Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Eastertime Thankfulness

13 Things this picture makes me thankful for:
  1. Easter!
  2. Being able to teach my kids about the new life they can have in Jesus when we talk about eggs and the new life they represent.
  3. This year the new life from an egg concept will be easier to understand because we saw a chick hatch at the rodeo a few weeks ago!
  4. Jesus is alive!
  5. Dying Easter Eggs
  6. The newspaper protecting my table!
  7. Daddy's old t-shirts as smocks. We use them for so many things!
  8. Being able to do kid things again myself just because I have little people to do them with!
  9. Eating beautifully colored hard-boiled eggs with a lot of salt for days afterward!
  10. Multi-colored little fingers!
  11. My white floor I wrote about here will be multi-colored for a while!
  12. Water will wash away that mess, just as His blood washes away my sin
  13. Matt 28:6a, "He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said." What a privilege it is to serve a God like that!!!
Find more Thankful Thursday at Women Taking a Stand, Thousand Words Thursday at Cheaper Than Therapy, and Thursday {Thirteen} at Happy to be @ Home.

24 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Looking forward to Easter with my kiddos too! Have you ever seen Resurrection Eggs? Another neat way to tell the story of Christ's triumph over death. My girls love going through them and listening to the story of Jesus.

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  2. What a wonderful tt post! I am so thankful for all that the Easter message represents but also I am grateful for all of the wonderful family moments we have shared around the Easter dinner table. Happy TT! -Laurie

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  3. Love your thankful heart :) thank you for sharing your list with us!

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  4. I fondly remember dying eggs on our kitchen table at Easter when I was growing up. Thanks for the great reminder. I really MUST make the same memories with my own kids.

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  5. I love Passover and Easter. This year they overlap. Yeah!
    # Matt 28:6a, "He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said." What a privilege it is to serve a God like that!!!
    Amen, Amen, Amen

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  6. I love the photos . Kids and easter eggs make this time of year so special!

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  7. Beautiful! Easter is truly a blessed time to celebrate Jesus as our Savior! Thanks for sharing this little bit of sweetness.

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  8. What a lovely list! Happy TT...

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  9. Feels Like Chaos,
    My kids think the dino eggs are really cool too. Thanks for saying hello!

    I really like how you are teaching your children about the Lord through something people usually do without thinking...coloring eggs.

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  10. Matt 28:6a, "He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said." What a privilege it is to serve a God like that!!! amen amen amen

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  11. That looks so fun! I love how you are teaching your children using these symbols!

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  12. Awesome post! Even as big as my kids are, they still feel we have to dye Easter Eggs. I'm thankful for newspaper to cover the table, too! Happy Easter, and thanks for sharing Matt. 28:6 with us. There would be nothing to celebrate if He had not risen!

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  13. I love the photo and your list! This brings back some childhood memories...the dying of Easter eggs...watching eggs hatched!

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  14. I love doing kid things too! I enjoyed your wonderful list and the many reminders it gave me of other things to be thankful for! I look forward to coloring eggs next week!

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  15. Love #8, doing kid things with kids is the best! Love that it can be just as fun (or more) for us as it is for them. And I think they love it when we have fun playing too! Now I am ready to dye eggs...we haven't gone there yet this year!

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  16. Love your list!

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  17. Praise God we serve a risen Savior! :D I'm looking forward to celebrating!

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  18. What a wonderful post! We are dyeing easter eggs next Saturday! So excited to spend some time playing in past childhood memories!

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  19. I am excited to dye easter eggs this year and hide them for my princess. She will have fun! Thanks for this post. I am thankful for many of those things too! I will have to incorporate some of that on a simple level for my toddler. Blessings!

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  20. This is absolutely the sweetest thankful heart post!
    Have a blessed weekend with your precious family.

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  21. Very, very good times! My kids LOVED this part. Sometimes we still color the eggs. GOOOOODDDD list! Thank you!

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  22. Great list. We have so much to be thankful for, even in the little things.

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