So what does it mean when we say, “Jesus is our Messiah?” This video does a great job explaining why Jesus had to come into the world to reconcile us to God.   

“The full force of the storm of God’s fierce anger at sin was coming down.  On his own son. Instead of his people. It was the only way God could destroy sin, and not destroy his children whose hearts were full of sin.” —The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones   On Good Friday, we observe the day that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Let me be a little more specific. For my sins. For your sins. If… Read more »

Around this time of year, coconut seems to move to the front of my baking supplies. Well, these coconut-almond macaroons are another perfect Easter recipe. They are great for Passover, too. I especially love making these for my friends who eat gluten-free. The recipe is simple. I’ve decided and that egg whites and sugar when correctly combined are magical!

My childhood is full of holiday memories that include my Grandma Doerman’s custard lime Easter jello recipe. But, I remember it especially on Easter with ham and homemade rolls. I’ve carried on the tradition, serving it on Easter at our house each year. But, really, it’s fabulous anytime. Even for breakfast. The morning after.  Check me out rocking that awesome denim jumper next to Grandma D. This was on the Sunday I was baptised. Grandma Doerman’s Custard Lime Jello 1… Read more »

Do you know the legend of the robin’s red breast? It has to do with Easter. Get your hands on this wonderful book. We read it around Easter time when we make our chocolate nests–a fun craft and recipe. The book tells the legend of why the robin’s breast is red… I love this part… “I know this man, thought the robin. All earth’s creatures, except humans, recognized Jesus–the Creator-God come to earth.” “The thorn gave way. And as it came out… Read more »

Most people have some scrapbook paper in their crafting stash…Use some of it to make this darling Easter decoration for your room. You can even make some for gifts.  MATERIALS: a wooden cross piece of scrapbook paper Mod Podge or plain white glue sandpaper or nail file hot glue gun misc. ribbons and trip (optional) nail (optional) letter stamps (optional) ——————————– 1. Trace the shape of the cross using a pencil. 2. Cut around the lines you have just drawn…. Read more »

These are my very favorite sugar cookies. The almond extract makes them extra delicious. You can roll them out on a cookie sheet to make cookie bars, or you can use cookie cutters to make festive shapes.  We like them with colored sugar sprinkled on top or with frosting. Either way, they are going to fly off the plate. Go here to find out how to make your own colored sugar (much cheaper than buying it at the store.)  … Read more »

Why is Easter such a big deal? Here’s why: For many–and likely most of us–Easter involves one day, perhaps one weekend if you are traveling and dying eggs on Saturday night. Yet, Easter is the foundation of our Christian faith. Consider: We take a whole month to celebrate Christmas. Advent calendar, anyone?  It involves gifts, decorations, books, movies, songs, activities, parties. You name it, and at Christmas time, we do it. What about Easter? We get the Easter bunny, egg hunts, chocolate (a very… Read more »

My kids love making these HE HAS RISEN! Easter rolls each year. They not only teach about Jesus’ resurrection, but they actually taste good. A perfect breakfast activity to do the morning of Easter. Ingredients: 1/2 stick of butter (melted) 1 can of large refrigerated rolls (I prefer Pillsbury Grands) Large marshmallows (8 of them, do NOT use stale marshmallows) A bowl of cinnamon and sugar mix Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Step 1: Take the white marshmallow. Jesus was pure and sinless like… Read more »