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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

 

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It is Easter Sunday and so we started our day rather early. That sound we haven’t heard in a long time sounded at 5:40 this morning…the alarm on the phone. We were going to the Sunrise Service at Callaway Gardens Resort and it started at a little after 7 am. The service was held on the lawn outside the Gardens Restaurant overlooking Mountain Creek Lake and the par 3 hole on Lakeview Course.

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It was early and you could see the fog coming off the lake in the background and you could hear a wide variety of birds singing in the background. What a grand place to hold the Sunrise Service…surrounded by nature.

We sang a couple of songs and then the minister brought a refreshing message about the resurrection of our Lord. I cannot begin to express the beauty of the morning and the message given in such a peaceful and nature surrounded area.

After the service, we went to the Waffle House and enjoyed a tasty breakfast together. When we got back home we all flaked out on the patio and fell asleep. The rest of the day we just relaxed and took it easy.

We hope each of you had a great weekend.

9 comments:

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

That sounded like the perfect day to me.

Carol K said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, Mike and Gerri! Beautiful pictures.

Karen and Al said...

Wow, a sunrise service at Calloway Gardens. It looks like it was a beautiful morning!

Dennis and Donna said...

A great way to start and Easter Sunday....

Jim and Sandie said...

A marvelous way to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. Happy Easter.

Sue and Doug said...

sounds like a perfect spot for a sunrise service!..happy easter to you both!

Janna and Mike said...

Sounds like a wonderful Easter morning!

pidge said...

The pictures are great. A beautiful place for the service. Happy Easter to you both..

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

That sounds like a wonderful way to spend Easter Sunday. Enjoy!

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