Resurrection Sunday – Pure White

A white Easter.  A white table cloth.  A white wreath and garland.  A white string of lights.  A white vase and flowers.  White candles and pictures and banners cry out, “HE IS RISEN!” “The Darkness is passing away and the True Light is shining” – I John 2:8. The Light of the World – White.  […]

Palm Sunday

Remember those date balls that mom used to make…and rave over?  They weren’t my favorite.  But it turns out that dates were a favorite sugary treat in the lands Jesus walked.  The palms that they grew on were plentiful in that area but the dates themselves took a long time to ripen.  This made dates […]

Can a house tell stories about the Death and Resurrection of Jesus?

Oh, yes!  Pictures and objects come alive in the mind of a child.  The colors wave as we tie them to the doorposts.  The objects on the shelves and walls and windows have meaning. See, touch, hear what God has said. This year, although I put a lot of thought into what I put up, […]

5th Sunday of Lent

Last week, 4 candles were lit and one was snuffed out.  This week 3 candles were lit and now there are only 2.  “It’s getting darker,” we say, and truly I do feel the darkness crowding in sometimes.  Daily we hear stories of the crushed and broken.  I can’t go through a day without feeling […]

4th Sunday of Lent

Sunday’s are a keeper! Building anticipation for Sunday has been one of my favorite parts of this season of Lent.  Using objects, smells, tastes, and sights makes a child’s senses come alive with excitement!  Whether you use sugar and candles, like our family is doing this year, or something else, our senses are a crucial […]

3rd Sunday of Lent

It sounded something like this when my kids sleepily realized what day it was… “I love Sunday’s!” The sugar we ate today isn’t the only thing they were looking forward to, but it’s builds anticipation and it’s a sweet reminder to our senses that God is good. “Oh taste and see that the Lord is […]

Finally, It’s Sunday!

1st Sunday of Lent.  We’ve been fighting only half a week, but the battle has already been rough at times. We asked God to search us, and wickedness was everywhere.  Our desires screamed for control. Our sins tempted us. We were accused and found failing. These first few days have been bitter.  We’re a little […]