Today's Friday Favorites begins with a humble apology and includes information about an Easter Project to do with your family (that keeps Jesus the center of the holiday) and an exciting announcement!
If you have something fun you'd like me to share on Friday Favorites just drop me an email and let me know!
A Humble Apology
You may have received two or three (!) emails of the same blog post on Tuesday and Thursday. I am so sorry about that and I hope you will forgive me for cluttering up your inbox.
I have been trying to learn more about how Mailchimp (the service that I use to send you updates to the blog) works and I inadvertently changed a few settings that caused the newsletter to (embarrassingly) be mailed out several times.
If I could, I would take you out for pink, sprinkle-y donuts and coffee to make up for it. ♥♥♥ (I am so not above bribing you.)
Let's Put the Easter Bunny Out of Work
Ok, not really (and you can certainly feed him-poor bunny).
What I mean is, how about demoting him from star of the show to supporting player?
Of course the real star is Jesus, Who loved us so much He gave up everything to give us life and in the process conquered death!
And while I don't have a problem including bunnies and chicks and eggs and such into our celebration (because, for me, they all represent new life in Christ) I really want the Star to be the Star for my little boy.
There are lots of ideas for doing this online and I'll link you up to some next week, but today I wanted to tell you about my favorite one.
It's an ebook from my friend Amanda White called, The Sense of the Resurrection. It has 12 fun & easy projects (which we start 12 days before Good Friday, March 23rd, this year) that help you teach your children what the real meaning of Easter is.
I think it's such a valuable tool, because unlike Christmas where you're explaining a birthday party, the death and resurrection of Jesus can be very difficult to describe to children. How much do you tell them? How do you put it into words without giving them more than they can handle?
Amanda really does a masterful job at giving you the answers to these questions by giving you scriptures and even exact phrases to say to your kids along with the fun crafts and printables included in the book.
So if you're looking for a way to make Jesus the Star of Easter again, I highly recommend A Sense of the Resurrection.
An Exciting Announcement!
If you weren't able to grab yourself a copy of the Ultimate DIY Bundle when it was available a couple of months ago I have great news!
The organizers have decided to have a flash sale for 48 hours to offer the bundle again for those who missed out! yay!
It's going to be at the end of the month and will include most of the same great items and bonuses.
I have to tell you I'm not even half way through all the classes and downloads and goodies yet and I'm thrilled with everything I received.
If you'd like me to let you know when it's time for the sale just put your email down below and I will drop you a note to remind you.
This is for Ultimate Bundle sales only, if you want to receive blog updates, be sure to sign up in the sidebar
Also, don't forget you can still sign up for the free mini-course on creativity until March 27th if you're interested.
Those are my Friday Favorites!
I'll have some fun Easter printables and links for you soon (and I promise to only mail them once! Ha!)
Grace & Peace,
"But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them?" -Romans 10:17