April 14, 2011. I spent some more time up at the Kandern cemetery today, as you can see. With Easter coming in a couple of weeks, I am thinking about death and new life more and more. All around us, for the past several days, these woody, lifeless stalks have been coming to life, bringing every color under the sun to what was for so long a dark and gray world. The Creator once again is reminding us of the promise of new life. Easter is a celebration of the end of death's grip and the resurrection of God's Son, providing life after death for us.