Saturday, March 22, 2008

Saturday morning . . .

. . . house is quiet. This hot coffee tastes so good. I think it will be another beautiful day. Tomorrow's Easter so, of course, it might rain. I think last Easter it was COLD.

But I love Easter. The name isn't as pretty as "Christmas", but the holiday is, of course, SUPREMELY WONDERFUL. They need to name it something better- like 'Holy Day' -- or, like, 'Holiday'. !! And we get to start wearing our white shoes. Hmm. I don't think I have any white shoes anymore. Funny how times change. Speaking of that, Laura (who is home for Easter!) and I were shopping for shoes yesterday afternoon. I was noticing how everybody - except the older ladies- were trying on shoes without wearing hose, or those little footie-things. That's cuz nobody -except the older ladies- wears hose these days. I was wondering what kind of foot allergies were being spread around. Hmm. Ugh.

I'll change the subject.

At Bear Valley Church you don't see the typical Easter parade outfits. That is refreshing. Well, kind of. I used to like dressing up for Easter. And when I was little it was the WHOLE outfit--- new dress, new shoes, new purse, new hat, new gloves. Times have so changed. I still haven't decided what I'll wear to church tomorrow.

But I love Easter. The resurrection of Christ is the most incredible event in history. . . and last night I was reading long quotes about the certainty of that resurrection - and how it defines everything. Really, everything.

Here are 2 short, but I think great, quotes I found last night - one by the dear Pope John Paul II and the other by the dear Reformer, Martin Luther:
"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song". ~Pope John Paul II
"Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time."  ~Martin Luther

2 comments:

laura said...

I still like dressing up for easter. No hose or gloves, but a dress probably (and snazzy new shoes). And i like the martin luther quote

Bailey Jo said...

I meant that he had never met the girl until the night that the baby was conceived. It was a one-night stand, in other words. It didn't really make sense the way that I put it. My bad.