Easter Morning

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I woke up this morning – the most beautiful of all mornings – Easter morning – and dug my laptop out of my backpack, where it has been hidden away since Thursday. With a Herculean effort, I essentially dropped off the social media planet. I am in the midst of a family gathering. When kids get married and movie away, the moments that avail themselves to reunite are harder to come by, and appreciated more. Right now we are all together in a house in Washington, Utah, surrounds by beautiful weather and some of God’s most creative handiwork.

For three days and three nights I went dark, (The symbolism was purely coincidental.) but I wanted to extend an Easter Greeting this morning and take a moment to reassure those who asked that I am fine,  But today’s post will be short.

May we find those things that our souls crave this Easter:

  • Hope
  • Faith
  • Joy
  • Love
  • Aussurance
  • Forgiveness
  • Tenderness
  • Grace
  • Salvation

All of these are attainable. Here. Now. Immediately. Through the miraculous Atonement of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

May the Holy Ghost reaffirm to our hearts that:

  • Christ lives
  • He suffered
  • He died
  • He rose again.

Because:

  • He loves.

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My love and hope to all of you on this beautiful Easter morning,

Brad

 

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  1. Thank you for your wonderful dedication to TRYING to lift the burdens off the shoulders of your fellow man, member or not, if only for a moment. Your messages are ALWAYS uplifting and filled with hope, love, joy & the knowledge that there is ALWAYS a way to peace & forgiveness, regardless the sin. Yes, for some who read your messages, there may be a “FOLKSY” ring to them. However, just because there’s no swearing, nor does each sentence begin with “So,” your messages are actually articulate & uplifting, even if you DO go dark for 3 days. Please, stay “folksy” & keep telling us some of those wonderful stories that you so willingly share with us. Your faithful followers enjoy your messages & appreciate all the time & dedication you put into your column. Thank you & may Father bless YOU as you bless us.

  2. Happy Easter!

    Beautiful post–short and distilled to the basics of what is most essential in the Gospel–the Atonement.

    I love our Savior!

  3. We came up from AZ too! Our other kids came down from SLC & Provo to meet here in Washington. Not only has He risen, but the hearts of the fathers are turned to the children!

  4. I was somewhat on the same page with my thoughts this Easter morn as we sang: “And a brighter Easter beam, on our longing eyes shall stream.” Pondered all the things we might be longing for that the Savior’s sacrifice gives us…pretty much a similar list to yours!

  5. The Lord woke me up almost 2 hours early today. I admit that 11:00 am church can make me lazy.
    But I got up and dressed, then went next door with a basket of treats for my parents. They are in their 80’s and pretty much home bound. Dad has dementia, but Mom was feeling lonely. She knew there would be no family gathering at their house today. So I stayed, hugged them both, chatted, watched Tabernacle Choir and some BYUTV with them, and hugged them again before I left for church. What a sweet way to start this Holy Day.
    AuntSue

  6. I’m so glad you could all be together on Easter nearly in my backyard!! It is glorious here and I’m so glad you are experiencing what we enjoy each day. I hope you get to Zion National Park before you leave. Now I’ll get back to recuperating from my food poisoning. 😉

  7. It was a perfect Easter weekend. Started with an amazing, I mean REALLY amazing, Cantata performed by our stake with original music, lyrics and narration composed and written by a very talented sister in our stake. Saturday was filled with family gathering together for egg dying and hunting, a picnic style dinner and lots of laughing and chatting. Sunday’s service was all that one could have hoped for shared and shared with family. Enjoyed having our oldest grandson with us from BYU, only two more chances to spend a bit of time with him before he enters the MTC and then off to Sweden. My heart remains full, my emotions so close to the surface….I am filled with gratitude to both my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ….they live.

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