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Among the Twisted Trees

Well, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve written an entry here and it’s WAY past time for an update.
In the past week, both Trevor and Vinny were in drama productions in their schools. Last Saturday and Sunday, Trevor played the Mayor of Wonderland in ‘The Wizard of Wonderland’. Kind of a Alice meets Dorothy…they did a very nice job! And this past Thursday and Friday, Vinny was part of the chorus in his schools adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. It was a nice family time!
Trevor is full swing (no pun intended) into Baseball, with practices. Both Vinny and Hope want to do Rec league baseball this summer, so it looks like it’ll be a busy one! Brittany is getting pumped for prom which is a month away, but she’s got her dress, shoes, etc.

In Hebrews 5:7 it says ‘During the days of Jesus’ life on Earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the One who could save him from death’
Wow! What a portrait! Think about that for a minute…Jesus is in pain and He was on the stage of fear! Jesus is cloaked, not in sainthood, but rather, cloaked in humanity. Fully God and yet…fully human.

The next time despair or pain or fear finds you, it might do you well to remember Jesus in the garden. The next time you think that no one understands, reread the 14th chapter of Mark. The next time your self-pity convinces you that no one cares, pay a visit to Gethsemane. And the next time you wonder if God really perceives the pain and the sorrow that prevails on this dusty little planet, listen to Him…He’s pleading on bended knee, sweating droplets of blood, among the twisted trees.

Vince

Christ is risen!

The Kids are off on Spring Break this week and Trevor spent a few days with his cousins, aunts, uncles and papa & nana back in Iowa. I missed him and it was kind of weirdly quite around the house at night without him here, but I am happy he was able to go! My sister Denise came up during that same time frame and the remaining three enjoyed having her here (I’m sure Feliz has enjoyed it as well!).
Two of my sisters and their families will be coming up this weekend to spend Easter with us. It will be nice to see them and I look forward to the laughs and talks I know we will have.

I pray that each and everyone of you will remember the sacrifice that our Lord, Saviour and friend - Jesus Christ gave for you and I.

1 Thessalonians 4:14 says: Since Jesus died and broke loose from the grave, God will most certainly bring back to life those who die in Jesus.

For any follower of Christ, the promise is simply this: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is proof and preview of our own! But can we trust the promise? Are you absolutely certain it's true? Is the resurrection a reality and are the claims of an empty tomb true? This is not only a good question...it is THE question! For as Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:17, "If Christ has not been raised, then your faith has nothing to it: you are still guilty of your sins." In other words, if Christ has indeed been raised, then His followers will join Him in Heaven; however, if He wasn't, then His followers are fools. The resurrection then, IS the keystone in the arch of our faith!

He IS risen INDEED!

Vince