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Easter

by Margaret S. Hamilton




Lizzie climbed out of her van and called to Claire. “I’ve got a load of special Easter eggs.” Daylight was fading in the park. Clumps of vivid yellow daffodils dotted the wildflower meadow, paired with blooming forsythia.

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by Nancy Brewka-Clark



“I don’t know how you can eat that.” Charlene wrinkled her nose. “It really amazes me that in the twenty-first century people still think they can indulge themselves in acts of barbarism that destroy innocent animals.”

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by Christopher Lewis



Have you ever wished for a new beginning? You started out full of ambition and hope, but nothing turned out the way you thought it would. Everything you hoped for fell apart.

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by Diana Bulls



Here we are, Easter almost upon us, with spring just around the corner–well whatever we call spring in central California. When I think of spring and Easter (the secular holiday, not the real one), it’s not long before I am thinking about eggs, specifically deviled eggs. Honestly, can you have an Easter picnic or get together and not have deviled eggs? Not in my family. In fact, Thanksgiving is the only time the family gets together when deviled eggs aren’t there too.

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by Gail Farrelly


LulaMae Harris was 67 years old and her mother had been dead for more than 20 years, but she still followed her momma’s advice.

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by Alicia Lieu


Living in New York City has advantages and disadvantages. But people who move to New York and choose to stay, even after the reality of the high cost of living sets in, can reap the benefits of living in a global city. Living in the city may mean that you can’t save enough money to travel the world, but it doesn’t hurt so badly once you realize that the world is only one subway ride away.

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Peeps! for Dogs

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andPets,
andSandra Murphy
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by Sandra Murphy


It’s Easter time again and that means colored eggs, chocolate bunnies that lose their ears too soon, and baskets full of the all-time favorite–Peeps! The bright pastel colored marshmallow chicks and bunnies are a holiday must.

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by C.A. Rowland


“You came,” said the rabbit thoughtfully as she slowly walked across the room towards the only window. Moonlight flooded the dirt hovel and the woman could see the furnishings of the room more clearly now, the round cherry table, the chairs. She set her notepad and pen on the round table and waited.

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The Garden Tomb

IN THE March 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andMinistry Musings,
andTom Sims
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by Tom Sims


“At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid.” – John 19:41
It was early in the morning, very early indeed. There was no alarm to awaken them. They dutifully arose and still asleep, walked silently to the place they had no desire to be to do the thing they had no desire to do.

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by Gail Farrelly


Make no mistake. It’s not a “peep” show.
Take your mind out of the gutter and see that we’re talking about peeps. Y’know those soft marshmallow candies (yellow chickens and pink bunnies are the most popular) that folks either love or love to hate. Less creative people buy them to stuff into Easter baskets. Not Lady Gaga. She bought boxes and boxes of them and ordered her designers to make a dress (with shoes and a matching shawl) out of them.

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by Gail Farrelly



Once upon a time, there was a family of bunnies living in the San Joaquin Valley. Twelve-year-old Ferdi, the ‘baby’ of the family, loved computers. In fact, his two older brothers called him “Nerdy Ferdi.”

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Easter or Passover, Celebrate Well. Eat Healthy

IN THE April 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andFood Fun
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by Pat Eby



When families come together to celebrate the Easter or Passover holidays this spring, favorite family dishes are sure to appear. For Quinn S. and her husband Ray H., an Easter brunch brings three generations from both families to the table. Certain dishes, like Grandma H.’s potato salad and an egg and sausage strata must be on the menu.

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by Patricia Morin



Mystery writer Patricia L. Morin shares an original short story with KRL that has an Easter twist.
A rabbit named Peter Cotton lived in the state of New Hampster, the township of Green Valley, and the village of Warren, where all the residents were his relatives.

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Upcycling

IN THE April 21 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andGoing Green,
andHelping Hands,
andMargaret Mendel
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by Margaret Mendel



The saying “One person’s garbage is another person’s treasure” was never more true than when it comes to upcycling. What is upcycling? It is the process of taking something that would ordinarily be thrown away and making it into something that has equal or greater use.

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