Happy Easter. In keeping with my blog’s tradition, I will be posting a poem by my dad, Robert Appel, his pen name was Rockman. Miss you, Pops.

Dear Jesus

At once both shepherd an the lamb
I lost you on good Friday
How could I know our Father’s plan
My firm foundation turn to clay.
Left behind in deepest sorrow
I look upon that Calvary hill
What worth is there in my tomorrows
My cup no longer would you fill.
Then beyond all that I can understand
You changed my sorrow into joy
With life and death at your command
My Rock they could not destroy.
Now by Thy wonders Easter morn
We understand and share together
That death is not a crown of thorns
But new life to live forever.
……Rockman 4/21/2002

Note to the Reader:
These photos were taken in the Holy Land. The first is at the Garden of Gethsemane. The second at the Garden Tomb. My mom and I traveled to Israel together this past fall.What a blessing. Have  a blessed Easter. The TOMB is empty!

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Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.

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