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Alive forever more! (Sixth Easter devotional)

"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." Matthew 28:6 Woohoo!  We have made it to the very last and best part of the Easter story!  Up from the grave He arose... Why is it such a big deal that Jesus rose from the grave?  Other than the obvious, of course...the miracle of being dead and then alive...but what did this miracle accomplish?  I … Read More

Holy Week

Celebrate Holy Week (with simple activities for each day)

Easter week is upon us and this week is called Holy Week...a week set apart to think, ponder, and worship Jesus for his death and resurrection. I have had such an unexpected "busy" Easter season.  I had the best intentions of doing tons of meaningful activities for Easter, reading ALL these great books that tell the Easter story, and filling my home with crafts and delicious Easter treats. I … Read More

Resurrection Garden

Making a Resurrection Garden

One of our favorite activities we do the week of Easter is making a Resurrection Garden.  The kids love to get their hands dirty and this is the perfect way to do just that while talking about the reason for Easter. First, we take some rocks (I bought some at the craft store just so they were smooth and easy to write on) and talk about our sin. The kids and I talked about the meaning of "sin."  … Read More