Tomorrow being Easter, “Neighbors” today is privileged to give you an Easter poem written by Sandy Carlson, who with her husband, Dick Carlson, lives in Williams Bay, Wis., after moving there from Fargo in 2010.

“I finished writing this poem after my earthly father died in 1995,” Sandy writes, “and I shared it at my mom’s funeral in 2017.”

Her parents were Stan and Ellie Wogen, of Flint, Mich.

Sandy and Dick have been married for 55 years. Dick worked for Steiger Tractor in Fargo.

They were members of Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Fargo. “When we moved to Williams Bay,” Sandy writes, “our new pastor at Calvary Community Church was the former pastor at Bethel, Pastor Doug Anderson and his wife, Dawn. That was a real blessing!”

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While in Fargo, Sandy was a member of the Christian Women’s Club, in which she led Bible studies.

The Carlsons have six children with families, all of whom live in various states.

And now, here is Sandy’s — and “Neighbors’” — Easter message for you:



“The Father’s Love”



I cling to the love of my Father in heaven above.

Nothing can compare to His constant love and special care.

I am precious in His sight; He loves me with all His might!

He accepts me as I am and sent Jesus to be my Lamb!



He was nailed upon the tree, to suffer, bleed and die for me.

The tomb held His body until the third day.

In the morning some visitors came,

And found the stone had been rolled away

For all the world to see!

He has risen for you and me!



Trust in Jesus and what He has done.

He is God’s own dear Son.

He provides power to love and to live.

Freedom from guilt; He came to forgive.

Love, joy and peace are the gifts He gives.

As we follow Him, a new life we’ll live!



He paid the penalty so I could go free.

Salvation is a gift Jesus gave to me.

There is nothing on earth that can compare

To my heavenly Father’s love and care.



I am thankful Christ has set me free

To live the life He planned for me!



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