I hope you and your family had a 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.

“Listen to me for I tell you the truth.
This very night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.”
Matthew 26:34
Dear Jesus
In Joseph’s lovely garden
I come to pray to Thee.
I come to beg Thy pardon
Oh Lamb of Calvary.
Afraid and cast about
three times I did deny thee.
Now my broken heart cries out
Oh God forgive me.
As I pray here
grief stricken in thy earthly garden.
I feel thy presence ever near
Oh Son now risen.
After three days darkness
the Light of heaven did shine
Healing my heart with Thy forgiveness
Oh perfect Light divine.
Amen
******
……Rockman
Easter 2005

  Pops, Thank you for leaving me a legacy of faith.
 I miss you.
Lor

Lori Wildenberg is a  licensed parent and family
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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.