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Feeling Like Spring…

That’s it, just feeling like spring today!

.               ENJOY!!!

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Wildlife Loop flowers with cross

Rejoice! Christ Has Risen!

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.   ~ John 11:25-26

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  ~ Romans 10:9

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and become obedient to death — even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”  ~ Php 2: 5-11

Coloring Eggs

Family Fun Coloring Easter Eggs

As deeply as our family believes in Christ’s death and resurrection, our family loves celebrating the new life that spring brings to us including the Easter Bunny, coloring eggs, Easter hunts, candy and baskets.  This also means we love to make a big production of coloring eggs a day or two before Easter.  Mom buys the Paas 9-color dye (not the six, it has to be the nine) and mixes each one in a white coffee mug (it has to be white so you can see what color is in the mug!).  The mugs all sit on a layer of wax paper laid over a layer of paper towel.  There is a spoon next to each mug to ensure that we don’t mix spoons, thus mixing colors.  Then we put an egg in each mug and…

….       sit there…….    waiting……..  talk a little…..  wait……….   eat some chocolate…..    and wait some more…… .

Then after about 10 minutes, we start checking the color.  One or two eggs might come out, but often, most of them need more time before they reach the bright colors we like.  So we…

….       wait….   and wait….  talk a little more…..  eat some more chocolate…..   and wait.

Finally, we’re able to take the rest of the eggs out.  Then we start the process all over again.  This takes us about 3 hours because we each about two dozen eggs to color, thus coloring six dozen!

But the result?  FANTASTIC!