Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Christian Seder

 Jesus - The Lamb of Jehovah's Passover. ~ Charles Spurgeon

Our new-ish family tradition of a Christian Seder is in remembrance of Christ as our Passover Lamb and we do this in conjunction with Christ's Last Supper. We started this celebration five years ago after reading the following (very, very abridged) sermon by my swoonie preacher crush, Charles H. Spurgeon

The children look forward to this evening as if we're celebrating Christmas, which in a way we are. Amazing how all of our life celebrations lead back to Jesus. The photos are old, but I hope you enjoy this peek into our Christian Seder.

"Christians have had the same deliverance from spiritual Egypt... Come, let us keep the Passover this night, and think of the night when the Lord delivered us ... Let us behold our Saviour Jesus as the Paschal Lamb... 

... Some of you, my friends, who are true Christians, live too much on your changing frames and feelings, on your experiences and evidences... When a man lives on his frames and feelings, that is as much as if the child of God should live on some tokens that he received in the sanctuary that never were meant for food, but only to comfort him a little...

...What the Christian lives on is not Christ's righteousness, but Christ... It is not pardon that so much makes the Christian's heart rejoice, it is Christ the pardoner... 
Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us." ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

You can find the beauty of smoochie Charles Haddon Spurgeon at your local library.

Poetry Selection for April 6th:
You can find the timeless beauty of William Blake living in your library.

Happy Easter Weekend. 

xoxo Michele

Making Clay {and Mimsy}

There are few things in life I enjoy more than how we spent Wednesday afternoon; in the kitchen making clay, singing poetry (yes - real and loud and silly), creating cherished memories with children. I'm blessed to be doing what I love. We are fashioning clay necklaces and bookmarks for Easter - and learning poetry at the same time.

2  1/2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
Mix and play. You can use food coloring, but we like to wait until they dry and then paint. More mess = more wine for me later.

Poetry Out Loud:
Some poetry just pleads to be spoken or sung - think theatrically and you've just witnessed our family life in a nutshell. Here are a few of our favorites from the library:

Don't let the Jabberwocky book above scare you - my boys love it. My oldest son memorized Lewis Carroll's classic nonsensical poem in kindergarten and taught it to our entire family. It is out loud poetry perfection

If you think the illustrations above might frighten your youngest children, try this:
Poetry Selection for April 5th:

What are some of your favorite family poems - please share.

xoxo Michele