Eastertide. As Andrew Peterson writes in a post linked below, “And now it begins.” The most joyful thing about Easter, I think, is that it is not just one day long. If we follow the church calendar, we get 50 days in Eastertide, but in reality, we celebrate Easter every single Sunday–and every day is a resurrection day. Happy Easter!
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Easter Is Just Getting Started
Andrew Peterson reminds us that Easter is just beginning.
- And now it begins. After forty days of fasting, after the harrowing darkness of Good Friday, after the long silence of Holy Saturday, after the dawn of Easter like a slow explosion of light over the greening hills of the Northern Hemisphere, we move into the joy of Eastertide. As much as I love that it all leads to Resurrection Sunday, I think my favorite part of the whole drama is today: Easter Monday.
Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
The folks at Redeemed Reader recommend Cynthia Lord’s book for 7-11 year olds.
- Having a game warden for a dad makes for an interesting life, especially if you live in Maine, where the wild moose roam. But it’s just a little rabbit Emma’s father goes to rescue that night, with Emma as his assistant rabbit wrangler. It also happens to be the night before she’s to start fifth grade in public school after being home-schooled all her life.
Gospel Hope for a Weary Mom
Sarah Walton reminds us that the gospel is for everyone–even weary moms.
- I rose before the sun and made my coffee, desperate for time in God’s word before the day’s chaos erupted in my home. I was emotionally weary and physically exhausted, but was determined to start my day off with what I knew I needed most—time with the Lord. So I grabbed my Bible, pulled a cozy blanket onto my lap and, apparently, my cup of coffee as well. Life turned to slow motion as I helplessly watched my entire cup of much needed caffeine dump onto me, the carpet, the blanket, and everything else in its path. Tears immediately followed.
How You Can Encourage Adoptive Parents
This is a great discussion on how you can encourage the adoptive parents in your life.
- Christians have always cared for orphans. Over the past couple decades, we’ve seen more evangelicals than ever before become excited about and involved with adoption and foster care. Yet along with the joy of welcoming a child into a new family, adoptive parents encounter hardships, both foreseen and also unforeseen.
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Why Read War Stories?
Carissa Holzer looks at the value of war stories, but historical and fictional.
- We’ve been reading the Norman and Saxon sagas of history in our studies. Being that I have girls, I didn’t count on much interest in that subject this year, so it was a surprise to recently overhear our eldest chiding a sister with, “Would you quit being a Norman baron?” …and then misunderstand a conversation between my husband and I, butting in with, “Wait, the Normans came to our door today? No wait, that can’t be right, they would have busted it down.”
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Chris Wheeler looks a new Amazon special based on the classic children’s story, and appreciates the gift of sadness it brought.
- My children have all grown up reading the children’s classic, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” so when it showed up on Amazon Prime as a 25-minute special we were all over it.
We expected a fun, endearing story, but we got more than we bargained for.
Something to Do with Your Kids
May is around the corner. Can you believe it? Here’s a great list from The Spruce of things to do as a family during the month of May.
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