Ordinary Life

Easter eggs abound in the living room. Some have chocolate melted inside of them. My dog sneaks by with one in her mouth straight out the door before anyone can catch her. Baskets lay turned on their sides, and pretty dresses are hanging to dry in the laundry room. Boiled eggs are still available for breakfast, lunch or dinner if any of you would like one. The candles sit on the table. The cross still hangs on the wall. The tomb is empty.

“Suddenly Jesus met Mary Magdalene and the other Mary and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Matt. 28:9-10

 I take a drink of clean water  and look around wondering where to begin. Life must be put back in order. Now is when the resurrection takes hold. It is good to celebrate. We laughed. We delighted in the children’s delight.  We ate. We prayed. We sang.

Now I must clean for ordinary life. It is good too. Richard Rohr says, “So, now, if indeed we are His followers, let’s get on with life as it is.” Jesus came back into his body. He visited his disciples in their ordinary lives.  He takes a walk and talks with Peter. This is just the stuff of life. An abundant life. An ordinary life.

With a sense of plainness settling in, I offer this gratefulness to you:

78. Abundant life poured out…thanks be to God Christ is risen.

79. Getting my hands muddy with Daughter #2

80. Gardening in a drought

81. Bright dresses and pretty sandals

82. Pretty hearts inside those dresses

83. A voice to sing praise with

84. A strong Mama

85. Honest words

86. Lunch date with my husband

87. Silly dances around the dinner table

88. Growing girls

89. Easter barbecue

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