A Different Week

Monday, April 18, 2011

I will be out of my normal routine this week. It is Holy Week (great link for kids) and Spring Break.

Holy Week = More Church Stuff.

Spring Break = More Kids Stuff.

Both = I won't be blogging every day this week.

Holy Week involves an amazingly huge scope of events. Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, and people shouted, "Hosanna!" He broke bread and gave thanks. He washed feet. He spoke important words, and then he went to pray. He was betrayed. He accepted it all, even when the people shouted, "Crucify him!" He was crucified. He died. And then, he lived.

These are things to ponder.


So this week, I will be pondering. If you feel so inclined, here are some passages describing the events of Holy Week:
Of course you could open your Bible and start anywhere to think more about who Jesus was, what He did, and what it all means. This is a good week to go for it.

I will also be 24/7 Mommy this week. No mornings at preschool, no errands alone. The boys and I will do fun things around town, and we will get ready for an Easter weekend trip. There will not be a lot of free time for me "to ponder," now that I mention it. My quiet moments will have to be focused.

But still, I am looking forward to this different week. It will involve more intense time with God and more intense time with my children. I wonder if one will lead to the other? It promises to be an interesting dynamic.

What will you be doing this week?

See you back here on Wednesday!

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18 Responses to “A Different Week”

  1. As always, I am so inspired by your words and love reading your thoughts. Thank you. I am so excited about quite possibly getting to meet you this weekend!We had a great evening with your cousins in our neighborhood Friday. And in doing so, I found out we are RELATED!!! Crazy world. God leads us in SO many directions each and every day... I love seeing what paths He takes us down and who He brings into our lives.

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  2. Courtney,
    We are heading off to see family for Easter. Thanks for the kids link on Holy Week. I can't wait to check it out.

    Enjoy the time with your boys. Have a wonderful Easter.

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  3. I find that often intense time with my kids (when the work schedule doesn't abate) means a lot more of intense time with God -- because I need Him! It looks different, sometimes, though. Quick prayers of help or thanksgiving. Happy Easter!

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  4. Enjoy each special moment in your "different week." Happy Easter.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  5. I agree with you. To ponder, to accept it, to truly and finally believe!

    Have a wonderfully blessed week.

    Mrs. M.

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  6. I like what you said about being focused and intentional. Very encouraging to me.

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  7. I love links for kids. Between my daughter and I we use a lot of fun things for the grands. We're having a weekend meeting at church and my daughter's family will be over for Easter Sunday. It's such a beautiful time, the resurrection of our Lord, and my heart just sings knowing we can celebrate together.

    Enjoy the mothering and memories you'll make.

    Blessings,
    Pamela

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  8. intense time with God and kids...I can't think of ANY other way to spend Easter week! may the fruit be much..
    xo

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  9. Thank you so much for your kind words. AND the great kids' link which I just tucked away in my homeschool folder for next year. Good stuff!
    Have a blessed Easter week, friend.
    Lora

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  10. We are the pastor's family so this is a week when I am a single mom :) But next week we'll have our "spring break."

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  11. i'm hosting a worship experience at our church with students for Good Friday. it's a lot of work, but it is amazing to see how the Spirit moves!

    blessings on your Holy Week and family time. thank you for sharing with us.

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  12. It is nice to know that others struggle with life that goes on and chaos still happens during Holy Week. :)

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  13. Yes, an interesting dynamic of more time with God AND more time with kids. One definitely complements the other. Praying your Easter week has been a blessing so far.

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  14. I’m here from Bonnie’s. A 24/7 mom and a pondering and church and and moments of silence – the rare ones – that will still be filled somehow I think. The mom-ing alone is – well – moms who care amaze me – here’s hoping you survive :)

    God bless and keep you and all of yours.

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  15. Have a great week! I'll probably be doing the same thing I do every week, the same searching, the same discovering, and the same struggle to make sure that Christ stays ever in the forefront of my to-do list.

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  16. Hi Courtney! I hope you've had a great week! I've been mommy just 48 hours straight. ;)

    I love the art on the window. How did you make this? (can you tell, I am a non-crafty mommy, but I like to try..) LOL.


    Happy Easter, friend! Thank you for reflecting Jesus through your words!

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  17. Yes, an interesting dynamic of more time with God AND more time with kids. One definitely complements the other. Praying your Easter week has been a blessing so far.

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  18. We are the pastor's family so this is a week when I am a single mom :) But next week we'll have our "spring break."

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