A Special Easter-Week Letter from Our Publisher


Fort Worth Magazine readers,

For the three-quarters of all Americans that identify with the Christian faith, this week is the most significant seven days in the history of the world and in their faith. Many of us are so busy with life that we tend to not slow down enough to consider important events. And while Easter is one of the most sacred events of the year for Christians, without the week leading up to Jesus Christ’s resurrection, including His crucifixion, there would be no Easter.

This post is going out late. Why?  Because I got busy and didn’t get around to sending it out on Palm Sunday. And, if I was “too busy” to send this post, that means without some help, I very likely would go through the entire week and not slow down enough to think about the events that led up to Easter Sunday and the resurrection. The good news is that there is a FREE app for that!

From Jesus’ Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday to His betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane or hearing the cries of “Crucify Him!,” the EasterNow app helps bring the events of Passion Week to you in real time. This free app sends alerts on various stages of Easter. Speaking from experience, these alerts remind me to slow down during this week and truly appreciate the sacrifices Jesus made for me.

Included with each update is background on that event, Scripture and maps providing greater clarity. The noted Old Testament passages show the fulfillment of prophecy, while New Testament sections outline the events themselves. 

As this is my third year to send out information on EasterNow, some of you probably already have the app downloaded on your phones or other device.  If you have the app and are not receiving the alerts, go to your notifications in settings, click on the app, then select “Allow Notifications.”  If you don’t already have the app, it can be found directly at the Apple Store and Google Play. If you would like to see more about the app before installing it, you can see a video on it here: EasterNow. I hope this encourages you as much as it has me.



Hal A. Brown