Happy Easter !!

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.  John 11:25

And my heart will always sing “How Great is Our God”.

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50 Responses to Happy Easter !!

  1. jhynds says:

    Happy Easter!
    He is RISEN!

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    • Scott Lyddon says:

      Beautiful.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      jhynds, my father was a Jew with the same eyes but really kinky hair, light complexion, not too tall. His origin of family was Ophir in the ME which no longer exists but am assuming that his genes came from there. A good hardworking man and father and married my mother, a real light complexion, truly beautiful, black haired Irish women from Ireland. What a pair!

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    • Blind no longer says:

      My very favorite movie of all time. Jesus of Nazareth.

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  2. Cow wow says:

    He is Risen Indeed! God bless Sundance and this entire community!

    Liked by 13 people

  3. montanamel says:

    He is risen!
    For all to see and know.
    God Bless SD

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  4. GrandpaM says:

    He is Risen Indeed! Happy Resurrection Day!

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  5. auntiefran413 says:

    Easter is not about the bunny…it is about the Lamb. A blessed Easter to each of the Treepers!

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  6. “People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.”
    Malcolm Muggeridge
    https://www.azquotes.com/quote/504629

    Joyful Easter to you all!
    Sensitive to the knowledge that we live in a pluralistic society, and that there are undoubtedly many different worldviews within the Treehouse itself, I nevertheless thought of both when I awoke this Easter morning. Easter and Thanksgiving are the holidays most meaningful to me, and I suspect it’s because there is at least one common thread between the two–and also one of the greatest casualties of liberalism–gratitude.

    A second casualty might be “Truth.” Many people of varying worldviews today speak of “the truth setting you free”…often without knowing or understanding the absent first portion of the “quote” and why that might be, that is, Truth with a capital “T”. For those of the Baby Boom generation, an even more well-known quote might be, “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” This morning I was listening to a podcast by one of the smartest people (and best speakers) I know of, Ravi Zacharias. He was speaking of a friend of his and one of the smartest people he ever knew, the late Malcolm Muggeridge, former British journalism giant, atheist, communist, and liberal. The talk, even though “taped” years ago seemed very relevant to today’s America, especially as it pertained to “Truth” and “justice”–two of today’s buzzwords, as in “my truth; your truth,” and “social justice.”

    I have included both the expanded Muggeridge quote from the podcast, as well as the link, below. (I decided to read more about Mr. Muggeridge, and found many of his quotes, even from 50 years ago, unbelievably prescient, including the one, and the link above.)

    But, as I have thought about Easter, Ravi Zacharias, Malcolm Muggeridge, Truth–and all that is happening in America today, I realized that all I could possibly hope for in this current situation (Russia “investigation”…which, as I have written in this blog before, I believe was designed to coverup actions extending back to Benghazi forward) is…the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. In fact, using the Muggeridge quote as a springboard, I am not as interested in “justice” as I am in knowing the truth. (afterall, Justice is the Lord’s…as is, thankfully, Mercy–the Message of Easter.)

    I want the truth. I think I can handle the truth.

    I am thankful to know the Truth this Easter.
    He is risen!
    A Joyful Easter to you all.

    (quotes and links follow)
    Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990) was a British born journalist popular in the nineteen hundreds. Initially attracted by Communism, Muggeridge and his wife lived in Moscow in the 1930’s where he acted as a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian. Increasingly, Muggeridge recognized the failings of Communism and Stalin’s regime, but his writings exposing the widespread famine in the Soviet Union were censored by his editors and refuted by other journalists and publications (most notably, the New York Times). Below is an excerpt from Chronicles of Wasted Time, a collection of Muggeridge’s publications. In it, Muggeridge rebukes immoral policies enacted under the “false face” of justice and provides a chilling example of the cynicism that can exist in government.

    “…truth is very beautiful; more so, as I consider, than justice — today’s pursuit — which easily puts on a false face. In the nearly seven decades I have lived through, the world has overflowed with bloodshed and explosions whose dust has never had time to settle before others have erupted; all in purportedly just causes. The quest for justice continues, and the weapons and hatred pile up; but truth was an early casualty. The lies on behalf of which our wars have been fought and our peace treaties concludes! The lies of revolution and of counter-revolution! The lies of advertising, of news, of salesmanship, of politics! The lies of the priest in his pulpit, the professor at his podium, the journalist at his typewriter! The lie stuck like a fish-bone in the throat of the microphone, the hand-held lies of the prowling cameraman! Ignazio Silone told me once how, when he was a member of the old Comintern, some stratagem was under discussion, and the delegate, a newcomer who had never attended before, made the extraordinary observation that if such and such statement were to be put out, it wouldn’t be true. There was a moment of dazed silence, and then everyone began to laugh. They laughed and laughed until tears ran down their cheeks and the Kremlin walls seemed to shake. The same laughter echoes in every council chamber and cabinet room, wherever two or more are gathered together to exercise authority. It is truth that has died, not God.”

    Malcolm Muggeridge, Chronicles of Wasted Time, (Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 2006), 19-20.

    Ravi Zacharias podcast, “Just Thinking” on Malcolm Muggeridge and Truth in today’s society
    [audio src="https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=632111634#episodeGuid=https%3A%2F%2Fs3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com%2Frzimmedia.rzim.org%2FLMPT%2FLMP20190420.mp3" /]

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    • Kevin:

      Excellent thoughts.

      Yes we can, that is, handle the truth…because we knew it was ugly some time ago. We would like to see things sorted out more to get down to the most crucial particulars of the very first breath and root of this whole farce and cabal of evil players.

      We won’t walk in darkness though if we are aligned to the Truth. Jesus said….I AM the way, the truth and the light. He, as that pure *capitol T* Truth, can help us navigate the murky waters of lies, the Lie, and the father of lies so we do not stumble in darkness, that darkness that many love more than l(L)ight.

      I love listening to Ravi. One of the best of the best.

      Shalom and be blessed!

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  7. Monticello says:

    Happy Easter to all!

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  8. http://smarturl.it/CKBecauseHeLives
    Life is worth the living just because He lives!

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  9. czarowniczy says:

    Not a Happy Easter in Sri Lanka where coordinated bombings of Catholic churches and luxury hotels have claimed over 200 lives. Seems police warned security officials 10 days ago about the potential for bombings by a violent (you guessed it) Islamic group but….

    Eagerly awaiting the French to announce they’re conducting their own investigation and have no beliefs the bombings were a result of terrorism and are looking at them as just terrible coincidental accidents. Also eagerly awaiting statements from US Reps Tlaib, Omar and Carson.

    So far a BuzzFeed editor has claimed the Trump administration would have had a stronger reaction to the bombing were the victims white probably has in side information on the non-white/white ratio of people killed at the luxury hotels and churches but then the editor’s interests seemed to be more into libeling Trump than facing Islamic terrorism…errrr, regrettable coordinated accidents,.

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      This is not the proper thread for this,Remember Happy Easter

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      • czarowniczy says:

        To me that was a subjective call, it depends upon your and my interpretations. The bombings were conducted on Easter by an anti-Christian meant to attack Christendom on its holiest day – it wasn’t a happy day for those effected.

        I hear your opinion but do not agree with it.,

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        • czarowniczy:

          It’s fine.

          God is balanced in all things. He is well aware that bad things still happen on days of happy celebrations.

          On this joyous Passover-Resurrection Day,
          God did not look away from Sri Lanka.

          It is good to remember these.

          Shalom

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          • czarowniczy says:

            I never thought he’d look away, I just get a bit frustrated sat times as to what His plan is…then again, it’s His plan.

            The significance of this happening on this particular day should be seen by everyone as, if nothing else, that evil doesn’t recognize good. Easter has become yet another US heavily secular day with sales, bar/restaurant specials and is becoming lost in the revelry. If nothing else the Sri Lanka tragedy brings the meaning of the day back into focus.
            Aleichem shalom.

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            • cz:

              Excellent reply.

              Devoted Christians know that God never looks away. It is written in Deuteronomy something to the effect…My Eye is scanning you in this howling wilderness….He was referring to Israel.

              Well, His Eye is still scanning all His people, that includes the Church which includes the Christians in Sri Lanka who died in today’s howling wilderness.

              I am absolutely on board with your thoughts about what this holiday (I prefer Resurrection, as Easter was a mistaken translation for the Greek word pascha which is Passover.) has become. I lament the marketeers who have invaded the temple with their wares…but many Christians have bought into it. Same for Christmas.

              But the Lord knows those of His who are pure in heart and He rejoices with them even while they sorrow for our lost brothers and sisters.

              Let us be happy, yes; but today we honestly temper that with concern for others not so fortunate as we are.

              Blessings and best!

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            • Oh! so great a frustration that is at times, not only what He does, but what He allows.

              2 great fall-back-on verses:

              PSALM 115:3 – – – But our God is in Heaven. He does whatever He pleases.

              ISAIAH 55:8-9 – – -My thoughts are not your thoughts. nor are your ways My ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.

              I take great comfort in these when I start to unwind and unravel about things.

              Shalom always and forever!

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Dennis, perhaps not but on the other hand, those murdered now have been resurrected to a new life.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      czarowniczy, I had just read the terrible murders in two parts of the country and now something like 215 in churches and hotels (including from various countries) were bombed to death, and all I could think of was to say please take them home to you, God and especially on this day. Later,I saw it on this site. Apparently muslims but then again as usual not reporting that, but frankly very difficult to think it would not be muslims knowing this was a great day for Christians and also other non-islam people in the hotels. Breaks my heart how so much evil has grown and grown all over the planet.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        One of the reasons I put this here is that at the end of the week in which Christ died for our sins these Christians died for Him. They were celebrating His gift when animals slaughtered them for their pagan god.

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    • The media never leaves their narrative do they?

      They are shameless. Their hatred of PDT, conservatives, Christians, truth and rule of law nearly rivala the hatred of perpetrators of violence.

      Shalom. Have a great week as possible.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        They never leave their narrative or agenda, they and Hollyork are out to change what underlies morality and whom the masses worship.

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        • Some of the greatest and deepest Christian writers I have read over the years bring up a universal, quintessential question concerning the great long and ongoing spiritual war between God and Satan, the Kingdom of Heaven and the Gates of Hell, good and evil, the Truth and the Lie…and that is, the universal issue of…

          Who will be worshiped?

          We know one day every knee will bow and confess that Jesus is Lord. It is so written.

          Meanwhile, back on Earth’s ranch, the battle rages and the god of this world and his powers and principalites of the air work 24/7 to do exactly what you say…change what underlies morality (e.g.the whole gender perversion thing, marriage, abortion, etc, etc, etc) and set up new gods for the masses of sheeple to worship.

          Isaiah 5:20!

          This war between our Risen Lord and Savior and that forever condemned and already judged devil and prince of darkness….is only going to exponentially proliferate and explode until the time of the end and coming Apocalypse.

          And we mortals are on the field of that great battle.

          Better to be on Christ’s side. Can’t help but think of that old, great hymn…Onward Christian Soldiers.

          Shalom!

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Given a choice between worshiping the Hollyork/media cabal or Satan I’d have to choose Satan. He’s more honest and has more character than the alternative.

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            • It sounds crazy, but I get your intent. He is what he is.

              But still, he’s the great deceiver who has deceived them through the power of the lie, spiritual deception and the deepest and most clever subterfuge ever.

              He started that in Heaven, convincing a third of the angels to rebel against God.

              With mortality, he started that in the Garden.

              I fully understand yours and everybody’s hatred of HollyYork, but realistically, they can’t compare to the father of lies, pride and evil. They’re just his children. Just sayin’

              Peace

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              • czarowniczy says:

                My reply was dripping with sarcasm but when you look at Satan he has an agenda and is set on it, if he lies to you it’s only because he’s furthering an already known agenda.

                We just bought a new car and the salesperson fed us a line of BS a mile long, as if I hadn’t ever bought a new car before. Satan and car salesmen, they twist the truth beyond the breaking point, but then you know they do, it’s who they are and what they do for a living.

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  10. dogsmaw says:

    Happy Easter! #HeIsRisen

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  11. MTeresa says:

    Happy Easter!

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  12. Landslide says:

    An oldie, but always a favorite of mine. A blessed Easter to everyone!

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  13. LBB says:

    I love God every day, but Easter every year takes my breath away because of its’ magnitude.

    Hope you all were able to celebrate in your favorite way

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  14. Surfhut says:

    Thank you. I am gratefully in tears and on bended knee.

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  15. Deb says:

    He is Risen!

    Happy Easter, God bless everyone at the Treehouse.

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  16. dogsmaw says:

    In Christ Alone

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  17. pacnwbel says:

    I was thinking on the Lord’s prayer, that wonderful prayer for all time. ‘thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.’ Do we know what God’s will is in these trying times? Are we trying to do what is God’s will? Is He telling us what He wants us to do in this sinful world we call ours? Are we deaf to His word?. The Islamic influence on our lives is exacerbating many ills aided and abetted by communistic influences, strange bedfellows for Christians and Jews to have to deal with. Lord help us please as we struggle to overcome these issues that beset us and help us be Easter people always.

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  18. JoD says:

    Happy Easter!!

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  19. Blind no longer says:

    Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

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