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What I'm Learning About . . . Easter

Easter is a time to celebrate new life, new beginnings, and sacrificial love, but how can we bring those seasonal lessons into our everyday lives?

From the darkness of Good Friday to the light of Resurrection Sunday, the events of Holy Week are powerful reminders of Christ's sacrificial love for us. Here's how four women have learned to bring the lessons of Easter into their everyday lives.

Renee James

"But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. So they went in, but they didn't find the body of the Lord Jesus."—Luke 24:1-3

Have you ever arrived at a but moment in your faith journey?


In my pastor's words: "We are grateful for the doctors. In their minds, the doctors are sending her home with only a short time to live …. We appreciate all that the medical community has done …. They have done the best they can. But now, we lean even more fully into God's promises, love, and power."

My pastor's invitation ushered me into a but moment: Do I have what it takes to be one of those Luke 24 women who had followed ...

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Renee James is a regular contributor for TCW, Leadership Journal, and the Gifted for Leadership blog. She lives in Toronto, Canada, and is the communications director for Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec. She blogs infrequently at

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