Hi Friends,

Easter weekend is here and I’m thinking about how this will be the first year where I won’t be in a “building” surrounded by my faith family celebrating the resurrection of our Savior. I also know that I don’t have to go to church to celebrate Easter. I can do that right from home and I plan to do just that. I’m looking forward to this weekend. I plan to get outside and plant some pretty flowers, build a mini cross, and prepare an Easter meal or maybe just something sweet! I will still fix myself up to watch online Easter services and reflect on the goodness of God throughout the day. Now more than ever what’s going on is testing many of our faith levels. The church is home now, not a physical building (nor was it ever – we individually are called to be the church).

Find this beautiful floral dress from Target!

The enemy thinks he’s winning with the effects of COVID-19 looming over us and keeping us “home”. I don’t think he’s winning at all. I’ve experienced so many sweet moments being in isolation that I would have never experienced if we weren’t forced to be home. I’m choosing to find the tiny joys and victories throughout my day and I’m challenging you too to find those same joys and victories.

I know at times it may be hard to process what’s going on all around us and some days I have my moments where I’m thinking “when is this all going to end”. But you know what? I’m so glad Easter is here because it’s taking my mind off what’s going on in the world, in fixing my eyes on the beautiful story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is alive and well, yall! He knew no sin, but yet He thought I was to die for with all my sins that I carry.

If you have some time, or want to know more of the Easter story in the Bible, click here to read a beautiful summary of it all.

“The goodness of Good Friday is that because He walked silently to the cross, like a Lamb to slaughter, not protesting the punishment meted out upon Him, we have hope. He was rejected by God that we might be made acceptable to God, a people for His own possession. This was the promise given through Jeremiah: “I will be their God, and they will be my people” (Jeremiah 31:33).” Read more here…#SheReadsTruth

How do you plan to spend this beautiful weekend? I would love to read, so feel free to share in the comments. I’m thinking of all my readers and friends daily.

We will get through this and let’s rejoice because He is alive! P.s. If you’re looking for somewhere to stream Easter services, can I say you can join me at my church? We would love to worship with you or one of the pastors can walk you through Salvation! There are Saturday services available as well as 5 services on Sundays. The best thing? You can worship right where you are this weekend – tune in and get connected with Pinelake Church!

Found this beautiful painting on Pinterest!

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