Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter

All week I have been feeling like I needed to write this post.
And I did not want to.
I mean-
there are so many people that come here that don't celebrate Easter.
I am going to listen though and write this post.
What is Easter about?

Jesus.
Love.
Hope.
If you don't want to go to church on Sunday because you have given up on God, 
or given up on the church, 
or given up on life....
think about it again.
And go.
There are always going to be people that disappoint you at church.
I see them.
I am one of them.
I disappoint.
I fail.
I fall.
And yet, I am still loved.
Loved by Jesus.
And so are you.
You aren't going to church for the ones you might disappoint.
You are going for you.
Go for you.

If you have been hurt in the past,
give it another chance.
Truly.

62 comments:

Tiffany said...

Adorable. all of them. so true!

TheHouseWifeRookie said...

I have an "Easter post" that I have been sitting on because I was worried about stepping on toes...THANK YOU for yours!!! I now have the courage to hit "publish post" :) Love your blog!

Jen said...

well said...simple and true, thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

You know what, this brought tears to my eyes! Your so beautiful! I am so glad you wrote. Someone has to stand up for truth and today it was your day.

xoxo, Lisa

Love Letters To China said...

Hope you have a wonderful Easter Becky!

xoxo

Jodi said...

beautiful and sooooo true!!! I'll be worshiping my risen savior in a new way this Easter sunday. Can't wait to experience Easter in Ethiopia!

Susan said...

It's posts like these that make me want to jump into this computer and reach out and give you the biggest HUG.

Gosh...I just love your heart!!

And your beautiful photograhy. When I grow up, I want to be just like you♥

Have a super blessed Easter, He's ALIVE!! And I'm so glad...

Brooke said...

beautiful. and so true.

i beg for grace and mercy from God for the stumbling block I've put in front of others.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i am glad you wrote it...a beautiful message to go with equally beautiful pics...i hope that you and your fam have a great easter...

Tracy P. said...

Beautiful post, Becky. God is the one we need. He is for us. How have I missed that Chris Tomlin song up until now?

May your Easter be filled with hope and joy!

Grandma J said...

I love you for who you are and what you stand for. I don't know why we have to worry about offending others with our love for Jesus.
Easter represents Him and His resurrection.
Thank you for this post.

sherri lynn said...

So true! I am thankful that you posted this. And even more thankful that Jesus never disappoints us!

Mark said...

We'll be there! m.

Bevy said...

Happy Easter - to you!! and to your family...

Blessings.

Bombchell said...

Easter... when everyone comes back to church, and there's barely any space in the 2nd church room, and if your 20mins early you end up in the 3rd venue: basket ball court lol

lifebythecreek said...

When God pricks your heart, it's always best to listen and obey. Somebody needed to read this today; maybe it was me, maybe somebody else. But your obedience is meaningful, and your love, for God and for others, is what it's all about...
xoxox... Happy Easter, friend. I still hope we're on the same street... right next door would be great!

Bindi said...

A beautiful post. You write so eloquently. And gorgeous pictures as always! Thank you.

The Incredible Woody said...

Thank you for that.

Comeca Jones said...

Shan and I are looking for a church home now surfin the web and I have even made some calls. Fear of others opinions of us will not keep us from it this time! We are GOING!Beautiful post.

Mom of M&Ms said...

well said!

Allison Hoffman said...

beautiful!

April said...

Way to get me all choked up this morning, Becky, but you are so right on! God loves all of us...who are ALL sinners. He forgives all that we've ever or will done. What a wonderful promise of redemption and LOVE! Church is where my heart wants AND needs to be!

Anita Johnson said...

I'm glad you wrote it. I'm glad you live it and you are encouraging us to live our faith as well. HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! We are Easter people!

*Jess* said...

Don't ever apologize for being yourself :) Whether or not Easter means something to one of your readers, all that matters is that Easter is important to YOU! :)

Skeller said...

bless your sweet heart, Becky.

the three-tree picture reminds me of the three crosses ...

and that Chris Tomlin song: love it! (I've not heard it before?!?)

Happy Easter Week ...

Marla said...

Amen, Lady, Amen. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Great post and I'm sure it was the Holy Spirit prompting you all week to do this post........... maybe there is someone in mind that He knows will visit here and that message will be for them.

Never stop letting your faith shine through your blog :)

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Those are such beautiful faces.

Colleen said...

Well said Becky. I admire you.

Brooke said...

You are so right! I am going on Sunday, for sure :D I love these photos! You have such amazing "models!"
Happy Easter to you and yours ;D

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Gorgeous photos...gorgeous! And your message is so true. We're going....and I too disappoint. Working on that. Blessings to you and your family this Easter weekend....and always! Hugs.

CJ said...

So very true, thank you for posting. And your pictures are so cute (as always).

Jenny said...

Perfectly put. Happy Easter! He is risen!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Ky said...

That little blondie is such a princess! Cu-ute. More great shots from the camera of Becky.

Beautiful, encouraging words too.

Gigi said...

I find myself "censoring" myself too on my blog - way too go, Becky!

Mari said...

So true! Great post.
Hope all of you have a great Easter!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

This is who you are. This makes you, you. I am so happy you wrote this post Becky! It is beautiful! And I love that you are being true to yourself! ♥ Happy Easter!

Darlene said...

Wonderful post.

Angela@the crazyness that is me said...

Love this!

Heidi said...

Happy Easter dear Becky!

Suzanne McClendon said...

What a wonderful reminder. :)

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my Learn it now! post. Have a beautiful Easter!

truth said...

Such crisp, clear pics and equally clean message.

Teachinfourth said...

Thanks.

I should perhaps say more in this comment, but I feel that words after yours are really not necessary.

You, my friend, are awesome.

TOLIVER FAMILY said...

beautifully said...thanks for your obedience to the call!

lovely

Jennifer said...

Brave words, beautiful post. So glad you listened and shared your beautiful heart.

YUMMommy said...

Thanks for stopping YUMMommy. Now following your blog!

Mama Zen said...

What a beautiful post!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

good for you for posting despite your initial reservation. I wish you and your gang a beautiful Easter.

Deidra said...

Love this! So glad you posted it!

May said...

Happy Easter Becky to you and your family!!!! I am just back from church after a very beautiful Good Friday ceremony...:)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Becky, to be honest I have to go back and look at the pictures again because I was so busy reading the words you wrote in between them. So honest, and such a beautiful invitation--well-said. Happy Easter, my Friend!

debi9kids said...

beautifully said, Becky.
Hope you have a very blessed Easter!

Cindy said...

Great post! I was going to do my Fun Photo Friday, but felt led to write 'an Easter post' so I did. Now I'm holding my breath. :)

Your words are fitting for so many. My daughter is there, not attending services because she's been hurt. We pray for her all the time. Thank you for writing this.

Aunt Snow said...

This is a beautiful post with wonderful photos. I appreciate the way you shared your feelings and were yet respectful of those who don't share your belief. There's no reason to self-censor.

We will all make our own choices.

Have a lovely holiday.

Thank you.

Christina (fivewalkers) said...

Have a blessed Easter weekend...it's Friday, but Sunday is coming!

Jaymi said...

Love these portraits, so beautiful!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Thank you for posting this and following God's nudging. Well said and so true. Happy Easter. Christ has risen! Hip hip hooray! :)

Formerly known as Frau said...

Catching up on blogs....love this post Becky....you are speaking to me my friend. thank you for this and I'm listening....xo

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Happy Easter!!!

Glad you wrote this post. You are allowed to write whatever you want on your own blog, you know? ;-)

I know that you respect all the others and all the other beliefs.

Mike said...

A great encouragement - if we hold back from God because His people let us down we are always going to feel let down. God is perfect, His people are still under construction!

The Animator's Wife said...

I'm SO SO SO glad you wrote this Becky; always follow that great big giant heart of yours! It is never wrong. ;) happy Easter! He is risen indeed!