March 31, 2012

He is Risen: sharing with our children

This post was originally posted in 2011, but I thought it was worth sharing again for Easter this year.

Easter has always been an important holiday at our house -- in fact, it's probably the most important holiday we celebrate all year! Through the years, we've tried to find ways to communicate the truth of our Lord's death and resurrection to our children. With our first, we used modified Easter baskets for a while; instead of candy in those plastic eggs, we'd insert Bible verses about Easter. And he would get a special gift, such as a children's Bible or special book. By the time our other two children came along, we were looking for another way to give them a good picture of Easter.

I wish I could remember who shared the concept and recipe for Resurrection Cookies with me; I do know it was while we were out at The Master's Seminary (undergoing our own transformation). By making these cookies with your children, you are able to share with them a bit of Christ's suffering, the grief of his followers, and the joy of finding the empty tomb. Click on the link and enjoy a sweet time of gospel story-telling with your family!

Photo: For those of you not from the South, the photo is a lovely dogwood tree in Cartersville, Georgia. We enjoy the lovely blooms in spring, fresh green leaves in summer, bright foliage in fall, and a unique silhouette in winter. Here's a little tree humor from my son: How do you know if a tree is a DOGwood? By its bark! :-)

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