Holiday Traditions

The Dark Sabbath

That Sabbath day after Jesus was crucified must have been a horribly dark day. Perhaps the sun was shining and the birds were singing, but I imagine that the day was a gloomy one. Creation must have been reeling from the events of the day before. Do you think the animals realized what had happened on that Friday that would…

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Holiday Traditions

The Start of Holy Week

Growing up in church I learned a lot about what the Bible teaches. I learned many different Bible stories about all the different characters that are portrayed in the pages of the scriptures. I remember for Easter we would sometimes celebrate Easter by attending a sunrise service, or with special food prepared by my mother. My personal favorite was her…

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Holiday Traditions

Ideas for Easter Baskets

Note: This post contains Affiliate Links. I had a similar post up a few days ago, and due to some problems with my blog I ended up losing that post. I apologize for any inconvience. Here is the post again.   We have never been a big Easter basket family. I occassionally would buy my kids candy for Easter, but…

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Holiday Traditions

Marching to the Cross

If you knew that you only had two weeks to live how would you spend your time? Would you spend it living it up? Perhaps visiting all the places that you had never seen. Or maybe you would forget your diet and eat and enjoy all the foods you normally restricted from yourself. What about the people around you, would…

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Holiday Traditions, Intentional Living

Looking To Easter

Easter is about 4 weeks away. This year, I want my heart to be more focused on Easter as we approach Easter Sunday. I personally find that I do not celebrate Easter in a way that really gives credit for what it means to me as a follower of Jesus Christ. I am really good about celebrating Christmas. We decorate…

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Family, Holiday Traditions

Cinnamon Swirl Yeast Bread

We go through a lot of bread at our house. Our lunches usually consist of some form of peanut butter and jelly with whatever we have around the house. Depending on the brand of bread we can go through a whole loaf at lunch. In fact usually we do eat a loaf of bread a day for lunch.