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4/5/13 2:14 P

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I attend a lot of church services that keep me focused on what is important in life. I love celebrating the holidays. We had a neighbor and some family friend join us for Easter dinner this year. It was a ton of work but we so enjoyed our visit with everyone.

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4/1/13 12:05 P

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As a Catholic, I love the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, & Holy Saturday Vigil). There is so much hope and faith in these services so it is my favorite part of the liturgical year.

John & I join one cousin's family for Easter brunch, with the traditional Italian goodies - pastiere (rice pies), ricotta pie, pizza piena (pie of plenty - or as I call it, heart attack pie since it has multiple meats & cheeses), omelets with asparagus or spinach or other veggies.After having our slivers, we go to my other cousin's home (mom & dad raised him & his 2 siblings for awhile when their parents divorced) for a buffet dinner.

The second best part of the celebration (after Saturday night's service) is sharing family memories of Easters past.

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE, NEW ENGLAND

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3/31/13 9:59 P

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I remember going to Sunrise services as a kid too! Loved it. Like Fluffy said, it's awesome to watch the sun come up over the horizon, and just makes the day more special. I didn't see where any of the churches were holding outdoor sunrise services this year around here, probably due to the snow and the freezing weather we've been having.


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3/31/13 9:56 P

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For me and my family, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus though perfect in every way, took all the
worlds sins upon his own body as he hung on the cross and died
for us. We all have the chance to give our life to Him and get
forgiveness of our sins and obey God's Word. We all attend worship
services and normally share a meal together. We always met at my
DD's house to hide Easter eggs for her youngest. This year he feels
he is too old to do that anymore. We take lots of pictures.

I visited my Mom in the nursing home, took her some goodies and
took a picture of her smiling face.

Edited by: BRAVEONE92 at: 3/31/2013 (22:01)
"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth."
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3/31/13 7:32 A

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It's a time to spend with my family.

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3/30/13 5:39 P

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I'm not especially religious, but it's an opportunity to spend time with the family.

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3/30/13 4:03 P

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Easter is the Hope of the ages to me! Without Resurrection Sunday, Jesus was just another good man & great prophet. But His death & resurrection are my Salvation!! Thank You Jesus!

We have Church on Sunday morning, and after Church we have a carry-in dinner followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. It's just a great day to spend with our Forever family, which for transplants like us, is a great deal since we can't be with our blood families!

I can remember as a child going to Sunrise services on the side of a hill just down the road from our home. Even as a child it was an awesome experience to celebrate our Savior's resurrection as the sun was coming up over the top of the hill! Loved it and remember it like it was yesterday! My mom always made "hot cross buns" on Easter Sunday morning, miss that!
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3/30/13 1:09 P

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After church, either the kids, who-ever can make it, come to our house for dinner, or we go to theirs. Just spend the day together, enjoying our kids and grandkids, and wishing the gang from Cincinatti could be with us too, but it's a long trip with 8 kids, so we do understand. Usually talk to all of them on the phone.


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3/30/13 12:17 P

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For me & my family, Easter is a time to celebrate the resurrection of my Savior, Jesus Christ. My family (as many as are able to), get together & share a meal & spend time together just enjoying each other's company & reflecting on how truly blessed we are.

Keep smiling!!
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3/30/13 11:31 A

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