Triumph over death.
Jesus is risen.
Fact or fiction?
This is for everyone to decide.
Today, we celebrated Easter. We celebrated the North American way with chocolate bunnies and hunting for eggs. We also celebrated Jesus’ last days on earth through pictures Sexy Neck drew and books we read together. We walked with our cousins in nature. We finished the day with a campfire outside.
What memories did you choose to create today? In my ocean of grief, I was intentional about creating so great new ones.
Ash Wednesday was the beginning of the lent season. Lent is the forty days leading up until Easter. I love this season of lent, pondering and preparing for the meaning of Easter.
In the past we have chosen to give up coffee, sugar, or goodies, but this year I decided to add something instead of deprivation.
In the quiet of each morning, I am reading Brad and Eden Jersak’s book to listen to and learn more from our wondrous Abba Father, God.
This is a precious book where the husband Brad Jersak asks a question of God then his wife Eden shares her conversation with how God answers the question.
I have chosen this spot looking at the orange wall to be still each morning.
Each morning I read a short explanation about a question I could ask God, then I spend time with God hearing what He wants to tell me.
My boys love traditions. Taco Tuesdays. Pizza Friday. Hugs when we say hello and goodbye. Special songs with sing with friends. Stickers and stamps at the end of library storytime and gymnastics.
The boys look forward to balloons and a homemade cake on their birthday.
They talk about their Halloween costumes for about eleven months.
They LOVE our real Christmas tree, homemade stockings and all the presents celebrating Jesus’ birthday.
I may be wrong, but I think my boys enjoy Easter traditions the best. The decorating of eggs, hunting for chocolates (running around outside!), being in church with all their close friends and dinner with Nana and Papa is very exciting for them.
What do you think your child’s favourite family tradition is?
(JC’s latest creation. Jesus has risen and provided a bridge for us to meet God!)