Wednesday Hodgepodge ~A Homey Easter

For A to Z challenge and the letter G scroll down below Wednesday Hodgepodge!

1. How will you celebrate Easter this year?

This will probably be the first Easter in my whole life that I will not be inside a church building celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ with other Believers in a jammed packed auditorium.

This year Dear and I will enjoy our church service online. We plan on delivering Easter goodies around town beginning with our kids and grandchildren staying at a safe distance. We won’t have our traditional meal of lamb or our wonderful Easter Bread (Paska/Kulich) or the delicious cheese spread, Seernaya Paska. Sigh…

My dining room table will not be set for a crowd.

2. Is it easier for you to receive grace offered or extend grace to another? Explain.

Definitely easier to give than to receive. It is a humbling experience to receive grace, to be forgiven. Pride likes to rear it’s ugly head. It’s easier for me to help than to be helped. Sometimes we are laid low and we can learn the lesson of humility in having to receive instead of being able to give.

Acts 20:35

35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

3. Do you say grace before meals? If so do you have a standard dinnertime grace or is it more ‘off the cuff’ ? Do you say grace when dining out? Do you have a favorite grace? Any special memory associated with ‘saying grace’?

We say grace when we have family around the table. When it’s just Dear and me we usually will say “Thank you Lord for this food!” Our grace changes as the season warrants. If we are having a meal around someone’s birthday we’ll include thanksgiving for them and what they mean to us. We always end our prayers with, In Jesus Name we pray, amen. Sometimes we say grace when dining out but not always. Lately Addy has been interested in saying grace and those are memorable. Our dear Pop’s prayers at special gatherings are very memorable as well.

Our father shared in this video that our mother thought this might be the last year they’d be having Christmas together and that did come to pass as she was ushered into heaven in September of 2013, on their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Our Pop followed our Mom to heaven in June of 2018.

4. What are some challenges you think the next generation will face? (Generation Alpha-born between 2011 and 2025)

Generation Alpha will have a very hard time honoring the purpose for which God created Man, Woman, Sex, Marriage and Family because of the twisted deconstructing of family and marriage that this world is legislating and forcing on us now. Like generations before they will be duped into believing it’s okay to kill a baby in the womb.  May God have mercy on us all.

5. Share a favorite quote or lyric featuring the word faith.

Current favorite quote about faith:

Faith is not a power which you possess to create your own future. Faith is a God-given ability to trust the future that God has promised you. ~ John MacArthur

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

My sister Lana recorded our Dear Pop answering some questions about prayer and fasting. Note: Our pop has a familiarity with the disciples. He calls John, Jack and Jacob and it might be in this video where he calls Peter, Pete.  Our Pop wasn’t perfect by any means but he knew what was important and that his righteousness came from Jesus.

Thank you to Joyce for posing the questions and thank you to all of you who visited my post. The link to the Hodgepodge is HERE.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge ~A Homey Easter

  1. Easter will be different, but we can still celebrate and that’s wonderful. I enjoyed those little videos of your father, loving wisdom he shared. I think it’s really sweet that you’re going to deliver Easter goodies to your family, keeping your distance. Have a lovely, quiet Easter. ~ FlowerLady

  2. Hello, it is different not spending Easter with the family. We are thankful are are well and we have food. Happy Easter to you and your family. Take care, wishing you a happy day!

  3. It looks like Easter will be another day at home with the hubby. It is the first time we will be without family around. We will make the best of it.

  4. Sweet videos and true treasures. We will be spending Easter very quietly this year but counting our blessings and sending others to our family and friends, and to all those out there who are taking care of us in so many ways. Many Easter Blessings to you and your loved ones Ellen, and wishing you all the very best of good health.

  5. We usually spend Easter with just the two of us anyway, but sure will miss being able to go to church.
    Always enjoy reading your answers to the questions.

  6. Great post, great answers! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever thing something like this virus could change the course of our lives. But even with so much suffering death which is unbelievably sad, God is using this for His glory…so hard for so many to understand that concept. Yes, it will most definitely be a “different” kind of Easter this year but the grave is still empty. Have a most blessed Easter, dear Ellen!

    On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 12:13 AM The Happy Wonderer ~ ellen b. wrote:

    > Ellen posted: “For A to Z challenge and the letter G scroll down below > Wednesday Hodgepodge! 1. How will you celebrate Easter this year? This will > probably be the first Easter in my whole life that I will not be inside a > church building celebrating the Resur” >

  7. Ellen, loved listening to your dad on your videos. He was such an awesome man! You are most blessed.

    Yes, it will be a different kind of Easter, but praying we all see its specialness.

  8. How wonderful to have these videos of your Pop! How I wish I could have a few minutes with my dad to ask some theological questions and have his words recorded in answer. Happy Easter to you!

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