CELEBRATING EASTER WITH OUR COMMUNITY

It’s the day after Easter.  A day to reflect on the celebration of the resurrection and how it should transform how I think and live and love.

We enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend.  Sacred moments spent with extended family and our community.  Shared experiences knitted together by an abundance of  food, laughter, conversation, and worship.

During my personal study time throughout the Holy Week I reflected on Jesus’ final words his followers before ascending into heaven:

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20.

I am grateful for the ways we see this calling of Christ lived out discipleship in our home.  And the ceaseless joy the comes from this community.

Yesterday we returned home after a beautiful Easter church service to take off our fancy clothes, grill hot dogs, and play a game of backyard wiffle ball with our boys and the community of young men and women who have become family.  Making disciples, not just by instruction and prayer, but also by inviting others into our home and into our family to share life and love each other well.

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He has risen!

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