He is Risen Indeed!


Easter Sunday has arrived! And once again it is the time when many families and relatives get together and join in the fun of Easter egg hunts, egg dying, Easter baskets, candy, getting your picture with the Easter bunny and don't forget the BIG Easter dinner! My heart becomes saddened when I see all of the ads in the paper and in magazines. They promote the artificial alluring items and events that take everyone's attention away from the true meaning of Easter and what it really is that we are celebrating. Bunny rabbits yes, are fun to decorate with and egg dying is a fun and relational activity to enjoy with your siblings. I enjoy these and grew up looking forward to my Easter basket being filled with delicious candy. But as with lots of other areas in our lives, it is important to sit back, take a look at what our focus really is and evaluate whether or not our focus is on the right things. My admonition for each of you today is to sit down for a few minutes, open your Bible up to Luke 23 and 24 and  I know that you will be blessed as I have been, looking again at what Jesus did for you and me on the cross. But it doesn't end there! Praise the Lord for the glorious victory that we have through our Lord Jesus Christ! Death truly is swallowed up in victory! 1 Corinthians 15:54b-55 "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"
Jesus has conquered death, for He is not dead, but is alive! Praise God for all of the great things that He has done! So yes, enjoy your families, cherish your loved ones on this special day, enjoy that delicious Easter dinner that you have helped prepare, but don't ever lose sight of the REAL meaning as to why we really celebrate Easter. He is risen. He is risen indeed!
Blessings to each of you,
~Kelly Anne

Our dear grandmother who's husband passed away in February has come to visit!

Remember our sweet little Lexi? She has become quite an addition to our family.

We had such a mild winter that our flowers never died. They look great this spring.

Such a happy day!

Elizabeth made a special brownie for Easter. If you can't tell, it has a rock pathway that leads to an empty tomb!

I tried to achieve a very natural nature theme for the table this year. Elizabeth crafted the felt carrots to hold the silverware from a Martha Stewart show she watched with her grandmother and we added the egg salt and pepper shakers from Pottery Barn this year.
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8 comments:

Susannah! said...

Happy Easter!
The table is beautiful and the brownies look Great!
Beautiful dresses!
God bless y'all!

Sarah said...

Thank you for encouraging me Kelly!
And I love your dress!
Where did you get it?
I remember seeing it in a earlier post and really liking it!

Lauren said...

What a wonderful reminder, Kelly! I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating Christ's Resurrection!

Kelly said...

Hello Sarah,
Thank you! I got my dress at Dress Barn about 4-5 years ago.
I actually added the ribbon up top because the neckline was too low.
Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Susannah, and Lauren,
I hope you all had a very blessed Easter!

Sarah said...

That's funny I just discovered The Dress Barn recently!
Thanks for answering me so fast!

Thank you for the encouraging post, Kelly! We enjoyed the pictures, as always! We hope you all had a blessed Resurrection Day.

Anonymous said...

Nice decorating job Lizzy! Looks like another cake decorator in the mix. Love you all Can't wait to see you.

Malia

The Bridges family is loving the new blog updates! :) A huge congrats to all of you on Tara and Stephen's newest little blessing!!! Carson is absolutely adorable - we were all amazed at how much he looks like Tara. :) !! And I am also amazed at how much ELizabeth is growing up - a beautiful young woman. We look forward to seeing you all at Katrina's wedding, and being flower maidens with Kelly and Elizabeth. :)
And also please know that all of you were in our prayers when we heard of your grandfather's passing. We were so very sorry to hear the news.

With love,
Kate for the Bridges

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