Hello! Happy Easter weekend!

So glad you’ve joined us for another round of Five Minute Friday!

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This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: 





As we head into this Easter weekend, we pause to remember the horrific death of our Savior.

We pause to let the atrocities of our sin sink in.

We pause to contemplate the weight of our wrongs that kept Him hanging on the cross.

We pause in the silence of Saturday, and we wait.

But that’s not all. We don’t stay in our sadness. We’re not trapped in our despondency.

We’re not slaves to our regrets.

We have a secret. A secret that is the key to all happiness, the key to all joy. 

We know that Sunday is coming.

Sunday is coming, and Sunday is here. That new, glorious dawn where death has been erased, and life raises it’s arms in victory. The tomb is empty.

And because Jesus is alive, because He conquered the grave, death no longer has power.

Evil cannot win. 

And because He’s alive, because He conquered the grave, my own life is buried with Him and rises up in newness. In hope. In resurrection.

I once heard a story about D.L. Moody, who said, “One day you’ll read in the papers that D.L. Moody is dead. Don’t believe a word of it! At that moment, I’ll be more alive than I’ve ever been.”

Jesus came that we may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10).

Live abundantly. Live alive.


Related Post: We are the Saturday people :: An Easter reflection from Kaitlyn Bouchillon


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Have a blessed Easter weekend! He is alive!

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25 thoughts on “five minute friday :: alive

  1. Amen! I often like to comfort myself that my sins aren’t all that bad–but then I remember that sin is sin and my not-so-bad-sins caused Jesus just as much agony as the-worst-sins-I-can-imagine. I nailed Jesus to the cross. But he loves me. And that’s good news!

  2. […] Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on alive. Go. […]

  3. 🙂 I just finished Kaitlyn’s book this weekend. What a perfect time it was to read it! And I loved your perspective that we know the secret. That Sunday is coming.
    We have this hope as an anchor for our soul.
    So grateful to be in on the secret with you.
    Had a wonderful family reunion at the coast (West Coast) and no desktop or laptop, so no post, but still rejoicing in being alive in Christ. Instead of thinking about dying, I’m thinking about living. And sharing life with others. Maybe that’s why my favorite color is green. 🙂
    Bless you, Kate. And your family. You bless me.

    • Always love your perspective, Tammy! Thanks for visiting even though you didn’t write this week! Hope you had an AMAZING time with family, and a blessed Easter celebrating our risen Lord and the abundant life He promises in Him! xo

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