April 21, 2000
1. A GOOD EGG: The Newport Dunes Resort offers a wide variety of Easter events this weekend. For starters, local children can participate in a bonnet-decorating contest at 1 p.m. today. At 2:30 p.m., the Easter Bunny will hide colored eggs on the shores of the Dunes. Then it's back to the tables at 4 p.m. to decorate Easter eggs. At 7 p.m., children can decorate Easter baskets. On Saturday, wake up the kids early so they can participate in an 8 a.m. Easter egg hunt along the sandy shores of the Dunes.
April 20, 2003
Today is Easter, which marks the day Christians believe Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead after being crucified on the cross. At ROCKharbor Church in Costa Mesa, Easter is more a celebration than a holiday for it is the most important holiday in Christianity, said Mike Erre, the church's pastor of teaching and family ministries. While ROCKharbor usually meets at the Costa Mesa Senior Center, the church annually celebrates Easter at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.
March 22, 2008
What is your Easter wish this year? My Easter wish is that people all over the world will come to personally know the Savior who died for our sins, and defeated death when he rose bodily from the grave. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the message of hope that penetrates the darkness of sin and despair. My wish is for people to hear what the two Marys heard on the first Easter morning 2,000 years ago: “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said, Come see the place where the Lord lay.” Matt.
February 24, 2012
This week some of us wore dark smudges on our foreheads. Maybe you were one of us. Smudge wearers grow less each decade. Even many of those who share Christ's name graciously decline to wear smudge marks. The smudge, of course, is ash from Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Most of us are not really Lenten folks. We would just as soon skip from celebration to celebration, from Mardi Gras to Easter. Lent is the season of confession, of really looking at yourself in the mirror, of spring cleaning and of coming clean.
April 10, 2009
If they had not been on their way to a funeral, Easter would have gone unnoticed by human eyes. Easter itself would have gone uncelebrated or unheralded. The rocks, trees, stars, winds and even all creatures in the garden joined their songs and voices in praise. It was not a Sunday but the the Sunday. The women rose in the darkness. They woke up long before dawn to visit the grave of Jesus. They didn’t weep quietly for what should never have been. They didn’t go to visit the spot of his death just to light a candle and leave a vase of flowers on the place where he died.
April 22, 2000
Cindy Trane Christeson "The reason Jesus stretched out his arms on the cross was so he could reach them around people like you and me." -- Kevin A. Miller Memories are great things. I love recalling times with special people and places and how memories allow me to relive something I enjoyed again and again in my mind. If I close my eyes, I can still see the dress I wore when my entire second-grade class went to our teacher's wedding. Miss Philpot was a teacher who reached out to each of us, made us feel special and excited about learning, and even invited us to join her on the day she became Mrs. Everheart.
March 22, 2013
Thank you, dear readers, for your many kind comments on my column welcoming Pope Francis to the world of healing and hope. I'm truly excited to see his first humble and gracious acts, and I hope they presage a time of new beginnings and old continuities for the Catholic Church. I was particularly pleased to learn that one of the things he did was write a warm and welcoming letter to the rabbi of Rome pledging his commitment to continue the work of improving Catholic-Jewish relations.
April 10, 2004
CINDY TRANE CHRISTESON "Easter is to our faith what water is to the ocean, what stone is to the mountain, what blood is to your body." -- RAYMOND I. LINDQUIST "The reason Jesus stretched out His arms on the cross was so He could reach them around people like you and me." -- KEVIN A. MILLER "God's testimony. When was the last time you witnessed it? A stroll through knee-high grass in a green meadow. An hour listening to sea gulls or looking at seashells on the beach.
April 20, 2000
Greer Wylder A spring plant sale is in full swing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the horticulture garden at Orange Coast College. If you can't make it Friday, the plant sale will also be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 and May 12. If you're a tomato lover, you'll appreciate the 17 varieties of tomatoes available -- beefsteak to cherry, red ones, yellow ones, paste varieties, hybrid varieties, heirloom varieties, ones...