March 27, 2016


The sky was still dark and speckled with stars and the moon as I got into the car and drove, a wonderful crispness in the air.  I parked and finished listening to "10,000 Reasons" on the radio before getting out and walking over to find a seat.

Still dark I begin to see faces of people I’ve come to know and admire - faces we hadn’t seen in a while due to illness, so thankful that they both are able to be here this morning; so thankful that we are all able to be here this morning.

As the music began and the skies darkness began to turn to light I was taken back at the privilege and freedom of it all.  Out there in what is normally the parking lot, we sing, boldly and without fear of harm “Christ the Lord is Risen Today, alleluia!”  We listen to the telling of that day long ago when Jesus asked Mary, “Woman, why are you weeping?  Whom are you seeking?” When He calls her by name she realizes the one she is seeking is right before her.

Later the same day He came and stood in the midst of the disciples and said to them “Peace be with you.”

Jesus Christ has risen, He is calling your name, what you are seeking is right before you and He is offering you Peace, in Him you will be free, free indeed.

The service was lovely, the weather near perfect, the sunrise mesmerizing, and a freedom not only of no harm but also a feeling of indescribable peace.


Scriptures taken from NKJV
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) lyric by Matt Redman
Photo Linda J Matsko

March 24, 2016

For You...

It's Holy Thursday and this morning I decided to check something off my list of "I should try that" things and I joined a gal pal and we walked up to the cross that is in the mountains.  Approximately 3 miles round trip, the sun's rising was beautiful:

The trail was steep at times and winding:

The view spectacular:

Sweet little treasures found along the way:

To the goal:

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4:

"I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me.  Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.  He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as Scriptures said."

This Easter, I hope you take the time to make the Cross your goal, not religion, but relationship.  Today commemorates the Last Supper, some 2049 years ago, Jesus said:

"This cup is the new covenant between God and his people-an agreement confirmed by my blood, which is poured out for you."  

For YOU.

Happy Easter Everyone,
Much Love,


Scriptures from NLT 2nd Edition, The Daily Walk Bible
Photos by Linda J Matsko