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April 3, 2014

11 Facts About Easter

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11 FACTS ABOUT EASTER

Easter is a Christian celebration the resurrection of Jesus. As I watch the trees bud, the lilies and daffodil leaves rise up from the ground, the dandelion-yellow of the cold’s feet, I am reminded that Easter celebrates new life and rebirth.
Below is a quiz on Easter. Enjoy.

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Read about the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

QUESTIONS

  1. What do virtually all languages refer to Easter as?
  2. What tradition did displays of green, yellow, and white flowers replace?
  3. What was the first symbol of Easter?
  4. What is nature’s most perfect container?
  5. What is the origin of the word Easter?
  6. How did ham come to be a traditional favorite for Easter dinner?
  7. What is Pysanka?
  8. What is the origin of the Easter bunny?
  9. Who brought the tradition of the Easter bunny to colonial America?
  10. Who brought the Easter Tradition of sunrise religious services to America?

BONUS QUESTION

Among ancient Egyptians, the original (or “world”) egg is the joint production of the god ___________, whose body is the earth, and the goddess ________  , the sky. From this first egg was born the _____________—the bird of Phoenix, the sun symbol.**

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March 2, 2014

11 Facts About Lent

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11 FACTS ABOUT LENT

Lent is a period of time before Easter, a time to delve into God’s word. CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS posted three different studies you can follow during Lent:

Post List for the Lenten Study: The Seven Deadly Sins
Post List for A Daily Online Lenten Study

and/or one 27-day study:

26 Devotions Based on the Alphabet: Introduction

LENT QUIZ

The Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai, Lithuania

The Hill of Crosses in Šiauliai, Lithuania

  1.  What is the origin of the word Lent?
  2. Lent begins Ash Wednesday and spans how many days?
  3. The object of Lenten fasting is self-discipline. In ancient times what else was a person supposed to do?
  4. In 2011 the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) launched a website offering what?
  5. What is the color that symbolizes Lent?
  6. When did it become legal for Christians to celebrate Lent?
  7. In 2010 what did Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz say Catholics should abstain from during lent, as a form of sacrifice?
  8. What differentiates Lent between Western Christianity and Eastern Christianity?
  9. What exceptions does the church make in their Lenten fasting standards?
  10. In some cultures the day before the start of Lent is called Mardi Gras (Carnival). It is one last time to do things not permitted during the fast. This day is also known as Shrove Tuesday. Why?

BONUS QUESTION

Lent lasts 40 days because 40 is a significant number in Jewish-Christian Scripture. What four events lasted 40 days?

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March 24, 2013

Easter—Children’s Stories & Poems

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EASTER:
CHILDREN’S STORIES & POEMS

Also read 11 Facts About Easter

For children (of all ages) I surfed the Internet and found the following sites with stories, poems, and finger plays that provide Easter entertainment.

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FNF_Easter-Coloring-PG16JOKES

Q. Why shouldn’t you tell an Easter egg a good joke?
A. It might crack up!
Q. What did one colored egg say to the other?
A. Heard any good yolks lately?
Q. What kind of beans never grow in a garden?
A. Jelly beans!
Q. How did the soggy Easter Bunny dry himself?
A. With a hare dryer!
Q. How does the Easter bunny stay in shape?
A. Lots of eggs-ercise!
Q. What do you call a dumb bunny?
A. A hare brain.
More  http://www.kidactivities.net/post/Easter-Jokes-for-Kids.aspx

Q. Why can’t a rabbit’s nose be twelve inches long?
A. Because then it would be a foot.

Q. How can you tell which rabbits are the oldest in a group?
A. Just look for the gray hares.

Q. What do you call a line of rabbits walking backwards?
A. A receding hare line.

Q. How do you know carrots are good for your eyes?
A. Have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses?

Q. What do you call a rabbit who tells jokes?
A. A funny bunny.

Q. What do you call a rabbit with fleas?
A. A Bugs Bunny.

More   http://childstoryhour.com/jokeseaster.htm

214TONGUE TWISTERS

Can you say these ten times fast??!
1. Busy bunnies bring blue baskets. (more…)

February 5, 2013

Three Lent Studies…Begin Ash Wednesday 2/13/2013

EASTER is early in 2013. I invite you to read SHALOM! MY LORD AND MY GOD! The Easter Story as told by Mary .

LENT is upon us.

Lent is a time to delve into God’s word. CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS offers tw0 Lent Studies…

Post List for the Lenten Study: The Seven Deadly Sins
Post List for A Daily Online Lenten Study

and/or one 27-day study:

26 Devotions Based on the Alphabet: Introduction

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April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

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HAPPY EASTER!

 

SHALOM! MY LORD AND MY GOD! The Easter Story as told by Mary

11 Facts About Easter

Easter—Children’s Stories & Poems

 

READINGS TO BE ENJOYED FOLLOWING THE FESTIVITIES:

DEVOTIONS:

God’s form of communication? Lent Devotion #20

Feasting At a Welcome-All Table

ARE YOU LIVING IMPAIRED?

Feasting At a Welcome-All Table

BUSY—I’M SO BUSY!!! Lent Devotion #28

Who will take our church from us? Lent Devotion #30

Ashes to Ashes: A Devotion for Ash Wednesday

The Red Tuque

And who will reach the downtrodden? Lent Devotion #18

Belonging to Jesus: Lent Devotion #7

OTHER BIBLICAL WRITINGS:

God’s Message to the World

Jesus

Easter Surprise

A PASTOR’S ROLE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Part 2

Basic Biblical Teachings for the Godly and Moral Life: 1

Basic Biblical Teachings for the Godly and Moral Life: 2

CHILD ABUSE AND SCRIPTURE

ABRAHAM, SARAH, HAGAR and sons ISHMAEL and ISAAC

WHAT? MARRY A PROSTITUTE, HOSEA ASKED GOD

DRESSING FOR BLESSING: GOD AND FASHION Part 1

FAITH THROWN OVERBOARD

I BELIEVE GOD INVENTED DANCING

Everyday angels

It’s spring---and the bears and birds are returning---

CANDIED VIOLETS: Remembering My Mother on Her Birthday

Battling squirrels at bird feeders I: to fight or join them

Battling squirrels at bird feeders II: to fight or join them

Battling Squirrels at Bird Feeders III: Types of bird feeders

BEAR CONFRONTATIONS: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

BEAR STORIES ACROSS THE NATION

BEAR CARNIVAL IN CONNELLSVILLE, PA.

OF FIREFLIES AND LIGHTNING BUGS

BLACK FLIES AND OTHER INSECTS: Then and Now

THE AMAZING BEAVER

A DOVE STORY RETOLD: JASMINE AND JEWEL

SITE LINKS:

www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com/

www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com

www.barbarapurbaugh.com

www.pennwriters.com

ellenspain.com

http://ligonierliving.blogspot.com/

http://www.methodists-care.org/

March 22, 2008

SHALOM! MY LORD AND MY GOD! The Easter Story as told by Mary

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SHALOM! MY LORD AND MY GOD!

The Easter Story as told by Mary

COME, GATHER ‘ROUND ME, YOUNG AND OLD:
THE EASTER STORY WILL BE TOLD!

     In long, long ago times, a special baby was born.
I’d love to share that birth story with you—the miracle of birth itself, the struggles, hopes and dreams of and for this special baby—but that is the Christmas story.
We are here today to hear the Easter story.
Not the story about

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