Our song

The rose window of Sainte-Chappelle, Paris, 2005

The rose window of Sainte-Chappelle, Paris, 2005

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”Pope John Paul II

Though I have never been a Roman Catholic, I was drawn to the writings of John Paul II.  His erudition and resolve impressed me, but I connected most with his steadfast devotion to the theme that came to define his papacy: “Fear not!”

Today is the most joyful holiday in the Christian calendar, the culmination of the story that begins with the incarnation of “God with us” that so many people celebrate at Christmas.  Whether or not you observe Easter as a religious holiday, I wish for each of you who read this message the confident faith, enduring hope and unshakable joy I feel today.  May we all live in recognition that “hallelujah is our song.”


  1. Today is the Lord’s day. I sincerely hope you have a good one!

    • Thank you, the same to you!

  2. Bobby Harris

    He has risen indeed. Hallelujah!

    • Bobby, I will think of you this morning while we are singing our joyful songs – we miss having you with us here in Virginia but we can be together in spirit this morning!

  3. beautiful, amiga. you are an amazing person.

    • Thank you, that is a lovely thing to say. I appreciate your compliment and your visits here.

  4. Sheila

    Julia, Happy Easter as you enjoy this beautiful holiday. Joy truly does come in the morning.
    With a happy heart, Sheila

    • Thank you Sheila, I hope you and your loved ones have wonderful holiday!

  5. BeLOVE Thank You, again for the beautiful visual and sharing the meditations of your heart. I woke up singing My Redeemer Lives! and All is Well With My Soul! agape Love & Prayers to you & your for daily Hallelujah and all that means to you & yours. Jesus is my treasure.

    • Happy Easter Kate, and let’s hold onto the joy of the Lord! Thanks for being here.

      • Carolyn

        Happy Easter Denton family. Love you all.

        • Thanks Carolyn, the same to you and your family!

  6. Happy Easter! There is much to be thankful for. 🙂

    • Yes, there is! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  7. Have a wonderful day Julia! Happy Easter!

    • Thanks, Happy Easter to you too! I’ve already had more than my quota of chocolate today…hope you have some sweets in store too.

      • OH boy, no sweets on my schedule because I’m too chubby to fit into a favourite sundress I wanted to take on vacation in just 30 days 😦 Urrrggg. But I’ll smile when I think of you enjoying them xK


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