I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

The Origin of Easter

I’ve been doing research on Easter and I discovered that the name ‘Easter’ is not of Christian origin as I thought.  It actually was a pagan festival that worshipped other gods and there are some interesting stories including a cult that claims a virgin birth, death and rebirth about 200 BC.   Then about 325 AD, it seems the Roman Empire decided to replace this pagan celebration with a festival that observed the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Since then, Easter has become a tradition.

If Easter was really the name of a pagan celebration, why did they replace it with such an important and passionate event?   It seems interesting that many people today celebrate Easter as the pagans did thousands of years before.

I’ve heard people refer to Easter Sunday as Resurrection Sunday and I think that is a much more appropriate name.   It reflects the meaning of the day much better.

Here is a great Resurrection Sunday song that was written by our Worship Leader Greg Sykes and our pastor’s wife.  Enjoy Greg as he sings, “The Rock that Won’t be Moved”.






Happy birthday baby Jesus!

December 2013 - Nativity - Wallpaper

Today Christians all over the world celebrate the birthday of Jesus.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas.  Here is a link to a version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah sung by the Canadian Tenors who appeared on the Oprah show back in 2010.  They got a surprise they weren’t expecting.  Beautiful song!  Enjoy!


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Christ the Lord is risen today!

Martin Luther wrote this famous song back in 1708.  It is the best known of all Easter hymns and it announces the great news that Christ has opened paradise.

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia! All creation  joins to say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, O heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! Where, O death, is now your  sting? Alleluia! Dying once, He all doth save, Alleluia! Where your  victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia! Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia! Following our exalted Head,  Alleluia! Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia! Ours the cross, the  grave, the skies, Alleluia!


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Beautiful video. Grab a coffee and relax for a few minutes. Enjoy!

Simple Tom

This honestly just made me smile and I know it’ll do the same for you. Just sit back, relax, and take it in 🙂

Have an amazing day!

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