UncategorizedEaster Weekend May 2, 2011I planned to post about Easter last week, but with some camera problems, I’m just now getting around to it. Chris and I celebrated Easter with my family in Tennessee. We had the most wonderful and special time. We laughed a lot, went to an amusement park, and had an all-around great weekend. My sweet “aunt and uncle” hosted us for the weekend in their amazing cabin in the Smoky Mountains. They were such gracious hosts! I’d say the best part of the weekend was our Easter service on Sunday. Instead of a traditional Easter service, we had our very own on the porch of their cabin overlooking the Smokies. We talked over the true meaning of Easter and how Jesus’ death and ressurection should be real in our lives and hearts everyday, not just on Easter. It was inspiring, to say the least. Then, we all went around and shared some cool things we’ve seen God do lately and how He is currently moving in our lives. It is always great to be reminded that our God is real and active. He’s not just this distant being we decide to talk to every now and then. He’s working and moving all around us. So often, I don’t take the time to just take it in and realize what He’s up to. As we drove home, Chris and I talked about how that is what church is intended to be. What is important is the community surrounding you and your heart being ready to worship and listen. God does not reside in a place, but rather in the hearts of those who choose Him. This might have been the most untraditional Easter service I’ve ever attended, but it was the most intimate and worshipful one I’ve been a part of. On a different Easter note, when we woke up Easter morning, there was a trail of eggs leading from the front door of the cabin. Yes, the Easter Bunny still visits even if I am 23! Me, my sister, and Chris followed the trail and it led us to this: There was this beverage bucket filled with an outdoor dining set. We have a great deck here at the new house. No table yet, but it’s in the plans and we’re getting there. Here are the plates up close: Very springy, huh? I forgot my camera for this trip and therefore, took no pictures of my family gathering. I’ve got to get better about pictures, I tell ya!