This weekend is Easter, as we all know! :-) This year is a little different because the kids are getting older. This is the first year they have actually asked about the easter bunny. After talking, Robert and I decided will we not celebrate the easter bunny. At all. I can justify santa...because Saint Nicholas was a real guy. But the easter bunny? I can't tie that into the real meaning of Easter. And I think the true meaning of Easter is far too great to mix in a bunny and eggs. The kids will get easter baskets, but they will know that WE gave them to them. So, enough on that...that is just what we personally chose. If you choose to do the easter bunny, by all means go for it! :-) I'm sure it'll be fun.
Our church is having 19 services this weekend. Unbelievable! I'm pretty excited because we love our church and pastor. And this is only the second Easter we've been able to attend at our home church. We plan on going to the 8:00 a.m. service on Sunday (there are also Friday and Saturday services) to hopefully avoid some of the craziness!
Then it's off for some cousin fun. And let me just tell you, it's going to be FUN! I don't want to say anymore about that, but I'll give you a hint. In picture form.
Fun for the kids AND adults! ;-)
I hope everyone has a great Easter spending time with loved ones realizing the sacrifice that was made for all us sinners. Blessings to you all!
"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' " Mark 16:6
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead..." 1 Peter 1:3
"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." John 11:25-26