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My Struggle with Easter this Year

My Struggle with Easter this Year

Just over a week ago we celebrated Easter . . . the greatest holiday of the year because Jesus rose from the dead.  For the first time, I realized how hard Easter can be for those who have lost loved ones. In case you don’t know, my 24 year old niece died in a horse… Continue Reading

Why Is It Called Good Friday?

Why Is It Called Good Friday?

I wrote this article a few years ago, but want to share it with you again.  Hope it is encouraging! The death of Christ on Good Friday and the resurrection of Christ on Easter morning go hand-in-hand.  You can’t have the resurrection without Jesus’ death.  The resurrection pre-supposes death. Looking unto Jesus, the author and… Continue Reading

Age-Level Ideas for Easter Activities with your Kids

Many families are starting to put Christ back into their Easter celebration. There are so many ideas for Easter activities for kids, that I decided to share my recommendations according to age levels.  Click on any title or image and you’ll find my review of that resource. If you have Preschool Kids, I recommend: Sense… Continue Reading

Easter Ideas for Kids

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing Easter ideas for kids & resources that I wish were available when my kids were young. When I was a kid, we celebrated Easter on Sunday. When my kids were young, we celebrated Palm …..Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. When my kids were older, we celebrated… Continue Reading

National Jelly Bean Day is April 22

National Jelly Bean Day is April 22

The week before Easter, my mom, my sister & I went to Ashley’s school.  She teaches at-risk kids in first grade. My mom read a book about Easter. My sister took photos. I did some jelly bean activities with the kids. Next Tuesday is national jelly bean day, so you have some time to get… Continue Reading

Celebrating Easter this week & Spring Bible studies

Celebrating Easter this week & Spring Bible studies

It’s Passion Week. How will you be celebrating Easter –  Jesus’ death & resurrection? Did you know that many countries shut down for Passion Week. I just returned from El Salvador and the kids are on vacation from school this week. Government entities are closed across the world.  Maybe Americans could learn from others in… Continue Reading

Palm Sunday Crafts & Activities for Kids {Recap}

Palm Sunday Crafts & Activities for Kids {Recap}

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, but you may want to do some of these Palm Sunday crafts & activities for kids during Passion Week.  It’s a perfect way to keep Christ the focus of your Easter week celebration.  Let’s start with our Palm Sunday crafts . . . Click on any image to get the directions… Continue Reading

Easter Treats – Birds Nests {Monday Meals}

Easter Treats – Birds Nests {Monday Meals}

I still remember the first time we made Easter bird nests.  Hunter & I were making them.  He loved forming the mixture into nests . . . and eating them afterwards.  Yesterday I told Hunter & Gentry I needed to make bird nests for my blog.  They both grinned at me and reminded me how… Continue Reading

Easter Traditions: Resurrection Eggs

Easter Traditions: Resurrection Eggs

When my kids turned 5, they each made their own set of Resurrection Eggs.  That was over 15 years ago and we still have all 3 sets of Resurrection Eggs to tell the Easter story. They all loved listening to the Easter story as we opened each egg.  As they grew up, they could use… Continue Reading

Easter Traditions – Resurrection Rolls {Monday Meals}

Easter Traditions – Resurrection Rolls {Monday Meals}

Most families have LOTS of Christmas traditions and very few Easter traditions.  I find that interesting because the death & resurrection of Jesus Christ is paramount to being saved from our sin. As my kids grew up, I looked for creative ways to explain Jesus resurrection.  Our absolute, favorite Easter tradition over the past 20… Continue Reading