My friend and fellow Christian writer, Norma Gail, is celebrating the third anniversary of her award winning contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, and has graciously offered to share a blog post with us for this week. Be sure to leave a comment and don’t miss out on entering her birthday celebration contest!


By Norma Gail Thurston Holtman

The chocolate bunnies are eaten, colored eggs in the fridge, and pastel decorations put away. Easter comes and goes each year with more silence than Christmas, but what remains?

As I consider the incomprehensible sacrifice of Jesus Christ as an offering for my sins I wonder:  Why would God send His Son to die in my place? Who am I that God who see my sin would look on me with love?

My first response is a sense of immeasurable unworthiness that Jesus Christ was willing to suffer and die on my behalf. “God demonstrates his own love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

Then I’m overwhelmed with thankfulness that I’m loved by God and of such great value to Him. “For God so loved ‘Norma’ (place your own name here) that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

As you put away empty baskets, once filled with all the sweetness of Easter, take time to think of ways to keep your heart filled with the a deep sense of God’s love—love that can’t be boxed away until next year.

© Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, April 19, 2017. Used with permission.

About Norma Gail:

Norma Gail is the author of the contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, winner of the 2016 Bookvana Religious Fiction Award. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 40 years. They have two adult children.

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