We had a great weekend. Spent it with family, which is why we moved back to NorCal last year.
Started our day at BOSS Church with a great message by Efrem Smith. As I wrote on Good Friday, I’ve been wanting to reconnect and this was the right message for me.
After church we visited my mother-in-law and nieces, then headed to the park. I made Easter egg nests – both sugar cookie and cheesecake because I love baking. I don’t know if it was because I’ve been on a diet but man they were good! haha
I made my nephew, Matix, a Disney themed basket again this year. This was actually his second Easter. Last year, despite him not even being awake for most of Easter I couldn’t go without making my only nephew and Easter basket so I made him a Disney themed basket with Tsum Tsums.
This year I was able to Easter egg hunting at Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure. So I got Matix a Mickey, Minnie, Woody and Jessie Easter eggs.
I made Siah a little basket for his first Easter and for fun I bought the boys bunny ears because they are too cute.
It was a great day but most of all I can’t forget the reason for Easter. “He is risen.”
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” -Matthew 28:6
This Lenten Season I felt really disengaged. Although I’m not Catholic I often participate in Lent to refocus and reconnect with my faith. Last year I attended an Ash Wednesday service at the church near my previous place and I gave up Starbucks which was much easier than I’d imagined but this year I did not participate.
I know it’s all about me and my faith, but it’s also been a struggle for me to find a home church in the Bay Area. I’ve visited two churches near me but although I liked one more than the other, I wasn’t connected like I was when I went to the Rock Church in San Diego or to Oasis Church in Los Angeles. I even had a chance to visit Hillsong (which I’m a fan of with their overall messages and songs) when they first started the LA church.
There is really no excuse for my lack of connection but on Easter weekend I feel like I can’t go without recognizing my love for him. With technology I feel like right now, I just need to watch the services from the churches that I felt the most connected to from now on until I find one I can attend.
Thanks to Hillsong for making their Good Friday service available for viewing and this great website for ✞=♡ message. In the last year I’ve been really wanting to reconnect and I think this is the perfect time to do so. On this Good Friday I believe that God will reveal himself to me in a fresh way as we lead into Easter and he would allow me moments with others that would be like a spark that begins a fire of Salvation. #crossequalslove
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ dies for us.”
– Roman 5:8 NIV