Going Fishing…

Going Fishing…

I pray you all had a blessed, peace-filled Easter celebration this year. It’s good to live on the other side of the cross–to receive grace and to daily walk in that grace knowing that our Lord’s got us covered.

The Lord has had me covered from my very beginning. I was born on Easter Sunday. While my dad was preaching about new life issuing forth from the tomb, my mom was pressing down bringing forth new life from her womb. I suppose you could say the cross has “kept” me, shadowed me and covered me all the days of my life. Tomorrow, I’ll celebrate my 46th birthday. I’ll do so knowing that not single day of those forty-six years has taken Jesus by surprise. From that very first Easter 2000 years ago, to that Easter morning in 1966, and straight through until now, God knew how desperately I would need Calvary. I still need it. Every morning. Every night. Every moment in between.

Sweet loving grace. Rich merciful love. I am humbled by them both, and I am grateful for another candle on the cake. Another song to be sung in my honor. Another day to remember my first Easter… my lasting Easter. Christ in me, the hope of glory.

Enjoy this Easter week, friends. I’ll be spending some time with my kids as they celebrate no school, no homework, and new fishing poles. And when I return, don’t be surprised to find a new look to the blog. It’s getting a much needed make-over, and I am excited for the change. As always…

Peace for the journey,
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21 Responses to Going Fishing…

  1. Elaine, your words always refresh me! I hope your week of relaxing and fishing will refresh you in body and soul. You are one special lady and I'm so glad God made us friends! You have no idea how often I relay some of your online wisdom to my in-real-life friends! I will say "my friend Elaine says….."–because that's exactly who you are. My friend. Even if we have not met face to face. Yet. 🙂

    Marilyn…in Mississippi

  2. HAPPY HAPPY Birthday Elaine! May the Lord bless you and keep you and shine His face on you always! Enjoy this week with your kids.

    My youngest son was born on Easter Sunday too. A special birthday for sure!

  3. Hope you have a beautiful birthday. Love the family picture. You are so beautiful surrounded by the people you love.

  4. I would have to agree with Marilyn in her comments above. "My friend Elaine" is one I've quoted too!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one very special 46 year old! The best is yet to come.

    xo

  5. I'm so glad you and your sweet family are having special time together. That's what treasured family memories are made of…precious time spent with one another.

    Looking forward to seeing lots of pics from your fishing adventure. No 'gators, okay? 😉

    Happy, happy birthday, Elaine. Celebrating with you, sister friend!

    Love you.

  6. Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Elaine, and get to enjoy an amazing week with your kids. So thankful you're celebrating another birthday! Blessings to you, friend!

  7. I haven't been over here for a while, but I'm so glad I stopped by so I could wish you a Happy and Blessed Birthday! Have a wonderful week 🙂

  8. Thanks, Valarie. It's great to see a new "face" here. Do you have a blog? I tried clicking but wasn't able to access your profile. Anyway, glad to have you here. You're always welcome. Blessings.

  9. Elaine,

    "It's good to live on the other side of the cross–to receive grace and to daily walk in that grace knowing that our Lord's got us covered." So true and well written. I am ever so grateful to have life and live on the other side of the cross!

    cyndi
    lakeside, MT
    http://advocateofhope.wordpress.com

  10. Dear Friend,
    Preparing to tape this TV show has taken all of the time I previously had to read emails & favorite blogs, like yours, and make comments, so forgive me for being tardy.

    Somehow, learning that you were born on Easter is not surprising. God and His Son have been with you in so many ways. You are truly a special child of His, and we are all grateful for the wisdom you impart to us each week.

    I hope you're all having a great time together, fishing and just doing nothing… Not sure I remember what that is… BTW, I haven't forgotten the better resolution photos for you.

    XOXOXO,
    Brenda

  11. Living on the other side of the cross! I love that…..I have never had the pleasure to meet someone born on an Easter Day, how wonderful. God has His hand on you from the beginning for a special purpose! Hope you have a great time with your family….Lori

  12. Hey Elaine!

    Hallelujah, He's got us covered!!! Where would we be without His love, mercy and grace!

    Enjoy your special time with your family…..a new fishing pole, beautiful Spring days doing nothing but enjoying the company of loved ones….sounds like a little bit of Heaven to me!!

    Hugs and Sweet Blessings!
    Jackie

  13. Oh! I almost forgot! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

    He redeems thy life from destruction and crowns thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; He satisfies thy mouth with good things so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles! Psm 103:4-5

    Sweet Blessings!
    Jackie

  14. Just peakin' in to see if the "makeover" has begun 🙂

    It sure blesses my heart to see how vibrant, healthy & pretty you look. Love that hair!

    Hope your fishing has netted yummy result!

    Hugs,
    Kathleen

  15. I haven't been around to blogs for a bit, but thought I'd stop by this evening…sorry I missed your birthday…I trust you had a blessed time with your family. Easter is extra special to me too, because I was born again at this time in 1985…praise the Lord!