This is a day of joy. It represents new life. New beginnings. Second chances. As a Christian, this day is THE day. It trumps all others. We celebrate Christ’s incredible gift to each one of us. I sat in church this morning keenly aware of how, though undeserving, I am grateful for the opportunity to start anew. Glad to toss the “old self”, I feel excitement at the prospect of a new one. This is true for all of me, not just the spiritual part. As a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend. In all aspects of my life I could use a second chance. Can’t we all?
I am not a theologian. And this is not a religious blog. But I can’t help but see the connection of Easter in every area of my life. Yesterday was unseasonably cold here in North Carolina. It rained for 13 hours….then I stopped counting. I was supposed to meet my friend Susan for an early am run… but it was raining too hard. Instead of venturing out, I got on the treadmill in my bedroom. My husband gave me this treadmill two years ago. Although thrilled at the time, I have actually not been a fan of running inside. Boring. I can never get past staring at the screen and counting each second as it goes by. [Read more...]