Easter brings with it warmth, new life, new beginnings and hope. Easter is my favorite holiday because of this. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas, but there is something very special about Easter. Christ died, and He lived again. HE LIVED AGAIN. And that means that we will live again also. He suffered for all of our sins. Do you know what that means? He knows exactly how you feel inside. HE KNOWS! Don’t ever feel like you are alone, because you are NEVER ALONE. And Because of Him, no goodbye will last forever.
Am I getting annoying with my all capitalized words? Well too bad, because I want you to know these things in your heart. I want everyone to feel the love Jesus Christ has for them. I want everyone to feel peace. I want everyone to know that you can have a clean slate, through HIM. This is where the #startingtoday hashtag comes from. We can start over today, we can say we are sorry today, we can make things better today, and we can repent, today. When we do, Christ will be there for us. Every step of the way.
I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We are also known as “Mormons”. We believe the bible to be the word of God. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It’s full of stories about when Jesus visited the other side of the Earth after he was resurrected, and is also a record of those peoples lives. We believe in Jesus Christ. We love Him! We praise Him!
I am in love with this new Easter video the church has just released for Easter this year. Whether you are a member of our church or not, you will enjoy this video. I cried when I watched it. But I’m a cry baby anyway! Will you please watch it? For me? Let me know if you cried, then I won’t feel so silly!
Wasn’t that beautiful?
Want to read about the Easter Story? This is a great one to read with your kids. It has pictures and everything! Visit THIS LINK to read the story.
I would LOVE it if you joined with me in the #startingtoday and #becauseofHim campaign.
“How?” do you ask?
Well here is the #StartingToday pinterest board for you to share daily some #startingtoday memes. You can also participate in the Daily Photo Challenge. More info below.
This starting today campaign is through Radiant.com. Check it out, you’ll love it.
Starting today I can:
-at our lives
-at our world
repent . . . one time, seven times, seventy times. Seventy times seven times.
reexamine . . . everything in our lives.
Because of how one day started over 2000 years ago.
He left the tomb behind so we can leave the past behind.
Starting Today. What will you do?
After you watch this video on startingtoday.radiant.org, you can scroll down and click on something you want to work on that day.
Then it will take you to a new page where they have motivation for you to accomplish your goal for that day.
I’m so excited about this! Will you join me?
Will you leave me a comment and let me know what you want to work on today?
You can also join me in a Photo a Day Challenge using the #becauseofHim hashtag. This photo challenge starts Monday April 14th. I can’t wait to see what you guys post!
I love you guys. I really do. You are important to me.
Do you want a Book of Mormon for yourself for free? I’ll send one to you along with an awesome packet from the BOM Bloggers. Ever wonder why all your favorite bloggers are Mormon?
If you are genuinely interested in learning more about many of your favorite bloggers and why we are Mormon, send me an email with your name and address to email@example.com.
Here’s what you get:
I will personally send you (for free) a packet filled with the personal thoughts of the following “Mormon Mommy Bloggers”:
Melanie ~ Sugardoodle
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Brooke ~ The Crafting Chicks
Ruthie ~ What’s Cooking With Ruthie?
Packages will be sent out during the first week of every month. Oh, and if you’re worried that I’ll use your info to send Mormons out to stalk you, I won’t. Nope, you get the packet, Book of Mormon, that’s it. No strings attached. If I remember, I will probably just send a follow-up email making sure you got your package.
PLEASE KEEP COMMENTS ON THIS POST POSITIVE. We don’t need negativity in this world. We’re excited to be able to share with you, are passionate about our beliefs, and that’s all there is to say. It’s not open to debate or drama. Thanks. 🙂 Remember, orders for the package have to be sent to my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
And while you’re waiting for your packet, check out Mormon.org. It’s a super reputable and easy-to-understand site, all about Mormons (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.) I especially love the ‘I’m a Mormon’ videos that follow the lives of different Mormons…they’re short and these people have the neatest stories!)
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Katie Clark @Clarks Condensed says
Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful testimony of our Savior! I love this video so much…so simple, yet so powerful. And this reminds me I need to finish all the information for the Book of Mormon project thing…I’ve had it in my email forever, but just haven’t remembered. Happy Sunday!
Renee@ Two in the Kitchen says
Great post Annette! Though I am not Mormon, (I am an Evangelical Christian.), I appreciate the straight forward Christian message here Of the Savior’s love and forgiveness! Sometimes I think we Christians need to stop hyping up our differences and just reiterate the simple message of Christ’s love and forgiveness as seen through the cross and His resurrection! I love this attitude of #Because of Him and #Starting Today!! Very inspiring post indeed!
Jessica @ Pretty Providence says
Loved this post! Thanks for sharing Annette. I really love the idea of the #startingtoday and #becauseofhim hashtags! I can’t wait to put them to use. You’re the best!