Often we want things we not really need. Regularly we are caught in the trap of our wants, getting frustrated not finding what we hoped for.
Source of Inspiration
We know what we want
but only God knows what
Pray to give thanks
not to ask.
No ulterior motives.
Both armies pray
to win the war.
out of your prayers.
Seek only to learn to love,
to be in the presence
is a trap.
Pray only for the
good of all
ending all prayer with
“Thy will be done.”
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In Belgium and in many other countries we can see around us, in the shops and on social media that more and more attention is given to a time of celebration with gifts. Everything turns more around the material gift instead of the spiritual gift of blessings and of the Grace given to humankind.
In this writing:
- Easter about big rabbit who invaded home and left candy everywhere
- large meals (usually brunch) or fancy dinner
- materialization of goods at Easter.
- like Christmas, Easter = becoming about how much money can be spend on children or grand children
- Holiday’s = disguise Needs as gifts
- when do we draw the line?
- Easter has (like Christmas) lost it’s true meaning over the years
- Generations trying to compensate for what they never had?
- Trying to “be the parent you mother/father wasn’t”?
- holiday become just another money grab.
- Easter Eggs, Bunny Rabbits and Easter Time Fun (roomtogrow.co.uk)
With Easter fast approaching your little ones will be getting excited about the eggs that the Easter Bunny will no doubt bring them. Easter is a fab festival with lots of craft and play activities that children enjoy. Here are some great Easter activities that you can enjoy with the kids as they wait for the arrival of the Easter Bunny.
- Bunny Snake Is Ready for Easter (neatorama.com)
DeviantART member NocturneJewel loves her pet snakes. She dresses them appropriately for different holidays, including Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, and East
- Avoiding the Empty Calories of Chocolate Easter Eggs (connectevolvethrive.com)
When I was a child, a neighbor who was a devout Christian came over to our house and sat distraught, talking to my mother. She had just returned from the grocery store and found it filled with chocolate bunnies and cream eggs for Easter. She said to my mother, “we, as Christians, have already lost Christmas to commercialism, if we lose Easter too, our religion is in serious trouble.”What my neighbor was decrying was the substitution of commercialism for content- of surface for substance. When advertisers come in to our lives and try and sell back to us our own experiences, they diminish them.
- All About Easter (cristina1395.wordpress.com)
The Easter Bunny is another story. He wasn’t always the pink or white bunny that hides chocolate eggs in your house. Long ago, he was called the Easter Hare. Some say he was a large, handsome bird who changed himself into a rabbit, which explains why the Easter Bunny now builds a nest and fills it with colored eggs.
- 10 Kids Completely Freaked Out By the Easter Bunny (k99.com)
Bunnies, in their normal form, are small, cute, bouncy and fluffy with cute little cotton ball tails. But, the Easter Bunny is no regular bunny. For children, the Easter Bunny is not only a source of chocolates and marshmallow Peeps, but also a source of terror. (Like you weren’t scared of a giant walking bunny dressed in human clothes when you were a wee one.) Here are 10 adorable videos featuring kids who are completely freaked out by the Easter Bunny.
- Would Jesus Like Easter Lilies? (thedivinenatureproject.com)
Would Jesus like Easter lilies? Maybe. Maybe not. I mean, think about it–Easter lilies—those showy, scented, “look-at-me-flowers” are everything Jesus was not:
According to legend, lilies sprouted in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s crucifixion—popping up from the sweat-soaked ground after his brutal bout of suffering.From this legend, the multi-million dollar Easter lily business is believed to have grown. And this week those stately flowers will adorn the altars of thousands of churches, representing hope and purity.
- Easter: An Awakening of Spirit (allthingsfulfilling.com)
Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.
- Easter for the Dead (timmybrister.com)
I’ve been thinking this week about the phenomena of Easter services as a cultural indicator or remnant of Christendom. Why do a rather large people attend an Easter service (and churches cater to these people) who otherwise have little to no interest in God? Certainly we want to seize the opportunity to preach the gospel to those in our communities who are open and accessible during this time (who otherwise would not have interest in God). But I can’t help but wonder if there is a serious disconnect or irony at play here.
Going back to the mass of people who will attend Easter services this Lord’s Day, are these realities motivating them to celebrate Easter? If so, then should not the good news mean more than a proverbial hat-tip to the greatest sacrifice by the greatest person who ever lived? Should not a true appraisal of Easter be that we find our death in His death, our live in His life, and our resurrection and in His resurrection? Certainly union with Christ and the presence of His indwelling Spirit would magnify the resurrection of Christ so that Easter is an every day reality, should it not?
- 5 Reasons you’ll want to be at BBC this Easter! (asocialshift.com)
All families are invited to join us for BBC’s 3rd annual Easter Eggstravaganza! This is a free gift to the community for all boys and girls from babies through 5th grade. Free egg hunts, bounce houses, face painting, snacks and fun Easter photos! We’ll also have a special egg hunt for our children with special needs!
- Are You Amazed By His Love? (beyondbeautyblog.wordpress.com)
Our Lord’s birth is the reason for the fun-filled, wildly decorative, frenzied gift exchange of Christmas.
But Easter…oh, Easter! It is the celebration of God’s greatest gift to us. By His death and resurrection, those who believe in Him will receive the gift of eternal life.
Easter[nb 1] (Old English Ēostre; Latin: Pascha; Greek Πάσχα Paskha, the latter two derived from Hebrew: פֶּסַח Pesaḥ) is aChristian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament. Easter is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter )
Now, I’m not of religious views, so when I was a child Easter was about a big rabbit who invaded your home and left candy everywhere. Then the family would gather around for large meals (usually brunch) or a fancy dinner and just enjoy what the Easter Bunny brought us. Talk, and have family time. But I’ve noticed something that disturbs me…
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