Getting a Handel on Easter

Above the place where George Frederic Handel’s body lies interred in London’s Westminster Abbey, a beautiful wall sculpture depicts the composer leaning over a musical manuscript. Though papers clutter his writing surface, two prominently displayed pages reveal the masterpiece that he is crafting. Towards the top of the desk, a title page curls upward with the word MESSIAH etched across it. Directly beneath Handel’s hands, an unfinished page of music reads, “I know that my redeemer liveth.” “...
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How to Love God

By Ashley D My go-to source in answering any “how to” question is almost always Google. My recent internet search history shows a whole slew of these requests: how to make yogurt, how to get to Santarpio’s in East Boston, and how to create a floor-cleaning solution using household ingredients. But lately, I’ve been looking for answers to a more serious “how to” — how to love God. The importance of this question should be clear to any believer of the Bible — after all, it is the “first and ...
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Passion Week: The Resurrection

This morning we recreated for our kids one of my favorite Easter traditions from growing up. Instead of waking up to a basket filled with eggs and candy left by the Easter Bunny, our kids re-enacted the scene at the Garden Tomb on that first Easter Sunday, complete with an angel in a polka-dot dress and an igloo-shaped dome tent filling in for the Tomb.  (Don't worry--our kids aren't TOO deprived--we just bumped the Easter Bunny festivities up one day, so they got their fill of peeps and chocola...
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Christ’s Triumphal Entry

By Ashley D This week there is cause for much celebration. It is the Holy Week, when we reflect on the final days of Jesus Christ's life on earth, culminating with His ultimate resurrection. Celebrate with us this week on www.RealLifeAnswers.org as we recount events that occurred hundreds of years ago — events that allow us, today, to be saved by Christ's merciful sacrifice and Atonement. In most ways, this day is like any other. I will go to work and edit financial research reports. I wil...
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