Sunday, April 15, 2012

Easter

Oh, hello.  It's been awhile.  I've got a lot to say, but today I think we will start with Easter. This will be a churchy post.  I'm just warning you.

I'm Mormon.  And for those of you who didn't know, Mormons are in fact Christian.  As Christian as you can get. And as much as I love Christmas, it really can be more of a secular holiday.  (You know His real birthday is in the spring, right?)  But Easter, Easter is the celebration of the Atonement and the Resurrection.  To me, Easter is the most religious holiday.

We celebrate our Savior's sacrifice and triumph over death with Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets.  (Please tell me you got the sarcasm there.)  I actually don't have any issues with egg hunts - they are fun and you get chocolate!  And the heathen Easter baskets don't bother me either.  Again, chocolate. 



Our Easter bunny often leaves bags, not baskets.  For no reason other than they are cheaper and easier than baskets, I think.  I've never really asked him.  He also likes to leave tons of candy.  Most of which is not chocolate, but I guess it's 'for the kids' so I can't really complain.


We decorate for Easter.







We go to church.  (We go to church every Sunday, but still, we are extra happy to attend on Easter.)  For you interested in fashion, my oldest's dress is from Urban Outfitters.  It's super cute.  


I was asked to speak at church.  I know, speaking on Easter.  Yikes, no pressure.  I based most of my talk on this devotional given at BYU.  The best talk on Grace I've ever heard (Brother Wilcox's talk, not mine.)

For FHE we watched this amazing video about the Savior, you should watch it too:




3 comments:

The Williams Family said...

S & I spoke in church on Easter Sunday as well. Pressure for sure. I spoke on "The Atonement and the Value of One" by Elder Ballard.

HJolley said...

I read that talk by Brother Wilcox in BYU mag, and I agree, it was the best talk ever on grace. Makes so much more sense to me now.

Thanks for the great post.

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