Dear friends in Christ,
Rejoice! Christ is Risen!
What a glorious Easter celebration we had. It was very special to celebrate a baptism and receive new members as part of the service. (Through the centuries Easter has traditionally been a time for Baptism in the life of the Church.) Mike and all four choirs did a wonderful job of glorifying our risen Lord and leading our worship. Thanks to Amie Goodman and all those who helped (some on short notice) with the Easter sunrise drama. A special thanks also goes to the Lutheran Men for providing us another great Easter breakfast. As we continue our celebration of the Easter season in the coming weeks I hope you will continue to experience the joy of the resurrection in our worship together.
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I was reading through some notes recently and came across a short paragraph I copied several years ago. It is by Perry Buffington, licensed psychologist, in a 1999 column for Universal Press Syndicate entitled Forgive or Forget. He is seeking to explain Why Failure Lingers.
Failures take on a life of their own because the brain remembers incomplete tasks or failures longer than any success or completed activity. It's technically referred to as the Zeigarnik effect. When a project or a thought is completed, the brain places it in a special memory. The brain no longer gives the project priority or active working status, and bits and pieces of the achieved situation begin to decay.
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