From Good Friday to a Great Easter

What do you recall about Good Friday from your childhood? I have so many memories of Good Friday growing up. Mostly I seem to remember gloomy, bad weather. Sometimes I remember attending a solemn service at the church on the corner in my neighborhood. Then, as an adult and parent, my mind thinks back to watching Campus Crusade’s Jesus film with our young children at noon and then trying to remain still by laying in their beds with them until 3:00 p.m., which is the length of time that Jesus was on the cross. We are always looking for ways to drive home the true meaning of holidays and holy days with our brood.

This year to make an Easter weekend memory with your kids, why not do a fun activity that will drive home the lesson, but also make a tasty treat? I wrote an article for the Proverbs 31 site that does just that by teaching children the lesson of Easter by involving them in making Resurrection Cookies. You can read it here!

As for this year, well I am readying myself for the Patterson side of the family annual Easter egg hunt and feast today at my home at 3:00 p.m. Then Todd’s side rolls in at 6:00 p.m. for the rest of the weekend; his sister from Holland (no, silly, not Holland, Holland, I mean Holland, Michigan) and his brother and his wife from Georgia. Lots of cleaning to do. And sheet changing, and shopping and cooking. And I’m still unpacking from last weekend, filling book orders and entering credit card info in by hand on the touch tone phone. Yes, I’m just a tad bit stressed this morning, but I just had a thought…is it written anywhere that you can’t order pizza for Easter?

Enjoy the celebration and the Savior of the season!

Chocolate Bunny Blessings,



  1. Stephanie-
    I’m not sure exactly how many they make, but I think the key is to use heaping teaspoons, not tablespoons. If they are too large, they won’t get done. I think we had the same trouble one year.

  2. Karen,

    I tried the resurrection cookies, and they weren’t fully cooked in the morning. My husband and I decided that we wanted to make that a yearly tradition, and I’d like the cookies fully done, and I’m afraid to play with the recipe too much, since I’ll probably only make them once/year. How many cookies were those supposed to make?



  3. I’m reading this after Easter, so I’m hoping all went well Sunday! My husband is a minister and he preached three times yesterday, while I helped coordinate a special Easter fellowship for after each service. So, yesterday after it was all over, we got to stay home and relax! We don’t live near any family, so we spent the time together at home with our son. Our daughter is away at Bible college, and could not be home with us.
    As a child my Easter memories are filled with fun times with family at my Italian grandma’s…eating homemade raviolis, baked ham, and all of her delicious holiday goodies. I miss those days…and her cooking!

  4. Hi Karen,
    I’m will be praying for you as you get ready for company. I know the stress that can involve. My prayer for you is that in the midst of potential stress, that you will feel God’s peace in a supernatural way. I pray this Easter will be especially meaningful to you and your family.

    Sweet Blessings,

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