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This month over at the Tommy Nelson blog, I wrote about “Easter: the journey between the secular and the spiritual“:
For as long as I can remember, Easter has marked a trepidatious journey between the secular and the spiritual. From comedians to theologians, everyone has questioned the bridge going from Jesus dying on a cross to hiding candy-filled eggs in a basket.
As Christians and as parents, I feel like there’s a lot of pressure on us that comes from a variety of angles this time of year.
We’re expected to somehow teach our children the significance of this holiest of holidays while still dressing up in coordinating outfits for pictures and having a full-blown feast ready to eat right after Sunday church!
If we have trouble making sense of the day ourselves, how then are we supposed to embody the truth for the littlest of ones God has entrusted into our care?
Read the Full Article over at TommyNelson.com….
If you do have young children and want some great suggestions for resources that beautifully illustrate the Easter story, might I suggest a family favorite, The Story of Easter: Read & Share or another sweet story, The Parable of the Lily?
What are some of your family’s favorite Easter traditions and stories?