Friday, March 25, 2016

A Happy Easter, Weekly Wrap-up and FFF

via The Better Mom Easter Board

I so loved this graphic when I saw it on Pinterest. The Better Mom had it pinned to her Easter board. (You should totally visit her Pinterest boards - so much eye candy!)

Anyway, today is the saddest day ever when Christ sacrificed His life for ours. I never want to forget the tremendous cost. But, I look forward to Sunday, when we celebrate the next step of the greatest story ever told.

Easter is more than spring, pretty colors and new dresses. It's about celebrating the fact that our Redeemer rose from the dead, in a resurrected body, and now lives in Heaven where one day, believers will join Him in new resurrected bodies as well.

Amazing grace!

On Fridays, I join a great group of bloggers who take time out of their busy lives to stop and reflect on the highlights - I call them blessings - of their past week.

Here's mine:

1. Four day work week! We're off for Good Friday. As usual, I have a ton of things I want to do the next two days but I'm trying not to put pressure on myself. I even let myself stay in bed until 9:30 a.m. which is quite unusual for me.

2. Long story, but I got gifted a Fitbit this week. I may or may not be obsessed with it.

3. We had some beautiful spring days this week. (Of course, today, is not one of them.) Here is some beautiful scenery in my neck of the woods.

4. Have you ever had a hair-do that just falls into place perfectly and is so easy to style? Kudos to my stylist, Lisa, for she has accomplished just such a style this month. I'm loving it. I hope to get one of my girls to take a pic of it this week and I'll share next week.

5. Quote of the week:

On my worst days, I will look for the singers. And on my best days, I will help bring the song.
There really are so many beautiful reasons to be happy. I am committed to looking for them. ~ Jennifer Dukes Lee

Jennifer wrote an amazing post, So Many Beautiful Reasons to be Happy. You should read it - especially if you are going through a struggle.

Goals for the coming week:

  • I'm busily concocting blog posts for the A-Z Challenge which starts NEXT FRIDAY, April 1! As per usual, I'm living in the moment and writing them day by day. I'm intending on the posts being short. You will be able to find the links to my series here
  • I got some white drapes for my bedroom I will be putting up today. It's time for the burgundy ones to go. I'm craving LIGHT in my decor.
  • I've got a little idea for earring organization. I hope to get this done with this weekend with the help of my hubby. More about that later.
  • I'm still wanting to make a spring banner and print out some more pictures of our twinsies to change up my gallery wall. We'll see how it goes.
Enough about me and my Journey - how has your journey been? I'd love to know! Leave a comment and share, or link up your own post at Susanne's space, Living to Tell the Story. You'll meet some awesome bloggers there. You're welcome.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed that quote and the pinterest board, too.
A very Happy Easter to you and yours! He is Risen!!

Anonymous said...

Really lovely image and thought, Jerralea. I smiled at the combination of small and big faves this week. Just what we were made for. Happy Resurrection Day to you and yours.

betty said...

A/Z starts a week from today! You almost gave me a heart attack, LOL :) I look forward to your posts with it. I would have loved to be there when the disciples realized Jesus had been risen from the grave. If I ever time traveled that would be one event I would like to have seen.

Happy Easter!


Wendy said...

Really enjoyed reading your post. I too have a Fitbit. I find it has helped me to get more exercise but I try not to get too obsessed about other aspects of it. I'm so behind with prep for the A-Z challenge but I'm not panicking - yet! Happy Easter.

Willow said...

Ooooo! A Fitbit! I'm choosing not to be a wee bit envious :)
Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Deb said...

I don't have a fitbit, but I do have a Garmin Vivofit which is similar. Yes, I am obsessed with how many steps I take each day. Lots of fun and great encouragement for exercise. I hope you have a wonderful Easter. He is risen indeed! Have a good one!

Michele Morin said...

Always good to hear from you, Jerralea!

Ceil said...

Hi Jerralea! I love the quote from Jennifer Dukes. It's really important to remember to sing when things are going well!
I'd love to see your haircut. It's such a small thing, but it really does perk us up! My hair is getting a tad long...I should get a hair cut soon.
I hope you had a wonderful Easter, and productive time off!
Easter blessings,