Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter.
We will resume our regular posting schedule on Wednesday.
What is the significance of Palm Sunday?
Today is one of the most significant days in the Christian calendar- Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, when people crowded the streets and lay palm branches in his path. It marks the beginning of the Holy Week. As Christians, we know that the following Thursday, Jesus was arrested. He was crucified the following day on Good Friday, and rose again three days later.
The following verses from John 12:12-19 explain the scene on Palm Sunday:
12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness.18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”
Today, I plan to spend time reflecting on the coming week. What do I need to do to prepare my heart for Easter Sunday? What does God want to do in my life this week?
What will you do to prepare?
Each year, I struggle with what to get my children for Valentine’s Day and Easter. Those two holidays come with a lot of merchandise, but sadly, a lot of that merchandise includes sugary treats. Almost every year, I’ve been able to find a small gift that my girls loved and didn’t cause tooth decay.
Today’s Pinterest roundup includes all sorts of cute Easter ideas your kiddos are sure to love.
This basket contains plush animals, dried fruit and popcorn instead of mass-produced sugary treats. So much healthier and so much prettier.
If your little kiddo loves to bake, why not surprise him or her with a basket filled with measuring spoons, cupcake wraps, and other baking goodies? My oldest daughter would love this.
For the little creator in your life. You could fill any basket with paints, markers, coloring books, notepads or journals, pencils or colorful pens…the list goes on. I know so many kids who would love this.
If you’re the mother of a girly girl, look no further than this cute little basket. This beauty basket has pedicure toe spacers, a hairbrush, hairbows, nail polish, lip gloss, lotion, bath bombs and a loofah. My oldest daughter would absolutely love this.
This basket is filled to the brim with outdoor toys. There’s a ball, frisbee, jump rope, pail and shovel, a kite, and more. This would be perfect for a young child. My youngest daughter would love it.
I hope you have gotten some great ideas for Easter! Have a wonderful weekend.
This week, I decided to depart from my usual Monday craft activities to bring you some free printable art.
Easter is quickly approaching and I’m a sucker for typographical art- why not combine the two? I’ve created two super cute options just for you- and if you want to download them, just right click on the print of your choice and save to your device.
Have a wonderful week.
My goal in the remaining weeks til Easter is to really pray and prepare my heart for not only Easter but our upcoming revival. I plan to share some different Printables for Easter related verses as well.
If you don’t celebrate Easter, you may not know why Christians celebrate the holiday. It doesn’t have anything to do with rabbits, hiding and finding Easter eggs, or buying new church clothes. All of those things are incidental- the holiday is all about celebrating our risen Savior.
Jesus, who was born of a virgin and lived 33 years on this earth as the sinless, perfect son of God, was crucified for a crime He didn’t commit. He died on that cross and three days later, he arose and walked the Earth once more.
The verse I’d like to share today is Matthew 28:6. Can you imagine the shock and surprise of Jesus’ loved ones when they went to visit his grave and found His body missing? And can you imagine the joy and awe they felt when they realized He truly had risen?
I’m grateful to serve a risen Savior.