Apr 062012
 

12 Easter Quotes to Celebrate a Miracle That Changed the World

Author: Noel Jameson

Easter will be here before you know it, making now the perfect time for some delightful Easter quotes. After all, miracles may happen every day but this miracle — the miracle of Christ rising from the cross to free all mankind from our sins — is one that we must never forget. With that in mind, let’s reflect on just how wondrous this gift was with these 12 lovely Easter quotes.

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12 Easter Quotes to Celebrate a Miracle That Changed the World

1. ‘The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.’ ~ Robert Flatt

2. ‘Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, ‘Christ is risen,’ but ‘I shall rise.’ ~ Phillips Brooks

3. ‘Christianity begins where religion ends…with the resurrection.’ ~ Herbert Booth Smith

4. ‘Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.’ ~ Clarence W. Hall

5. ‘It was inevitable that Jesus Christ should be crucified. It was also inevitable that He should rise again.’ ~ H. R. L. Sheppard

6. ‘The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.’ ~ Basil C. Hume

7. ‘The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.’ ~ Carl Knudsen

8. ‘On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.’ ~ Douglas Horton

9. ‘And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.’ ~ St. Augustine

10. ‘Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.’ ~ Floyd W. Tomkins

11. ‘The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.’ ~ Henry Knox Sherrill

12. ‘In every grave on earth’s green sward is a tiny seed of the resurrection life of Jesus Christ, and that seed cannot perish. It will germinate when the warm south wind of Christ’s return brings back the spring-tide to this cold sin-cursed earth of ours; and then they that are in their graves, and we who shall lie down in ours, will feel in our mortal bodies the power of His resurrection, and will come forth to life immortal.’ ~ David Gregg

So as spring comes and the grass and flowers come back to life, let it remind us of the miracle of the true Resurrection. And while the bunny and the eggs may all be fun, let these 12 Easter quotes remind us of the true reason for this holiday.

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Mar 132012
 

10 St. Patrick’s Day Quotes to Celebrate the Famous Irish Saint

Author: Noel Jameson

When St. Patrick’s Day comes around people usually think about corned beef, clovers and beer, but these St. Patrick’s Day quotes go to show you that the holiday is about much more than that. If you want to get in on the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, here are some fun and festive quotes to get you started…

1. ‘St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.’ ~ Adrienne Cook

2. ‘Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick’s Day consists of the night of the 17th of March flavored strongly with the morning of the 18th.’ ~ Author Unknown

3. ‘St. Patrick… one of the few saints whose feast day presents the opportunity to get determinedly whacked and make a fool of oneself all under the guise of acting Irish.’ ~ Charles M. Madigan

4. ‘St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday in Ireland. The first thing you do is go to church.’ ~ Dermott Reid

5. ‘Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. We want people to enjoy themselves and learn something about the great culture and traditions of Ireland.’ ~ John Keane

6. ‘Today is St. Patrick’s Day. We celebrate our faith and heritage, everything else is secondary.’ ~ John Dunleavy

7. ‘Roughly 1 in 6 Americans have Irish blood. I’d say it’s probably safe to assume that the average Irish-American who only comes out on St. Patrick’s Day has no idea of the sort of economic powerhouse Ireland has become.’ ~ Scott McClellan

8. ‘We tend to think of St. Patrick’s Day as one big Irish party. However, St. Patrick’s Day means something special to Irish people around the world. There is much that pulls the world apart today, but St. Patrick’s Day is a time to start all over again and celebrate the positive things we all share in life!’ ~ Dr. Sam Speron

9. ‘Nobody gets upset with the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.’ ~ Gabriela Lemus

10. ‘The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick – who was an Irishman only by adoption.’ ~ Stephen Gwynn

And while not technically a quote, there’s no St. Patrick’s Day celebration without an Irish toast:

Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold drink – and another one!

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