Connie.
    with much love..
    val x x x

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  9. I love your beautiful flowers, but the last one, the sunflower, is spectacular!! Wishing you a marvelous and meaningful Easter weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny and may your Easter weekend be filled with joy :)

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  10. Well written and so true! Altho I don't like going through the hard times! Have a blessed Easter! Nancy

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    1. No one likes the hard things, but those are the times that build character and that increase our faith and compassion ~~~~ Happy Easter :)

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  11. Evening Connie, Beautiful pictures and a beautiful word! When we believe and trust GOD, things do work together for good! He always has our best interest at HEART! Happy Resurrection Easter Day~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, and the same to you and yours :)

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  12. A lovely well written post--have a wonderful Easter!

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  13. Love this post Connie and such beautiful and meaningful words. Happy Easter and God bless.
    Patricia x

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    1. Hello Patricia, Thank you and you also have a wonderful Easter :)

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  14. Your flowers are lovely...have a wonderful Easter Weekend Connie!

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    1. Thanks, they are last years photos . . . I'm still waiting for my tulips this year :)
      Happy Easter :)

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  15. Beautiful post! I wish you a blessed Resurrection Day!

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  16. Happy Easter !

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx

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  17. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. Pray you will have many more, and that you will grow closer to each other, and closer to the Lord with each year.

    Enjoyed your comment on my post on Barb's Treasures....
    I know you are very proud of your daughter and the time she is spending with her children.

    blessings
    barb

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  18. What a wonderful verse this is. I have to say loving all your flowers (daisy's are my fave) and they look amazing in that jug Dxx

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