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Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Read Her Blog | 13 comments

I’m guilty.

I had little desire to attend yesterday’s Easter service. After all, haven’t I heard this most important message more than any other? I’d taught it to my children all week, and–since I’m already doing a bunch of confessing–I was more excited about watching them open Easter baskets.

Then, once seated in service, my pastor played a clip:


Tears filled my eyes watching this new perspective twist.

Lord, forgive my apathetic soul. How heartless of me to think I’ve seen or learned it all. Thank you for the cross. The sacrifice. Your son.

And…for the humbling reminder.


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  1. Bryon Mondok (@bryonmondok)

    Thanks for sharing that video, Dabney.

    • dabneyland

      Thanks, Bryon. Funny how it takes something so simple and new to touch my heart. Shouldn’t be that way, though. Thanks for reading/posting! I have much to thank you for. 🙂

  2. Brenda

    Although I am passed the candy stage (bummed) I was excited to view the new outfits and shoes at church. My Lord spoke to me. He too presented newness. A risen body beaten and laid in a dark lonely grave so my sins can be covered by His blood. His meger blood stained clothing came forward whiter than snow. That is the only new outfit that mattered. No money or credit cards could pay this price. Thank you Father God for turning your back on Your son so that this soul could be forgiven, white as snow.

  3. Lizzie

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Dabney! I thought it was really creative and powerful. You’re right-sometimes a new perspective can really help the truths come alive.

    P.S. Any updates on the book? How’s that going?!

    • dabneyland

      Ah, Lizzie. I miss you so much! I love seeing your name in my inbox–it brings a smile to my face.

      The book is going well. I just started working with my editor, so it’s nice to have one on one feedback. How about you? How is your book coming? Do you have a critique partner? Miss you. I’m so glad we met at the conference. 🙂

      • Lizzie

        So sorry for the late reply!

        You’re such a sweetie, Dabney! 🙂 I consider myself so extremely blessed to have met you at the conference as well.

        That’s wonderful to hear about the book! 🙂 You must be so excited. Again, you’ll have to keep me updated. I wanna be one of the first to own it!

        My book is coming along well-now that I think I have a book idea I want to run with, haha. So once I get started writing, it’ll be even better! Teehee. Thank you so much for asking!

        I do have a critique partner, but I’d love to have you as a crit. partner as well, if you’re up for it! One can never have too many critique partners, haha. Whaddaya say?

      • Lizzie

        I agree! Feel free to send something onto me if you ever need that fresh pair of eyes, as I’d be more than happy to help if I can!

  4. Theresa

    Thank you for sharing so honestly, Dabney. I sometimes feel the same way with church. We’ve been members of several churches and we have always liked to be active and involved, but that always lead to seeing…some political-type things go on, some not-so-nice things…and I end up feeling like, “WHy bother with church?” But this is why it is important…thank you for this reminder.

    • dabneyland

      I can tell you what can be wrong with church: Flawed humans run the place. 🙂 Praise God there’s grace and forgiveness, right? I have to keep this in mind when I start to judge why I don’t like something. Finding a church that speaks to your soul is so very important. Actually, I think the enemy hates it when we get plugged in and we’re learning God’s word. Thanks for your comment. Sometimes I put something out there and wonder if I’m the only one who feels the same way.

      Have a blessed day.


  5. Robyn Barkley

    So good!! thanks for sharing that Dabney! I just posted it to my facebook page ;O)


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