Another Busy Day Before Easter Resurrection Day….

On My Man’s agenda:

Buy or obtain:

baby chicken feed,

build a birdhouse with the kids at Lowe’s,


shoes for just about everyone except the dog and the chicks,

straw bales for the garden,

clothes for him,


and groceries.

I’m adding to the list:

yard sales,

coloring eggs with the kids,

resurrection cookies (just didn’t get to it because I was feeling ill),

an old Easter movie with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland.  I think it’s Easter Bonnet or something like that.  We watched it Sunday.  It was Easter Parade.

and maybe a stop for a soda or cappucino!

Have a great Preparation for Resurrection Day!


Happy Easter!

Ron DiCianni The Lily Open Edition

The Lily by Ron DiCianni

He’s alive!  Jesus is alive!

Thank you God for the gift of your son, Jesus the Christ, who sacrificed himself for our sins so that we could be forgiven.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

Dear Reader, if you have not given your life to Christ, now is the time.  “All who call on the name of Jesus shall be saved.”

“If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are sanctified; and, it is with your mouth, that you confess and are saved.”

Have a happy Easter!


God bless you all!


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The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry!

Our communion supper went well Thursday evening.  My husband read the scriptures about the last supper.  Then we enjoyed our communion dinner.   It wasn’t perfect, but only Jesus is.

Today, our plans to color eggs were set aside to attend an event here in town that we found out of spur of the moment.  It was an art day for the kids held by Precious Moments.  We went and the kids had fun. 

So, egg coloring has been postponed until tomorrow morning.  Tomorrow afternoon I’ll make the little Easter basket cupcakes complete with jelly beans and a handle made of red licorice.  The kids don’t know about this yet.  It will be a nice surprise. 

Tomorrow night we’ll make the Resurrection cookies.

Have a blessed weekend.


Easter Weekend Plans 2008

Hi Friends,

I’ve been thinking of my plans for the coming weekend.  Those of you who are Christians know that this is Holy Week.  Now, my husband and I are what I call first generation Christians, though some of our parents are now saved.  We don’t have traditions that have been handed down regarding Easter.  All we knew was the Easter bunny came and gave us a big basket of candy which we then made ourselves sick on. 

When we had our own children, I started thinking about what I’d like it to be for our family.  We’re still in the process of making our own traditions.

Here’s what I’ve got in mind for this week:

Thursday–  “Last Supper” Communion dinner of homemade bread and grape juice.  We’ll talk about Jesus’ last days and the crucifixion and resurrection. 

Note to me…make homemade bread in the morning and stir up the grape juice.

Friday-  We’ll color eggs just because it’s fun, and they make a good snack.  We’ll eat them during the weekend.

Note to me…boil 18 eggs early Friday morning. 

Saturday- In the morning, I’ll make cupcakes with jellybeans and licorice to look like Easter baskets.  In the evening, we’ll make Resurrection Cookies.  Hillbilly Sweetpea shares the recipe here.

Sunday- We’ll go to church, have an egg hunt there, then come home to a nice ham dinner.  My mother-in-love will join us for the day.  I usually give the kids a small gift, $5 or less and a little candy in a basket.  The Easter bunny doesn’t stop at our house, he just hops on by. ~smile~

I’d love to hear what your plans are for the weekend.  Maybe you have an idea we’d like to add to our celebration.

Whatever you do this weekend, keep the focus on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.



Planning Ahead…Easter

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Hello Friends,     

Easter, or Resurrection Day, as I like to call it, is early this year on March 23rd.  It’s time to start thinking about how you want to celebrate Our Lord Jesus’ resurrection. 

Do you go to worship services?  I hope so.  Check to see if there is any change in schedule or a special service.

Do you host a celebration dinner?  It’s time to make the menu and plan the shopping list.  You can also think about  table settings.   Don’t forget to invite the guests!

Will you have company for the weekend?  Make a list of to do’s to prepare. 

Do you like to sew or buy something new to wear?  Time is running out; better get that machine humming!

Will you want to make Resurrection Cookies or color eggs?  Get the supplies in the house. 

Will you host a Passover meal or as my family often does, a “last supper” type communion dinner of bread and grape juice?  Add those items to your grocery list.

Spring cleaning?  Try to get your house ready early to encourage relaxation and happy times.

It’s time to think ahead and plan to make this precious time of remembering our Lord’s sacrifice a blessing to our family and friends.  Let’s make some memories this year.  I’d love to hear your ideas. 

Just a few thoughts for a lovely late winter Friday morning.

Have a terrific weekend!


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