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Issue #024, March 18, 2008

Welcome to the Easter 2008 edition of Inspire-O-Gram.

This Easter many of you are not where you'd like to be. Some of you are far away from home. Some are far away spiritually. And many are far away from where you want to be matrimonially.

That's why I decided to take a very different approach in this issue, starting with our main article, "Is God unfair?"

And here are a few more thoughts on that topic:

Adversity is inevitable...

Focus on Jesus...

Get back up...

This month's poem is about the most unfair thing that ever happened to anyone. It's also the best thing that ever happened for you and me:

Whoever heard?

I was just a lowly gardener,
Folks said I wasn't much.
I trimmed the trees and kept the grounds
while leaning on my crutch.

But one day I beheld a sight
that made me want to cry
a man all bruised and bloody.
I thought, "That's no way to die."

They brought him to my garden
where the lilies were in bloom.
With gentle hands and heavy hearts
they laid him in a tomb.

That night they closed and made a seal
with wax and signet ring.
Then soldiers came to guard it.
Whoever heard of such a thing?

Thunder woke me from my cot
just at the break of day.
I hobbled from my hut to see
the stone was rolled away!

For hours I watched it from my door
no closer did I dare.
Two fellows looked into the tomb.
The dead man was not there!

Just a few days later,
I made my way to town
and met up with his followers.
A group had gathered 'round.

We numbered near five hundred
as close as I could tell.
Then the dead man I had seen before
Appeared, alive and well!

The women swooned, the men bowed down,
He came back as he said.
That's when I gave my life to him
who rose up from the dead.

All these many centuries
I praise his name and sing
I live now and will never die.
Whoever heard of such a thing?

Jack Zavada, 2008

Quote time...

This issue's quotation comes from Robert Flatt and applies well to all us single folks:

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

How to make better choices

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Why we don't list an email address...

That wraps up our Easter 2008 issue. If you've ever wondered why we don't list an email address in this newsletter or on the site, it's because spammers have nasty little programs that scour the Internet, harvesting email addresses wherever they can find them. Then they start sending the trash we all hate so much.

But if you ever want to comment on this newsletter or just send me a greeting, you can use this handy contact form.

Thanks for reading, and as always, thanks for visiting

I hope to see you again next month. Until then, go with God!

Jack Zavada
401 Indiana Ave
Streator, IL 61364 USA