Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

We had a blast with the babies this weekend. It's been a tough week at our house. I've been sick with some sort of virus since last Monday and really have felt like death warmed over all week. But, with Easter coming I wanted to focus on preparing my heart for Sunday and trying to really introduce Christ's death and resurrection to the kids.

We have a really great book called "The Jesus Storybook Bible" by Sally Lloyd-Jones. I love the language of the paraphrasing and the illustrations are phenomenal. We decided to read a portion of the passion week story every night for our bedtime story. I know they are too young to understand any of it, but I just pray that God would already begin to take root in their little hearts and lives.

In other preparations for Easter, we got the baskets and the plastic eggs out this week so they could practice their egg-hunting abilities. Hulse is pretty into it because he loves to play with balls and a dozen eggs is like ball heaven to him. Olivia loves to pack and re-pack things so she practiced putting eggs in the basket and taking them out, over and over again. The weather was beautiful on Saturday and they had a big time at our church's egg hunt. It was so neat to see so many of our friends there with their families celebrating together. We started Easter morning with a visit from the bunny before we got gussied up and headed to church. After church we headed to be with family for lunch and more egg hunting. All-in-all, it was a pretty fantastic weekend to focus on the cornerstone of our faith,the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins and the fact that we serve a risen living Savior!

"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead." Philippians 3:10-11

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thank You Jesus.

"But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed."
Isaiah 53:5