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Anna is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul. She's the Digital Content Manager at (in)courage, and lives in Minnesota with her husband and their little kids. She loves a good book, a great latte, and walking her dog (not all at once.)

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  1. Anna,
    I realized that the start of Lent is next Weds the 26th. I have made a conscientious effort to slow my heart with an Advent devotion each year, but like you, Easter just kind of sneaks up on me. I just ordered “The Journey to the Cross” so it will be here in time to begin on the 26th. This is a gift to myself and I’m going to make a promise to be still and lean into the Lord’s presence and embrace His sacrifice. Since I’ve said this, you can hold me accountable! Inviting others to join with me in this soul-care.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  2. Good morning Anna,
    I truly love what you said about Jesus “who didn’t want to be apart from us for more than three days. “ His love is massive for us. I, too, grew up and continue to follow Lent and the joys of Easter . Have a wonderful day in Jesus .
    Kamilah

  3. Easter and Christmas. Two important dates. Jesus God son. He choose for him to be born in no fancy place just a humble Manger. To show the Whole World he need no to be born with no airs or graces. NO BETTER CHRISTMAS PRESENT DID GOD GIVE US BY JESUS BEING BORN. But God then choose for his one and only son to then go on to go on Clavary Cross for me and you. Because God Loved us so much. God could have choose for his one and only son Jesua to be born some where fancy but no. It was just a HUMBLE MANGER. THEN GO ON AFTER TO THE CROSS OF CLAVARY. What a journey that was for the KING of the WORLD. On that Journey he taught us how to live for him. JESUS left us the comforter the Holy Spirit. To guide us who are saved. To know how to live right for him. Here him speak too us his followers. On that Cross Jesus shed his Blood for us so our SINS could be forgiven. No better love could be given. For God So Loved The World He Gave His One And Only Son. John 3 verse 16. Love Dawn Ferguson-Litte xxxxxx

  4. Yes I truly believe we all could prepare more for Easter. We all get so busy we forget to make time for the sacrifice Jesus paid for us all. Pray this Easter we will make the time as He so wants us in His tender care.
    Just a side note: As Christians we need to take the emphasis off the Easter Bunny. It’s not of God and non believers are watching us. It’s a mixed message. It’s all about Jesus.

  5. Anna,

    Easter seems so far away. My family never really celebrated Easter growing up. Although their first date was a Maundy Thursday service at mom’s church (she was church secretary). My hubby works weekends. I know I will be ready for the alleluias. Most of the time I sing loud & proud (off tune though). At my church we have a communion meditation & partake of communion each week. We don’t forget His sacrifice. Jesus did not have to leave the splendor of Heaven & come to Earth to save us. He chose to do so because His love is so immense. We have a wall hanging of bloody Jesus on the cross with crowns. I sit where I can see it each week. It pains me to know that He willingly did that for little me. Someone who doesn’t always give Him the time & love He deserves. I will prepare my heart for Easter by listening to Easter music, envisioning the stone rolled away & seeing the grave clothes neatly folded.

    This year our youth will be doing the early morning service at 7:30 AM. Can’t wait to see & experience what they have in store for us. Then we will all go share breakfast food we prepared. One thing I miss is Palm Sunday celebrations. Some churches have young people walk down the aisles with palm branches & the sermon is about that day & the coming week.

    Blessings 🙂