I am so embarrassed.
I almost did not want to post anything for Easter because I have neglected this blog sooooo much over the last month and a half.
To say the very least, life has been very demanding for the sisters at lifefullandfrugal.com. Personally, I have been fighting the spirit of overwhelm like crazy as we are trying to finish up our home school year, remodeling our house (again…) and just trying to keep up with the hectic pace of life. My heart has been wrung out by the seemingly endless wars and suffering going on in the world, and I have been paralyzed by writer’s block every time I have attempted to put my thoughts into words.
~ All the more reason to bring my heart back to Jesus during this Holy Week! ~
Easter is absolutely the very thing that my heart has needed…to know that not all is lost! Victory is won! In light of all that is going on around us, the timing of this week is perfect, and so like my Jesus!
I wanted to share a series of podcasts that John Eldredge did a couple of years ago for Easter, which are helping me bring Christ back to the center of my heart. This series is a stunning glimpse into the internal world of Jesus during his final week before the crucifixion and his ultimate victory through his glorious resurrection. I love how John pulls all the gospels together and gives so much context to all the events leading up to Easter. He inserts some of the text from his book, Beautiful Outlaw as well, and I have to say, I have never read anything that has endeared my heart to the actual, physical person of Jesus Christ more. I can not recommend it highly enough.
I have recently discovered the joy of audio books with my boys and we just finished listening to The Hobbit, narrated by Rob Inglis. We were completely enthralled not only by Tolkien’s epic tale, but also the amazing talent of the narrator–who is also a Shakespearean actor. After homeschooling for three years now, I have discovered that reading aloud in a manner that is engaging both to myself and my boys is a learned art and an indispensable skill. John Eldredge is quite an accomplished narrator both of scripture and the excerpts from his book, I imagine because he was also originally trained as an actor. He used his talents to spread the gospel through the performing arts before moving on to psychology, then on to writing.
So, I hope you enjoy these podcasts and that they will help you to prepare your heart for Resurrection Sunday. I know how desperately I have needed to realign my heart with my Savior and to be reminded of the triumph of his resurrection and his power to rescue and redeem all that is wounded, broken and lost!
I pray that the Holy Trinity will fill the rest of your week with sweet reminders of the lengths He was willing to go to, just to make you his very own. I hope that He will whisper to your heart how much you mean to Him and that His thoughts concerning you cannot be numbered. I pray that you will be convinced of His presence, which is closer to you than even the very breath in your lungs.
Happy Easter from the sisters at lifefullandfrugal.com!!!!