Friday, March 27, 2015

reading: easter stories


it's common. a thursday afternoon, the back door letting a fresh breeze blow through, all quiet except for someone in the neighborhood mowing their lawn, and my kids (and dog) curled up on the couch reading.   

easter is next weekend. it's nice now that the kids are older and we've settled into our traditions. on easter it's church, big family, big lunch, resurrection rolls, egg hunt, resurrection eggs, and a restful sunday celebrating Jesus.

we got a new book this year that will make a perfect addition to our easter traditions.

Easter Stories is a new collection of short stories that tell the true meaning of the season. i've been reading the short stories in spurts, one at a time, two or three a week, when i catch these quiet afternoons. some stories are classics and others are new to me. the list of authors includes C.S. Lewis and Oscar Wilde, and many other famous storytellers. each story honors and celebrates easter, and inspires my children to think more about the reason for the season. 
they're just stories. they aren't about hidden colored eggs or rabbits or baskets. they're about God and His amazing Grace.    

Easter Stories is the kind of book i want to write my name in, read to my children every year at eastertime, and years from now, pull off the shelf to read to my grandchildren when they come visit on easter sunday for lunch and resurrection rolls.

you can order Easter Stories on here:

Friday, March 06, 2015

around here lately: snow days

it snowed. her: squeee! i love snow!!!! him: but is it enough to make a snowball?!
we were home-bound and built a giant fort.
we did not, however, take a "snow day." school was in session at HCPA.
much needed girlfriend time with these faith-filled beauties.
21-Day Fix Extreme day 2. it isn't easy but it's worth it.
we watched Big Hero 6 and i made these GF DF baymax cupcakes! and i had the guys at Papa Murphy's make a cheese pizza with 2 pepperonis on it to look like baymax. the kids loved it. cute movie. so fun.
i shared my heart and the heart of Declare on the podcast. spent the morning it went live seeking God and breathing in peace and calming. literally.
finally this tooth came out and his gap-y smile is so stinkin adorable.
i'm loving laser tag, and this is my IT'S GOING DOWN face.
and that is what's been going on around here lately!