Alive in Christ Jesus | Romans 6:8-11

  Saturday Scripture   Romans 6:8-11   Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.   {Read More}

9 Perfect Easter Books for Your Little Ones

  Easter is next week! Below I share 9 sweet Easter books to add to your little one’s Easter basket! 9 Perfect Easter Books for Your Little Ones Found | Sally Lloyd-Jones: From the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible, with over two million products sold, comes Found based on Psalm 23. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, little ones will fall in love with this padded cover board book that reminds them of God’s Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, {Read More}

It is Finished | John 19:28 – 20:10

Saturday Scripture John 19:16 – 20:10 Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Many {Read More}

Hosanna! | John 12:13

Saturday Scripture John 12:13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” Prayer Father God, You are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Thank you for Palm Sunday and all it represents—for the triumphal entrance of the king! Help me never to be afraid to shout HOSANNA, no matter which situation I’m in. Thank you for the reminder {Read More}

Meaningful Easter Basket Books For Your Kids

Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. I love celebrating Jesus and His resurrected life. I appreciate how—symbolic of Jesus’ rebirth—the whole earth breaks forth in life, budding fresh and new from a frozen world stripped bare. Easter gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the life of Christ. I love making Easter baskets for my children each year. Yes, I do add in candy and small personalized gifts, but the focus of each gift {Read More}

Resurrection Eggs Crack Open Easter’s True Meaning

Resurrection Eggs Crack Open Easter’s True Meaning I’ve been a fan of Resurrection Eggs for many years. I started using them a few years ago with the young women in Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Many of these young women had never heard the TRUE Easter story, and it was a great way to share the gospel in a fun and non-threatening way. This year I was excited to use Resurrection Eggs with my little kids. They are ages six, {Read More}

Banning the Easter Bunny

Hop. Hop. Hop. An Easter bunny hops into the room. She carries a basket with eggs in her hands. She wears a forced smile. Take a look closer. Her lower lip trembles. Tears well up in her eyes. “What’s wrong?” you dare to ask. The words erupt with tears and snot. “I’m a fake! I’m a fraud! I try to do my part, but Easter is not about me!” This scene is a skit we’ve done in children’s church more {Read More}

Bedtime Prayers and Promises–an Easter gift to cherish

Growing up, Easter was a time of pretty dresses, Easter egg hunts and the hint of spring. It was my grandmother who picked out a pretty dress for me to wear on Easter morning. It was my mother who curled my hair and offered a chocolate bunny and other treats. Once I had my own children, I looked forward to picking out a nice dress and suits, but also as a follower of Jesus I wanted my children to focus {Read More}

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