Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Resurrection Cookies

This is from a Blog I follow and I think I'm going to try this with the girls!!!!

Resurrection Cookies

March 29, 2010 by bobbysmommy05

“Resurrection Cookies”

Also known as Easter Story Cookies

who doesnt like cookies for breakfast?!?

This is a great recipe to teach Children the REAL story of Easter. That the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior is not dead but has Risen. We serve a Risen Savior!

You will need:

1 cup whole pecans

1 teaspoon vinegar

3 egg whites

a pinch salt

1 cup sugar

a zipper baggy

1 wooden spoon

scotch tape



These are to be made the evening before Easter. Preheat oven to 300F.

Place pecans in zipper baggy and let children beat them with the wooden spoon

to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested. He

was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read: John 19:1-3

Let each child smell and taste the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar into mixing bowl.

Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar

to drink. Read: John 19:28-30

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life

to give us life. Read: John 10:10&11

Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest

into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers,

and the bitterness of our own sin. Read: Luke 23:27

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the

sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to

know and belong to Him. Read: Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.

Explain that the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins

have been cleansed by Jesus. Read: Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper covered cookie sheet.

Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.

Read: Matthew 27:57-60

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.

Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.

Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read: Matthew 27:65-66


Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.

Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read: John 16:20&22

On Resurrection Sunday (Easter) morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked

surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus’ followers were amazed

to find the tomb open and empty. Read: Matthew 28:1-9

Friday, March 26, 2010

He IS Faithful...

Master, may I be so honest? Could I admit the way I feel? I'm hurting, it seems that You've forsaken. I wonder is Your love for me still real? Tho my friends think-I am happy, unaffected by this trial, They can't see the pain I'm hiding just underneath my smile. Master I can't live this way anymore, so today I make my choice. I choose to believe that You are faithful, and my heart is in Your hands;....

  I read this earlier from someone I know and it so describes the way things may be sometimes....

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Husband!!!

He is something else!
So last week I thought he had taken the garbage container to the curb...he didn't but he got it there in time after he got home from work.  He's been taking care of it so I haven't bothered looking outside specifically for that right?!  Well....today I did and the garbage truck had already come and ours was still under the carport!  Erin got home and mentioned it....then leaves!  Hmmm.....when he got back home 10 min. later I asked where  he had gone and he said.....!  I drove our container down to the garbage man!  What??!!!  My dear husband actually loaded our 40 gallon container into the back of his truck and drove down and over a couple of blocks to locate the guy and didn't even talk to him!  He just got out and pointed to the back and gave the thumbs up and the guy gave him a thumbs up and emptied the container from the back of Erin's truck with his pick up arms on his truck!!!!!  After that...they both drove off!  He had me cracking up!!!
I'm extremely thankful though however he got it done!!!  Never a dull moment at the O'Connor's!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

When in sorrow, read John 14

When men fail you, read Psalm 27

When people seem unkind to you, read Psalm 128

When you lose confidence in people, read 1 Corinthians 13

When you are in danger, read Psalm 91

When you worry, read Matthew 6:19-34

When you have the blues, read Psalm 34

When you feel out of sorts, read Hebrews 12

When you are discouraged, read Isaiah 40

When you are lonely or fearful, read Psalm 23

When you feel down and out, read Romans 8:38-39

When you are facing a crisis, read Psalm 46

When you need courage, read Joshua 1

When everything goes wrong, read II Timothy 3

When business is bad, read Psalm 37

When you plan your budget, read Luke 19

When you have an empty purse, read Psalm 37

When you get bitter or critical, read I Corinthians 13

When the world seems bigger than God, read Psalm 90

When God seems far away, read Psalm 139

When you have sinned, read Psalm 51

When you are traveling, read Psalm 121

When you want peace and rest, read Matthew 11:25-30

For a great invitation, read Isaiah 55

For salvation, read Acts 2:38