Mark 16:1-8
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. "Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' "

Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.


Tuesday night at church was absolutely wonderful. I can't even begin to describe how many tears were shed and how amazingly our hearts were lifted in a matter of two hours. God can do fabulous things and He has proven that to us many times. Sometimes we forget though and nights like that, when the power of the Holy Spirit overcomes everyone, it reminds us just how powerful He is and how much closer we need to get to Him.

A couple of members from our church sang a song called "A Inviat" or translated as "He is Risen." The lyrics of the song spoke about how Mary found the tomb empty and then how she ran to tell the rest of the disciples what she had seen. That honestly had me thinking of how tense that moment was. I was imagining the look their faces as she told them how Jesus had risen from the grave and just thinking about how shaken she had been. I mean, just think about it. Learning that your Savior, the one whom you had mourned over for being put on the cross, was being proclaimed at not being dead anymore. It's really bringing tears to my eyes. What an amazing moment!

I can't wait until He comes back. I can't wait until He calls my name to leave this earth and to go with Him forever more. He deserves all of our glory and praise. We are absolutely nothing compared to Him and we don't deserve anything. 

Have a wonderful day,
Tabs <3
 
 
Here are just a few of the things I'm thinking about at this very second. Maybe I can try to brighten up your day with my thought process so here it goes.

1. I really think my cat is one of my biggest fans. I mean, she gets way more excited to see me every day and that honestly makes me feel incredibly special. I don't know if this is good or bad. What I do know is bad though is that I found a flee on her the other day. This needs to be taken of immediately or our daily hugs will need to cease.

2. The sprinklers are being left on way to long. If they don't turn off soon, we might have a swimming pool in our front yard tomorrow morning. Which actually wouldn't be a bad thing.

3. Yesterday I killed a spider the size of my thumb while my mom and I were clearing out a bush in our front yard. She bravely killed about four other black widows just as big but mine was different. It was bright red and had a huge white stomach. I didn't know whether to squeal with terror or smack it repeatedly with the broom I was holding. So I did both.

4. An episode of "Opening Act" was on TV today. It was surprisingly good. Tears might have been involved.

5. My brother came home this afternoon and didn't say a word to me. Then, a little later, he walks over and drops a tiny box of candy right next to me. I smiled.

6. I hate it when I walk into the kitchen and I step on something either squishy or just crumbs from food on the floor. I don't know why that triggers just a reaction of wanting to barf, scream, and be angry all at the same time. Thankfully I restrain from doing all of those things but it's a huge annoyance to me. The kitchen is almost always like that first thing in the morning. Has anyone invented a self-cleaning floor yet?

7. God is truly amazing.

Have a wonderful night,
Tabs <3
 
 
Happy Independence Day everyone! May God bless you all and stay safe. Light a firework for me and runaway screaming at the top of your lungs. Or, if some of you are actually staying at home like I am and are doing nothing, then high five.

As always,
Tabs <3