UPDATED: Congratulations to the following 50 winners who were randomly chosen to win a copy of Putting God Back in the Holidays: Celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Birthdays, and 12 Other Special Occasions with Purpose.
All winners will be receiving an email with further instructions. Congratulations!
The winners are:
9) VickyS, 15) Heather, 34) Carrie Wimbish, 40) Leigh F., 50) Jennifer, 69) Kris, 72) Jamie P., 87) Morgan, 96) Charisa, 105) BethA, 119) Jo at the Creative Collage, 122) courtney, 128) Juanita, 139) Jules, 154) Sheila, 166) Amanda, 172) Julie, 188) Georgiana, 206) Susan, 210) Maria, 212) Ashley, 234) Kayla, 239) Mary Lynn, 243) Leah Schroeder, 249) Jen, 257) Emily, 266) laura, 270) SoCalLynn, 282) Bobbi lynn Miller, 284) Jennifer, 290) Marlene, 301) Angela Harris, 307) Heidi, 317) Paula, 319) Rachel, 327) Catherine, 334) Lynn, 341) Krista C., 354) Malory H, 359) Christin, 363) Lisa K, 370) Darcy, 378) Sara @ Happy Brown House, 387) Annie, 398) Carol Swan, 415) Robin in New Jersey, 419) Suanna, 423) Joni, 445) knmkendall, 455) Tasha
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against chocolate.
If you follow me on twitter you know this to be true. Candy coated analogies make me smile and I never think it’s too early in the day to be making brownies. But come a day like Easter and suddenly
I feel lost between the peeps and the chocolate bunnies when it comes to translating what all this is really about for my kids.
They’re still young. But I still want them to grow up each year into a more mature understanding of why Easter morning is so exciting – an excitement that transcends their football-shaped Easter egg baskets.
I want their eyes to grow wide with the wonder of the Good News and not just their candy stash.
I want their hearts to be as full as their tummies.
I want Jesus and not the inevitable sugar high of year’s past to define the day.
But the thing is, I am not good at dreaming up meaningful crafts. I am not the mom who will beautifully dye and decorate eggs or create an Easter tree. I admire Spring wreaths from afar and instead let my boys wallow in the Spring mud up close.
So, it was with a sense of relief that I discovered Putting God Back in the Holidays: Celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Birthdays, and 12 Other Special Occasions with Purpose. Because Bill and Penny Thrasher had already done the hard work of putting together a list of meaningful ways for families to celebrate Good Friday and Easter.
From baking Resurrection Buns, making lego tombs, memorizing Scripture, unpacking the meaning behind the events, or doing historical research on how the date for Easter is determined – the book is a family-friendly approach to making this day (and many others that are just as meaningful) relevant and accessible to all ages.
And we are so excited to have FIFTY copies from Moody Publishers to pass on to you and your families in time for this most special of holidays!
Yup, you heard me right! One copy for every 10 comments – up to 500 comments and 50 books.
It’s easy to enter: Just leave a comment sharing one of your family’s favorite ways of celebrating Easter.
We’ll leave the contest open until we hit 500 comments and all 50 books have found good homes.
And as you look for meaningful ways to celebrate the season, you might also want to check our online store for great Easter cards and commemorative gifts.
Blessings from our home to yours in this beautiful season.
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