#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Easter at Home

I started Easter Sunday by listening to the Daily Audio Bible, and it made my entire day, as it often does.  Brian Hardin’s prayers and commentary on the Scriptures were, as usual, deeply moving for me.  They played the classic hymn, “Were You There?” and had me in tears at the poignant reminder of what He really did for us.  The implications are much too far-reaching for one little blog, of course–I can’t say enough without saying too much, if you know what I mean.  Suffice it to say, I am one grateful sinner, astounded by the infinite mercy and grace of my Lord.  My personal prayer?  Thank You.

Hardly adequate, I know, but it’s all I have to offer.

Mom, Wendy and Jeremy came over for a nice dinner, and we all had a good time.  Jenni joined us later, too, as did Chris.  I had put together some Easter baskets, including piles of the soap I’ve been making–when walking through the valley of the shadow, make soap, is my motto–and by the time yesterday rolled around, I was pretty much wintered-out.  Yes, I tried to put a good face on it, and to look for blessings and beauty in even the darkest days, but oh how hungry I have been for spring to come–and now it’s really here.  Hallelujah!  Anyway, I’ve collected some beautiful soap molds on etsy and eBay, and I love mixing the fixings, adding color and scent and skin-softening oils, and eventually seeing a horse or a crown or an angel emerge from the mold.  I use the melt-and-pour stuff for a base, as I don’t want to mess with lye or kettles on top of the stove.  (I’m too klutzy and too forgetful to be trusted with such things.  Also not allowed to use power tools or butane torches.  Sigh.)

Writing has been a challenge–I believe we all have fallow times, like fields that will one day burst with bumper crops–and although I believe such seasons are vital to the greater process, I don’t have to like them.  :)  I’ve come out on the other side, thank heaven, and I’m eager to spin yarns like crazy.

Be blessed, be well, and be kind, my dear friends.

Back tomorrow.

7 comments to “Easter at Home”

  1. Juanita Rice
      · April 1st, 2013 at 2:19 pm · Link

    “Writing has been a challenge–I believe we all have fallow times….”

    Thank you for those comments, Linda. I needed something like that to give me a jump-start!

  2. Norma Stanforth
      · April 1st, 2013 at 2:42 pm · Link

    Yes Linda i know what you mean about the song Where You There,
    where you there when they nailed Him to the cross, make me cry too, all of that song make you cry. One of my very dear Christian friend that i have know for over 40 year went home to be with her Savior, she just turned 94 five days ago, such a sweet person. She will truly be missed. God bless each and everyone of you and i am glad to have you as a friend.
    As always your friend,
    Norma Stanforth

  3. Crystal F
      · April 1st, 2013 at 3:42 pm · Link

    My Easter with family was so nice. We all went to church and all that Drama Practice really paid off, Praise The Lord, however i am a little excited i get to get off work and curl up with Corbins Fancy. I finally got to get through Banner O’Brien which i LOVED but I’m really Loving this one and i am only on chapter 3. I think Jeff is gonna be a bigger piece of work than Adam but I’m not sure that’s possible. After church we went to my sisters and her in Louisiana we had a crawfish boil! Yummy! After that i went home to relax and finished my book and immerdiately started the second. We then sat my husband and I with our 3 kids and watched the final conclusion of The Bible on the History Channel. It was great. I also got all choked up realizing again how much he really sacrificed for us. It makes me wanna bust out with that old song OH HOW I LOVE JESUS!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

  4. Alexia Evans
      · April 1st, 2013 at 4:53 pm · Link

    :) Thank you for sharing your Easter day with us. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. We are Greek Orthodox and follow an old calender so our Pascha (aka Easter) is the first Sunday in May. We had the Easter Bunny visit our 6 year old and she got a nice bunny that she named Thumper. When our Pascha comes around we will read the bible that we use for Holy Week. Thankfully, our daughter likes to hear the bible. Have a very blessed evening.

  5. Sherry Wallace
      · April 1st, 2013 at 6:37 pm · Link

    Yes, we all have fallow days, but then the Spring – how glorious that is!! Were You There is one if my old hymn favorites & always makes me cry as well just trying to fathom that ultimate sacrifice He made :-0. Happy you had a joyous Easter with family. I did, too, & looking forward to warmer days, planting flowers & riding :)

  6. Teri Iezek
      · April 1st, 2013 at 7:12 pm · Link

    My sister and I have a fettish about soap, Maybe you should do a give-away ….a Really good book(hint hint) and some pretty soap to soak with :) Humm!!!!! Happy Spring:) although it was only 36 here today, I know it will get here sooner or later. Keep your chin up<3

  7. Gloria
      · April 1st, 2013 at 10:05 pm · Link

    I’m glad you had a good Easter Sunday. I meant to do NOTHING all day and sort of recuperate from moving my son, and my brother’s stuff, and my stuff to make room for my son’s stuff. But, that didn’t happen. And, I had a good day, anyway.

    Take care, Gloria!!

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