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Easter 2015: a Look at Past Easter Posts on The Exponent

A Little Bit of Paradise by Jana RemyThis week, I was feeling sad that I don’t get to be with my ward on Easter Sunday. I’m sure General Conference will be lovely this weekend, but I’m always a little sad on those years when Easter and General Conference converge. Knowing that I wouldn’t get to hear an Easter talk from a member of the ward. I turned to my other beloved Mormon community here at The Exponent and came across so many pieces that have spiritually fed me during past Easter seasons.

Easter Posts
The Easter Basket by Mraynes: “I went home and pulled out my own Easter basket, the one I had picked all those years ago. It wasn’t the ornate basket of my daydreams, rather it is beautiful only for its simplicity. All of the magic that was lost the day my father revealed truth was captured for me in this basket. This, this, was the perfect basket for my little girl.”

Easter’s Promise by Heather: “Sometimes in winter, when my sweet flower beds are buried under 3 feet of packed, salty snow, I just know nothing can survive. But not too long ago, when it seemed winter would never end, I went out my front door and saw little purple crocuses poking their heads out of the ground.”

Exponent II Classics: Easter Thoughts at Christmas by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher: “But Bethlehem’s faith was Golgotha’s lie, and Mary learned it. That awesome moment when she would see her son, raised on a cross far from her power to comfort, cry to his Father: “Why hast thou forsaken me?” And receive no answer. But into the vacancy around his essential solitude would come strength of his own, power generated by his now proven Godhood, to perform by himself that which from the beginning was to be exacted of him. The redemption of man, by man necessitated, by Man accomplished. And Mary witnessed it.”

On Easter I Saw a Glimmer… by Rachel: “Knowing that we wouldn’t be attending our regular church service today due to General Conference, Azure, on her own, prepared the Sacrament for us to take here. It’s still sitting on our counter, and has led to quite the interesting discussion.”

Past Easter Sermons and Sacrament Talks

Excerpt from an Easter Sermon by Liz: “I have experienced this kind of a Friday in my life – everything has fallen apart, the very foundation of my faith seems to have been shaken, and the despair is almost more than I can bear… And yet I add my testimony to that found in the book of John: no matter our grief, no matter our desperation.  No matter our pain, Christ has born our burdens alone so that we don’t have to.  Cling to your faith, cling to your hope, cling to the Savior – because Sunday will come.”

Broken Understanding… by Suzette: “And because God created blessing out of that which was broken, we can have hope that He will do the same for us.  He can take our unmet expectations, our shameful sins, our unspoken hurts – and bring blessing to these intolerable situations.”

Easter, Happily Ever After by Guest Mary P. Clyde: “Because I am a Mary, I may have a unique perspective on the Savior calling her name. That scripture reminds me of the way my grandmother said my name. Though she has been gone many years now, I can still hear the way she said it. I can hear the tone and inflection. And most of all I can hear her love. Imagine the Savior saying your name.”

EmilyCC

EmilyCC works for a national non-profit and lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her spouse and three children. She is a former editor of Exponent II and a founding blogger at The Exponent.

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2 Responses

  1. Heather says:

    Thanks for the Easter buffet! I’m ready to go back for seconds.

  2. spunky says:

    What a beautiful collection! Thank you for putting this together!!!

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