Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter 2016

 
This Easter Sunday, we continued on with our tradition of waking before the sunrise and watching it rise together as we read the Resurrection account in the Bible together over mammoth muffins, fruit and juice. Again, we went to Leeper Park to witness the sunrise, where we were joined by others doing the same thing. What a beautiful picture of the new life we have in Christ and the hope of heaven to come. Last year we participated in "Forget the Frock", a campaign that encourages families to forgo the expensive Easter attire that is popular in our culture, but use that same money to purchase t-shirts that raise money for a cause that furthers the Gospel. We did not choose to do that again, since it was Lottie's first Easter with our family. We did want her to have the opportunity to take part in customs of America, even if many are frivolous. We then went to my Granny's house for lunch with family and the traditional egg hunts. It was a wonderful day to celebrate.

"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." Matthew 28:6
  
 


 









 
 


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Under the Willow

 

 
There is this place where the kids and I go some days. When the breeze is blowing just right under the willow tree, it will make the worst of days good. Just like Jehovah, who makes all things calm. 


 








 
 





Wednesday, March 2, 2016