Day One

Its Palm Sunday today.  In an effort to teach our kids that Easter is a BIG deal, we began our week leading up to Easter like this:

Before church we made play dough and formed it into Golgotha, poked some holes into it for the cross, found sticks outside to make a cross, and baked the play dough in order to harden it while we were at service.

Spent some time after church coloring our mountain and talking about Easter

Tonight family worship was spent discussing and acting out the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.

We blew out one of the six candles we have lit to symbolize that the time for Jesus to die was approaching.  (By Saturday night, we’ll be sitting in the dark to represent that Jesus is dead)

Our oldest is quickly approaching the age where both Brent and I accepted Christ.  Our hope and prayer this Easter is that she begins the process of thinking about Christ and his sacrifice for her.  She has yet to truly understand she has a sin nature and needs a Savior.  Although she wholeheartedly loves Jesus, we pray this Easter she begins to see the reality of the cross and the destruction that sin causes.

(sidenote: I completely stole this idea from Noel Piper’s book Treasuring God in our Traditions. )

3 Responses to “Day One”

  1. Sherry Minter March 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    Wow. I am tearing up looking at these pictures of your children learning the beautiful story of our King from their Father and Mother. Your children are blessed indeed to be shown such love and devotion. God bless you in every way!

  2. DeNaya Rogers March 29, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    I would love to be a fly on the wall to hear how you tell the story to your children. I think it is an awesome and beautiful thing!! I strive to be a good christian leader for my children. Thank you for your blog it encorages me to be a better parent and child of God! Thank you!!

  3. Christin Jones March 29, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    I have that book!!!! I might need to get it out and look for some ideas…

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