My heart raced as I held my breath. It happened so quickly, I’d had no warning to prepare my heart and head for where I was and what I was feeling. Our small tour group had been told we’d see the tomb where they were almost positive Jesus was placed in, but I never imagined I’d actually stand inside it!
The Easter Bunny.... what’s not to love? A human-sized rodent, dressed in his Sunday best, delivers candy and stuffed animals to children on Easter morning. Not only does he come bearing gifts, but this bunny happens to have an abundance of eggs that he likes to hide in yards and bushes and.....wait...... what?
It wasn’t long ago that when the word “Lent” was spoken, all that came to my mind was the tiny bits of string or fabric that I use a roller to pull off my clothes. Much to my confusion, it wasn’t lint my new church was talking about, but instead it was the beautiful time of fasting leading up to Easter… Lent. As an evangelical, I found it an adjustment to…
Here it is, the biggest week of our Christian calendar: Holy Week. The events honored this week—the Passover, Lord’s Supper, Crucifixion, Resurrection and more—are foundational to our faith.
My oldest child is CRA-ZAY on candy! She has a lot of energy already, but candy sends her into “rare form.” As each holiday rolls around the calendar, I’m always trying to find alternative treats to candy. So here’s your not-quite-comprehensive guide to a candy-free or candy-lite Easter basket.