As Easter Approaches

The Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Ten...

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Even though I was born and raised as a Maryland girl, as an adult, I lived in east Tennessee for twenty-three years. Knoxville was my home, only forty-five minutes from Dolly Parton‘s family “stompin’ grounds”. I had family passes to her amusement and water parks. I loved Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

East Tennessee is a beautiful part of the country….in the foothills of the  Great Smoky Mountains.

Dolly Parton has held a “soft spot” in my heart for many years.

Now, you might be thinking what in the world does any of that have to do with Easter? Well…..nothing really…except that one of my favorite songs, sung by Dolly, is about Easter. She sings about the risen Savior. He is alive!

Every time I listen to this song, I get goosebumps.

He’s Alive! Sung by Dolly at the 1989 CMA awards.

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
Matthew 28: 6-10 KJV

He is risen; he is not here.”
Mark 16:6

 

***As we walk toward Easter, won’t you join us? Click on the Walk With Him Wednesday graphic on my right side bar.***

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4 thoughts on “As Easter Approaches

  1. Loved this post! I know what you are talking about with Dolly Parton’s song. Also, all those areas are favorite spots for our family! My husband met at Lake Junaluska, NC which is very close to Gatlinburg. My son did a campus crusade summer project in Gatlinburg a few summers ago and worked at Bubba Gumps, too. For years, we go up there on Memorial Day wkend for the Gaither Family Fest with my husband’s family. Awesome place and definitely God’s country! I love just finding a quiet place on one of the many streams and just listen to God’s music through the rippling of the water. All so beautiful!

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