No Death Was Not My Plan!

“No death was not my plan” God said 
When Adam chose the names for beasts
When I in secret fashioned Eve
While He lay fast asleep

Now when Spring seems far away
And under snow the garden sleeps
Remember that in frozen ground
The Tulip’s promise keeps

For as the last frost leaves the earth
The flower finds its way
And just as Jesus rose from death
It breaks through to sunny day!

No Death Was Not My Plan!
by Peter Caligiuri copyright © 2022
All rights reserved


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:10 ESV



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Fear Not- Quiet Sunday Thoughts

The angel said to the women,”Don’t be afraid, for I know you were looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here. He is risen, just as He said! Come and see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples!”Matthew 28:5-7a NIV

Fear is one of those things everyone has battled ever since Adam and Eve took the first bite of the forbidden fruit. As a friend who had done work building 600 foot steel towers once told me, “The man who says he isn’t afraid is a liar!” We are all afraid, at different times and in different places. But whatever we are fearful of this morning, we are advised to look and see, He is not here. In the place where He is, fear is forever vanquished. He is alive and is calling us to come and see for ourselves, and then go and tell others He has risen. “We don’t need to be afraid anymore!”

Verses for Easter – Week 4

In the Wounds Doubt Disappeared

 In the garden at the dawn
In darkness doubt and tears
He called Mary first and then
To the others He appeared

But Thomas was not there
And said “I won’t believe
That Jesus is alive
Till I can touch his scars and see”

He kept doubting till the day
At his table Christ appeared
And called him come to touch His wounds
And in those wounds doubt disappeared


In the Wounds Doubt Disappeared 
by Peter Caligiuri
copyright 2022 all rights reserved