Easter 2023

For 51 weeks out of the calendar year Dick writes this blog, and I journey with this incredible man weekly, suggesting commas, periods, paragraphs, and sometimes a different word or two to give a clearer perspective to the blog’s overall composition.

Once again, Dick has asked me to use his Dias and share my perspective of the most important of all holy days, the Easter season.

This past year I truly have become perplexed on why we all have turned a blind eye, and the perilous corner of being unkind. Yes, you know what I’m talking about as we have all experienced this, in people driving a vehicle, in public attitudes, in words and in the outside boundaries of entitlement. So much so that we feel the sting, the bite and the burn, finding ourselves contributing to this meanness.

I pray every day—many times a day, asking for understanding, asking for patience, asking for a way to distribute the love that is so needed in our world.  

I believe we have been placed here from moment one as a perpetual student of our Father’s teachings.  We have lessons placed in our path each and every day. Once these lessons are learned we can proceed to the next class, but sometimes we get stuck in the quicksand and have to keep repeating until we realize what’s holding us back and not letting us proceed.

So, in my lessons learned on how prayer works, I have found that when God answers a prayer, He is increasing my faith, If He delays an answer, He is increasing my patience, and if He doesn’t answer, He is preparing me for the best answer that will be a blessing for me. And I have also learned that when God is silent, I must pray to be still, and LISTEN.

I found this powerful poem sent to me years ago by my beautiful step-daughter and I wanted to share the content.

“Maybe – we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

Maybe – when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often times, we look so long at the closed door, we don’t see the new one which has been opened for us.

Maybe – it is true that we don’t know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don’t know what we have been missing until it arrives.

Maybe – the happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way.

Maybe – the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can’t go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures, and heartaches.

Maybe – you should dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you’ve dreamt of, and want to do.

Maybe – there are moments in life when you miss someone – a parent – a spouse, a friend, a child, an animal —- so much, that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them one more time, appreciating  those lost moments but turning them into beautiful memories.

Maybe – the best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never saying a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.

Maybe – you should always try to put yourself in the others shoes. If you feel that something could hurt you, it probably will hurt the other person, too.

Maybe – you should do something nice for someone every single day, even if it is simply to leave them with a smile.

Maybe – giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you back.  Don’t expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart; but if it doesn’t, be content that it grew in yours.

Maybe – happiness waits for all those who cry, all those who hurt, all those who have searched, and all those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of all the people who have touched their lives.

Maybe – you shouldn’t go for looks; they can deceive; don’t go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes your heart smile, making a dark day much brighter. “

–Author Unknown

Maybe – you should hope for enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep your blessings balanced, and enough faith to always know God is the great “I Am”.

Maybe – you should try to live the rest of your life to the fullest because when you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling, but when you die, you can be the one smiling as everyone around you is crying.

And, Maybe – with all the earthly turmoil, we think that God doesn’t care, well if we dig deep into our hearts  and the very being of our soul -we will understand that God is sad but God is right here, holding us, comforting us. God may be silent, but our prayers are being heard, and we need to listen to his loving words. Learning what? Love sings to us in many voices and we need to spread His LOVE with every MAYBE , with every bit of HOPE, and with every ounce of FAITH we have been challenged with on our living journey.

Our warmest thoughts are being sent to you

and your treasured family.

Happy Easter

Sue & Dick

Susan is a graduate of Concordia University with a degree in Family Life Education
and is a Certified Grief Counselor. God joined us together in 2018.


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4 responses to “Easter 2023

  1. jcoupal@qx.net

    Thank you, Sue and Dick, for your beautiful thoughts and inspirations through our days – good ones and bad. I will be having cataract surgery on April 13 and, living alone, I will have to do self- treatment of eye drops after surgery. My dear wife died in April 2020. I pray all goes well, but I know that my Lord will be with me during those trying days to come. Jack Coupal

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    • Thank You for your kind words Jack. They mean a lot to both of us.

      Good Luck on your cataract surgery. My older brother is going through that right now up in Massachusetts. One eye has been done and the other eye is to be done this week.

      From his reports, this procedure is pretty buttoned-down and I know you will be find. We will hold you in our prayers.

      Happy Easter,

      Dick & Sue


  2. Don Davis

    Thank you for such a meaningful column today. Happy Easter to the both of you.

    Liked by 1 person

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