Hatching Spring

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Next Sunday marks the end of daylight savings time–a sure sign of Spring along with broods of Easter chicks, rabbits, and candy-colored frocks.   March won’t give up without a struggle.  I wouldn’t place any bets on balmy temperatures by Easter Sunday, but the young folks in our congregation will be wearing spring fashions regardless.  Spring is a state-of-mind with the young.

Spring, the season of rebirth, can be a change-of-mind for anyone of any age who receives the promises of Easter literally.  Until I was 23, I thought I had and would have called myself “Christian.”  But it was form without substance.  After years of wrestling with God as Jacob did, I let God win; and I have never been the same since.  Spring is more than a change of season; it celebrates Christ’s death for our sins and His resurrection from the dead to claim His victory and demonstrate His divinity.   Christ is alive; and because He lives, we also have everlasting life.  That’s something to celebrate.

About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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