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Acknowledging the Spiritual Significance of Easter With Inspiring Images from and

"Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection." — Watchman Nee While thoughts are full these days of spring's arrival, as we long to bid farewell to winter and as we dream of sunny days of warmth and colour, we also are looking forward to a rather significant holiday. In just a short time, it will be Easter, perhaps the most meaningful event on the Christian calendar. It is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, held on the Sunday following Good Friday, the acknowledgement of his crucifixion. As a child growing up in an indisputably more conservative society than that of today, in a modest town in the middle of a rural community, you can well be assured that my religious upbringing was going to be thorough. My father was the Sunday School superintendent and church elder. My mom was a busy member of the women's league, and both of my older siblings taught Sunday School. All of them, at some point, sang in the choi

Get Hopping on Your Easter Design Products With Help From These 7 Whimsical Clipart Collections

Spring, officially has arrived — though it does have a way to go yet before it actually feels like it. Looking out the window we can see there is still a bit of that winter blanket lying around. Stepping out the door, we can feel Old Man Winter's still got some kick left. But then the sun finds us and we know that things are only going to get better. It's that time of year, when our heavy coats and sweaters, mittens and gloves, toques and caps are probably all just too much, yet anything lighter doesn't quite cut it. It's also the time of year when we look forward to another holiday that tends to be synonymous with family gatherings.  With thoughts of spring filling our minds,  we look ahead to the promise and fun of the Easter season. While getting ready for this occasion isn't the hectic organizing and prepping that precedes Christmas,  there's still plenty to think about and plan for. One of the first traditions for me has been shopping for spri