A New Year

A New Year

To me, it seems that Easter should be the start of a new year, not January. Easter is a time of celebrating and gladness and, after Easter, we can expect spring to actually be here and warm weather a reality. The earth is renewed, new hope is born, after Easter. My neighbor’s tulip tree has […]

The First Easter

The First Easter

“And very early in the morning of the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And he saith unto them, ‘Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen. He is not here.’” (Mark 16: 2, 6.  

An Old-Time Easter

An Old-Time Easter

The following story is an excerpt from The Heritage of Etta Bend. It’s a story my mother told me, an old-time Easter, about her childhood in northeast Oklahoma. The “I” is my mother, Susie Latty Day. I thought it was appropriate for this Easter,  more than 100 years after it happened. Mom told me this […]

Palm Sunday!

This is probably the strangest Palm Sunday any of us has seen. Church buildings are closed and we can’t meet together to celebrate the Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. However, we’re reminded that the church is not the building, it’s the people. We can still celebrate in our homes and thank the Lord that Jesus […]

Easter and the Easter Egg Tree

Easter and the Easter Egg Tree

  The following story is an excerpt from The Heritage of Etta Bend, a story my mother told me about her childhood in northeast Oklahoma. The “I” is my mother, Susie Latty Day. Mom told me this story and I wrote it to be included in The Heritage of Etta Bend in 1989. It was […]

The Day Before Easter

  Such a lovely, still morning. The greens are vibrant. Shadows cast by the morning sun are sleepy, soft shadows. A squirrel scurries across my neighbor’s drive, and a blue jay is on the hunt for breakfast. The azaleas by the front door are starting to bloom, as is the Iris. My deck is littered […]

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