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Our Easter Sunday & A Powerful Video

I didn’t know what to expect this Easter, as I have not been feeling well and our usual family extended family plans didn’t happen this year.  I did have a sense of relief that I could rest if I needed to, but I wanted the day to feel important…because it is.

Easter egg baskets

The Easter bunny usually is on top of things at our house and has the baskets ready and waiting when our girls wake up.  This year I woke up in a panic, realizing I had completely forgotten to get their baskets ready.  I made an announcement that they would receive their baskets after they got ready for church to buy myself some time!

Our baskets contained jelly beans, some chocolate, & a golden egg with a few bucks in it.  Our girls are getting older and prefer cash instead of junk food or gifts, so that makes things easy.

Church this morning was amazing.  Our 2 older girls sat in with us this week.  I loved having them next to me.  We also got there early enough (miracle) to say hello to my in-laws.  I love them so much and it was good to see them on such a special day. The service was beautiful & a highlight for me was a video that they showed, which I will share below.

Violin for Easter Sunday

Another highlight for me was listening to my sister-in-law play the violin.  She played through the whole service, but her part in the song “In Christ Alone” was my favorite.  It gave me chills.

I felt a bit lightheaded during the service and had to hold on to my Todd or sit down for a few of the songs.  I didn’t like that and hoped that food would help.

Easter brunch father daughter

We went to the early service, so we were out of church by 10:30.  We planned to go out for brunch.  My goal is to only cook hard boiled eggs for coloring later this afternoon, so going out to eat was perfect.

Fun easter brunch

I enjoyed my veggie omelet.  My little one loved her silly face pancake.  I definitely felt better after eating and continue to feel better this afternoon than I have in days.  Maybe eating all this high-potassium food is working?!


Amy Bowman and daughter


Amy bowman and daughter

 My middle girl was not too into having her picture taken, so I had to be sneaky.  Isn’t she cute?

Coloring easter eggs

We got home and it has been a beautiful, super chill afternoon.  We have the windows open and everyone is just hanging out.  I put some eggs on to boil and my girls are dipping them as I type. I plan on using the extra eggs to make egg salad sandwiches for tonight’s dinner, which we plan on eating while watching recorded episodes of The Bible. Seems appropriate for the day, don’t you think?

Easter sunday self shot

I’m sitting by an open window and I hear my Todd busy outside. One of my girls just told me he is getting our bikes all pumped up and ready to ride.  This makes me very happy and eager to get my energy back up!! girl drama at the Easter egg table so I need to sign off.  It is a good reminder of how broken we all are, especially me, as my blood pressure starts to go up at the first sign of bickering.

I’m also reminded of this beautiful video that was shown this morning at our church service.  It shows how broken is made whole in such a beautiful way.  I’d love if you took the time to watch it.


I would love to know what you think of the video.

I’d also love to know what you are up to this Easter day!


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  • Carla
    April 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    That is a very powerful video! I love the simplicity & the striking imagery!

    I spent Easter loving on the new babies that were born that day! I’m so blessed by my job!

  • Heidi
    April 1, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    That was beautiful. Thank you for sharing. And, thank you for sharing the links you did on Maundy Thursday regarding Holy Week and not feeling it. I found that to be particularly helpful as I have been struggling this year and did not know why. Still don’t, but those messages and amazingly, our pastor’s sermon on Maundy Thursday tied in directly. God is so good and powerful and loving. Blessings to you this day.

  • Lori Alexander
    April 1, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I have been thinking about you a lot the past few days, Amy. My children are all raised now but I was sick almost all of their growing up years…the past 30 years. I had a parasites for many years, then a brain tumor, then had to have my neck fused. However, I was able to raise 4 children through all of this through Christ who gives me strength. He has always provided for me. My children all walk with Jesus which I am so thankful for. God has brought much good from all my suffering and I am sure He will for you also since He promises us that all things work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purposes. The hardest part for me is the mental battle. Continue to renew your mind with God’s Truth and His promises. This is what has helped carry me through. May God bless you and I pray all of your tests are clear tomorrow.

  • upnorth
    March 31, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Amy, that is a very powerful video! Glad you shared it with your readers!!! Blessings this Resurrection day!! Continue to rest and wait on HIm! Earlene

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