Preparing Our Hearts for Easter

There are so many hymns that celebrate the special Easter message that makes our hearts soar with thanksgiving and praise for all Christ has done for us. Here are a few verses from my favorite Easter hymns:


I know that my Redeemer lives; 
What comfort this sweet sentence gives! 
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever living Head.


Jesus Christ is ris'n today, Alleluia! 
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! 
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!


I am content! My Jesus liveth still,
In whom my heart is pleased,
He hath fulfilled the Law of God for me,
God's wrath He hath appeased,
Since He in death could perish never,
I also shall not die forever.
I am content! I am content!


And one from my childhood:

God sent His Son, they called Him Jesus;
He came to love, heal, and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon, 
An empty grave it there to prove my Savior lives.
Because He lives I can face tomorrow;
Because He lives all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

Book Preview ~ Verity

Verity, by Lisa T Bergren
Book 2 - The Sugar Baron's Daughters Series

After leaving England behind for a new life in the West Indies with her sisters, Verity Banning wants something to call her own. Her affinity for animals inspires her to set up a business importing horses, as well as other goods in demand by the island residents. But when she arrives in the Colonies to purchase her goods, unexpected news of Captain Duncan McKintrick awaits her--as does the captain's handsome brother, Ian--whose sympathies lie with the fledgling Patriot cause.
As the great-granddaughter of a British general and friend to many Loyalists, Verity believed all she wanted was a peaceful resolution. But both the Patriots and the impassioned Ian McKintrick are steadily laying claim to her heart. When faced with the decision of what--and for whom-she will fight, can she set her feet on a new path despite the danger that awaits? Purchase the book HERE. 
Lisa T. Bergren has published more than fifty books with combined sales exceeding three million copies. A bestselling and award-winning author, she's also a recipient of the RT Lifetime Achievement Award. Lisa lives in Colorado with her husband and three teen-and-older children. To learn more, visit www.lisatbergren.com.

This Week's New Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes.
Join the Vogts Sisters Saturday night in Kansas City at Knucklehead's Saloon.
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Book Preview ~ Half Finished

Half Finished, by Lauraine Snelling

Recognizing how common it is for crafters to start many projects and finish few, a group of women join together to form a guild-Unfinished Projects Anonymous-to keep each other on track and accountable. Three of the friends are tasked with the job of home visits for their guild. Laughingly called "the Cartel," they snoop around craft rooms and knitting baskets to report on progress for the members. They even expand their mission to include checking on half-trained dogs and half-weeded gardens.
As life unexpectedly changes for one of the members, this ensemble of women in bestselling author Lauraine Snelling's new novel discovers that much of life is half-finished-projects, friendships, the raising of children, even our very relationship with the Lord. And that may be perfectly fine. Purchase this book HERE. 
LAURAINE SNELLING has been writing since 1980, with over 65 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. She received a Career Achievement Award for inspirational fiction from RT Book Reviewsand her books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists. A hallmark of her style is writing about real issues within a compelling story. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a Bassett named Sir Winston. Learn more about Lauraine HERE. 

This Week's Recipes

Here are this week's new additions at Country at Heart Recipes. 
Join the Vogts Sisters tomorrow night in Wichita, KS at the Artichoke Sandwich Bar.
See more HERE.