Even though I was born and raised as a Maryland girl, as an adult, I lived in east Tennessee for twenty-three years. Knoxville was my home, only forty-five minutes from Dolly Parton's family "stompin' grounds". I had family passes to her amusement and water parks. I loved Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
East Tennessee is a beautiful part of the country....in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Dolly Parton has held a "soft spot" in my heart for many years.
Now, you might be thinking what in the world does any of that have to do with Easter? Well.....nothing really...except that one of my favorite songs, sung by Dolly, is about Easter. She sings about the risen Savior. He is alive!
Every time I listen to this song, I get goosebumps.
He's Alive! Sung by Dolly at the 1989 CMA awards.
"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me."
-- Matthew 28: 6-10 KJV
"He is risen; he is not here."
-- Mark 16:6
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