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KISS Keep It Simple, Stupid
by veronica cressey 
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This is my 3rd attempt to write about Easter!
The above title, K.I.S.S.(Keep It Simple, Stupid}
came to my mind. Not that I think I am stupid, {that's open to opinion}, however, assuming I have some form of intelligence, I will continue;
At present, my Other Half,has the TV blaring as he is watching a concert by Sting- singing;
Every little thing she does. No doubt, my OH is thinking of his stomach as he simply LOVES his food!
Back to Easter;
Today, our two eldest grandsons paid us a visit with our daughter.
Three days ago, we had taken my niece and her two children to the airport, as they had spent 3 weeks with us, {1st visit to Oz}, and they were returning to the UK.
Housework, washing,ironing,cooking,cleaning, out to visit palces, {too many places} more housework,the name of the game, need I go on? Was the outcome of my taking 3 weeks holiday to welcome our visitors.
To be honest, my OH and I were totally exhausted!
In fact, for 2 days I slept in until well past 9am, such a no-no for me!
However, this morning I was back to my old-self, up at 6am, watering the garden-my poor garden!
It hasn't had a drop of rain for months! A slight shower last week but it was not enough to fill a belly-button!
Back to the grandsons;
I bought them 2 huge chocolate eggs, which hid jelly snakes {which they love}. The eldest boy had a face on him like a slapped kipper!
Why? Because they were going camping tomorrow for 2 nights-fishing in the meantime.
"How Boring, Nana!" He exclaimed.

They left our house with the promise they can both sleep over on Tuesday night, with popcorn, movies and my OH promised them K.F.C. on Wednesday.
Okay, you are wondering where Jesus comes in to all of this activity. Didn't I mention fish??
I'm just back from shopping for my groceries at Woolworths.
I was standing at the Deli counter and I noticed a lady next to me buying salmon steaks [Fresh}.
I plucked up the courage to ask her how she cooked them. With a Nigella smile, she told me she simply pan fries them in oil for a few minutes on each side, then serves them with an appropriate side dish.
Thanking her, the lady behind the counter asked me what I wanted.
Haughtily, I replied; 'Two salmon steaks, please'
To which she replied; 'With or without skin">
'What?" I shrieked.
I found myself running towards 'Nigella', almost breathless to catch up with her because by now, she had turned a corner and was in an aisle which was alien to me.
I grabbed her by the arm. She looked at me as if I were totally demented and I mumbled;
'With or without skin"?
She had a tin of Tuna in her hand and she peered at the writing on the side of the can and said;
'No, dear, this has no skin".
'The Salmon!" I shrieked. 'You know, the salmon steaks??"
She laughed and said; 'With the skin". 'Oh, thank you so much!" I said, tripping over my trolley, on the rebound to the Deli Section.
Of course, on my return, there was a queue as long as the Wall of China. I duly took a ticket and waited my turn.

On Easter Sunday, we have been invited to our eldest daughter's house for a casual b.b.q.My daughter's parents in law, Bill & Carol will be there, plus Bill's brother who has recently arrived from the UK.The problem is, Bill is dying from cancer.

This is where Jesus steps in. When I meet Bill and wish him Happy Easter, I know in my mind his life will come to a close and he will be free of all the pain and suffering he has had to endure.
Each Good Friday, at 3pm, I light a candle. {Whether or not the date fits,I am aware of Jesus.
My heart and my soul are with Him.

On Easter Sunday, I will be filled with the thought that Jesus is standing right amongst us and, as I lift my glass of wine, I will toast Bill and I will openly thank Jesus as He has promised us the gift of everlasting life.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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