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Friday, April 02, 2010

Easter changes everything….

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” ~ S.D. Gordon

“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to
start over no matter what my circumstances.” ~Robert Flatt

So many years ago, God gave the ultimate sacrifice, the life of his son, so that we could be made new. We have been washed clean of our past, and have been given the opportunity to improve upon our future.

Reflect on this special time to wash ourselves of our past, forget our weariness, forget our loneliness, forget our fear, and forget our suffering and pain. Let us bath in our own forgiveness, triumph over our victories, however small they may be, and lavish our rebirth with faith and hope for tomorrow.

We have all made mistakes on this journey to weight loss. We have all become weary, lonely, fearful and, at times, suffered great pain along the way. At times, we have subjected ourselves to great tortures, sufferings, and pain. We have beaten ourselves to death because of those mistakes made; just as Jesus was beaten on the cross by the non-believers, for the mistakes he made. But we can rise above those mistakes and begin again. Just as Jesus was risen from death.

“The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still
before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the
spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.” ~
Henry Knox Sherrill

Let us meet the challenge of the new days before us with hard work, discipline, and sacrifice. Let us, not only begin this journey to weight loss again, but celebrate the journey, with new birth, new faith, new strength, and new hope …and stay with the journey to the victorious end.

“Receive every day as a resurrection from death, as a new enjoyment of life; meet
every rising sun with such sentiments of God's goodness, as if you had seen it,
and all things, new - created upon your account: and under the sense of so great
a blessing.”~ William Law


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JMMATTHEWS1 4/18/2010 1:05PM


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JEVETT 4/14/2010 2:58PM

    WOW, that was beautiful, thank you for sharing, and for speaking for me, more beautifully than I could have. May you continue to have a beautiful Easter season emoticon

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MARCYNA 4/13/2010 10:03AM

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LEIBROWN 4/6/2010 1:28PM

    I'm really late getting to emails, but thank you so much. I hope you had a blessed Easter.

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RIPPEDPAUL1 4/4/2010 10:27AM

    Well done post, thank you

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YW84FRIDAY 4/3/2010 11:33PM

  Absolutely beautiful! Have a wonderful Easter!


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MOIRA48 4/3/2010 7:47AM

    Excellent. Thank you.

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IAMDARLENE 4/2/2010 11:18PM


Thanks so much!! I agree, Easter changes everything. Without Easter and what it's all about (knowing Jesus rose from the dead), I wouldn't have the hope of eternal life that I have.
love, Darlene

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SKUEHN01 4/2/2010 10:54PM

    Thank you for your beautiful blog. I was having a horrible day, but your post has made me feel a little better. Happy Easter to you and yours.


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SANTANDERE 4/2/2010 10:04PM

    If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is
"Thank You",
it will be enough.

~ Meister Eckhart (1260-1328)

And I say "Thank You" to God for having you in my life...

My motivational quote is from YOU today; "Let us meet the challenge of the new days before us with hard work, discipline, and sacrifice. Let us, not only begin this journey to weight loss again, but celebrate the journey, with new birth, new faith, new strength, and new hope …and stay with the journey to the victorious end".

Have a Beautiful Easter Friend!

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MSLZZY 4/2/2010 6:19PM

    Waht a wonderful blog that is very befitting the Easter season. Spring is the time for new life and it is time to resurrect and grow again. Thank you!

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JUDYBUGS 4/2/2010 6:02PM

    Happy Easter to you! emoticon

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BRENDAZOMBIE 4/2/2010 5:58PM

    Thank you.

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SECONDCHANCE51 4/2/2010 3:59PM

    SPECIAL!!! Thanks for sharing and may you have a blessed & Happy Easter. emoticon

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GYSPY_WOMAN 4/2/2010 2:57PM

    Thank You, Happy Easter!

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    emoticon Happy Easter to you and your family!

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DORSKI 4/2/2010 2:36PM

  Thanks for sharing. I always look upon Easter as a time to renew things. emoticon

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YOOHOORENEE 4/2/2010 1:35PM

    Thank you for sharing this blog! Happy Easter!

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PATRICIAAK 4/2/2010 1:30PM

    blessed Easter!

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VXWALL1942 4/2/2010 1:16PM

    Beautiful and inspirational. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and quotes.

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MIMIKK7 4/2/2010 12:57PM

    Inspirational blog! Blessings to you and your family this Easter. emoticon emoticon

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BELTONWALKER67 4/2/2010 12:41PM

    Happy Easter to you and your family.

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NEED4MOTIVATION 4/2/2010 11:53AM

    After finding out yesterday that I gained 2.8lbs in one week, I've been struggling trying to figure out how I was going to make it through Easter and Spring Break. Your words washed all of the doubt away in an instant! I'm sure I'll do this! Thank you for being HIS tool. God is AMAZING!


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L*I*T*A* 4/2/2010 11:41AM

    beautiful.......thanks so much for sharing........blessings and hugs..........lita

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SPARKLINGDAWN 4/2/2010 11:25AM

    .... and beautiful picture. I am going to borrow that picture - it is beautiful.

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1LMJORDAN 4/2/2010 11:20AM

    that was beautiful. I loved it i had to shear this on face book. emoticon

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MARSHA48 4/2/2010 11:19AM

    Isn't it amazing how when you read something in a different setting it means soooo much more than you first thought? WOW! The power of God, never ceases to amaze me.
Thank you God for your son, Jesus. Thank you Jesus for dying for my sins, so I CAN make a new person of myself in many ways.

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    Amazing Blog! I couldn't have said it better and certainly going to make the most of this opportunity to re-commit. Blessings to you and yours on this Easter Weekend!

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    Awesome blog. Thank you! emoticon Happy Easter

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EGRAMMY 4/2/2010 11:14AM

    Inspiration Blog. Thank you so much.

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URSULA125 4/2/2010 11:05AM

    Beautiful blog! God bless you this Easter and always.

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MISSMISSY 4/2/2010 11:04AM

    Beautiful message!! Happy Easter!!

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