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Church Chat: Easter At Our House

April 12, 2009

As a Kid…

  • I didn’t know there was such a thing as Palm Thursday.
  • I was a teenager before I saw someone with ash on their forehead.
  • I had heard of lent but had no idea what it meant?
  • I did know what Good Friday was all about
    but we didn’t make a very big deal of it.

Was I totally sheltered? Maybe, but believe me we celebrated Easter!
Eggs, eggs and more eggs…for sure.

Easter Sunday was where it was at in my home growing up and in my religion.

We tend to focus on the Resurrection part of the whole Easter Celebration and not so much all the death and crucifixion. Don’t get me wrong, we totally understand the atonement and what Christ’s sacrifice means to our salvation.

Christus, by Bertel Thorvaldsen

(Photo of Christus Statue in SLC Temple visitors center by SteveCottrell.)

We simply choose to be really grateful for His resurrection and the fact that we can live again after death as well. But quite honestly the ‘big’ holidays for Mormons aren’t all that much bigger than regular Sunday worship. That may seem like a problem. But it’s not. I’m just saying we celebrate Christ’s resurrection and are in awe of His atoning sacrifice every Sunday. And while yes we acknowledge that Easter is a great time to ponder the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, you don’t usually see a lot of ‘extra’ folks showing up only on Christmas and Easter.

There was a full page ad in my local paper on Friday, inviting ‘all types’ to attend that church’s Easter Service. And nothing against that, it’s just that we try really hard to invite people to our congregation and to attend services ALL the time, you know??

In Fact. Wanna come to church this week with me? That would be awesome!

I hope this is coming across the way I mean it? And if 2x a year is the only churching a person is going to get, then by all means that’s great, right!? I just hope everyone tries to have more spirituality in their lives than only on Christmas and Easter.

Happy Easter to everyone.

I believe that crazy story about a man who died on a cross
2,000 years ago and 3 days later rose from the dead.
And… after our death, even crazier?
We can live again too
.

Now for some Easter Pictures at our house.
Yes. The Easter Bunny knows how to find Mormons…!

Easter EggsEaster Eggs 1Easter Eggs 2

As promised… Easter Sunday New Outfits…

{yes I made the dresses.. no I did not make TK’s!}

Easter Sunday New OutfitsMy New Easter Dress!

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