Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Ideas

I LOVE celebrating Easter! Springtime is alive with all the beautiful colors and warmer temps, and the Easter Sunday service is always special to me and my family.

Check out my sidebar on the RIGHT (scroll down just a bit) to find some great Easter recipes and ideas to make this celebration extra special. *If you click on the photo, you will be taken to the recipe.

CROCK POT HAM-Paula Deen's Corn Casserole, Asparagus, Resurrection Buns (great to make with the kids to tell the Easter story), Meringue cake, Hot cross buns, and more!

For the Christian community, of which I'm proud to be a part, this event changed the world as we know it. This week is Holy week- set aside to reflect on Jesus' great sacrifice.

We must make a intentional effort to give honor to Him as we are pulled in so many directions.

A few things that help keep Christ at the forefront is to re-read the Easter story in the Bible. You can read it online here. Share it with your family the night before, or read it before dinner on Easter Sunday.

*If you have small children or grandchildren, telling the story with RESURRECTION EGGS is a fun project to do with the kids. You can watch an instructional video (here.)

*Rent THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST or JESUS OF NAZARETH to give yourself a visual of His life, death, burial and Resurrection!

*Attend an Easter  service, drama or Cantata at a local church.

*Attend a sunrise Easter service with a local congregation.

*Google Easter ideas and create a new tradition for your family.

Here's to a wonderful Easter celebration for you and yours!