Today I would like to spotlight my longtime family friend Sandra Maddox. She is an interior designer, and is so passionate about creating a wonderful sanctuary within the home. Her website www.theartofdomesticity.com is a great place to gather ideas for parties, decorating ideas, as well as showcasing what makes Sandra's style so unique and special.
Her latest blog post titled "Egging" with Guest Blogger Jeanna Young is a special way to celebrate Easter and Christ who died for our sins.
This morning while the grass was still wet and the drops still hung on the roses from the California spring rain, my daughter and I set off to EGG her best friends house.
When I was in high school, EGGING was a popular tradition, not one I remember enjoying. Egg guts can take off the paint on any new car.
No, this was a different sort of EGGING, in the spirit of Easter and Christ, who died for our sins.
“Mom, how many eggs should I fill with candy?”
“Can we put in a dollar for each of them for fun?”
“They are going to be so surprised!!”
Being a mom means we find fun traditions to tie the heartstrings of our kids to us and ultimately to Jesus. Creating a life-giving home often times means engaging my family in the world and the neighborhood we live in. Teaching our children to serve others and share the gospel begins in small ways. This Easter we are starting a new tradition – “egging” our neighbors and friends.
We filled 12 colorful plastic eggs and copied off the sign for their door. We headed off to their house without them knowing. We filled some eggs with candy because God is “sweet” on them. He just loves them so much. We put a dollar in a couple because it cost Jesus everything to die for us. And we left one empty because HE HAS RISEN! While everyone was inside, we taped the EGGED sign to the door and quickly hid the eggs around their yard. When we were finished, we knocked on the door for them to come out. The kids had so much fun finding the hidden Easter eggs.
Sharing Christ’s love this Easter can be as easy as EGGING a neighbor’s house. You can share them with friends by secretly doing it and leaving or sticking around to say ‘hi’. Either way, the blessing is just sharing this Easter tradition and sharing Christ’s love for others.
Photos Courtesy of CYD Weeks Photography
About the Guest Blogger:
After 20 years as a corporate event planner, Jeanna Young was called by God to develop the Princess Parable series. With two princesses of her own, God showed her the need for princess role models with character and depth. In the Princess Parable Series, thirteen books have been released along with dolls, coloring books and more. This year we are excited to share our new books for Easter and this fall for Christmas. Jeanna is a two time cancer survivor. She is a nation wide speaker and blogger at theprincessparables.com. With her husband, Bruce, they are proud to be raising four Godly heirs to His kingdom.Jeanna has a fun giveaway for a custom princess parables dress! Head on over to the Princess Parables FB page to find out the details!