Easter {2017}

I realize I’m a bit late posting this, but here is a photo from our Easter Sunday. I try to take one every year for a keepsake. I enjoy looking back and comparing them over the years. Kids sure do grow up quickly!

We smile because He lives!

The trends of the world have turned Easter into a big show at most churches. I pray the Lord will help me to remember it’s about Him. It’s not about crowds, clothes, candy, or cantatas, but Christ alone.

Thanks for reading,

Resurrection Day {2016}

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday! We certainly did. But of course, any Sunday that I get to hear my favorite preacher (my fabulous husband, in case you’re new here), is a great Sunday. I thought I would drop in and share a few Easter photos for our close friends and family. My only sorrow about living in Oklahoma is that so far, none of our family members have seen the tremendous benefit to life in the Sooner state. They want to live in places like Illinois, Ohio, Arkansas, Texas, and North Carolina. I am hoping and praying that they soon come to their senses. πŸ˜‰ In the meantime, I’m so thankful for technology that enables us to share photos instantly.

It was a cold and blustery start to the day here, so we took our photos inside.





What a blessing to get to worship the Lord in freedom today. The greatest freedom is found in the redeeming work of Christ, which He completed when He rose from the dead on the third day, Resurrection Day. I pray that you, too, have experienced this great freedom. If not, I encourage you to visit this page for more information.

Thank you so much for visiting me here at my online home. I hope you have a wonderful week!

With love,


Easter Photos {For My Mom}

These photos are for my mom…and any other friends and family who would like to see them! πŸ˜€ My mom had specifically asked if I would show her the kids’ Easter outfits, so here they are!




I also took a few closeups. I’d prefer to take photos outdoors in natural light, but due to the inclement weather, we kept it indoors.





Laci Matt

To my family: I hope you enjoyed the photos!

To my friends: Thanks for indulging me! πŸ™‚


Some Easter Fun

I’m always looking for ways to make memories with my children. While we do not host elaborate Easter egg or candy hunts to attract crowds to our church (because, isn’t the Gospel of Christ enough?), we do enjoy spending time as a family. I try to use the Resurrection Eggs with my kids each year, and we’ve made empty tomb cookies, too. Here are some photos of our first Easter memory in Oklahoma.



This activity was for my two little girls. The older two were not interested in dying eggs. Matthew wasn’t either, but they were all invited. πŸ™‚


The girls were good little dippers.



I just love the bright colors!


Terry and I hid the eggs in our back yard. This is the time of year when a “shaggy” yard is a good thing…easier to hide the eggs!


Laci really got into it!


Oh, why look! Even Mitch wanted to hunt eggs!

so close

Terry hid one on the lowest branch on this tree. Can you see it?


See it yet? Laci doesn’t either! It’s right under her nose, in this picture, anyway.


Lauren found it!


Yep.Β Lauren wanted in on the fun, too.

Matthew didn’t feel like hunting eggs, even though we tried to show him how fun it was. He didn’t understand this year. Maybe next year.


Everyone had a good time, and we didn’t even have any prizes! πŸ˜‰

Rejoicing that HE lives!