three crosses for easter tag

Christian Bloggers UK – Easter Tag

three crosses for easter tag

Welcome to the first ever Christian Bloggers UK Easter Tag.  This is a fun way to learn a bit more about how us Christian bloggers celebrate lent and Easter.  So enjoy the questions and why not visit the tagged bloggers below to find out what they’re up to as well!

1. How are you celebrating Lent this year?mum on a mission takes on 40 acts

I am doing Lent generously this year by taking part in the 40 acts challenge.  This means that instead of choosing to give something up for the 40 days of lent, I am choosing to do 40 generous acts.  I have done this for the past 3 years and loved the heart it cultivates in me and my family, so I am doing it again!  You can sign up too via their website – www.40acts.org.uk 

2. What does Lent mean for you?

For me, lent is not just the month or so leading up to Easter, but is a way for me to connect with the heart of Jesus.  God was so generous when he gave his son for us, and Jesus was so generous to give up his life for me, that I want to really grow to be more and more like him everyday.  That is why I don’t always connect with giving something up.  It makes it into a season of moaning and grumbling, when it is the lead up to one of the most amazing events in history!

3. What things have you given up for Lent in the past, and did you succeed or fail?

I once gave up fizzy drinks for lent.  It lasted until I went on my shift as a Saturday girl at a local tea room, where the only cold drinks available were fizzy cans from the fridge.  I sat down for my lunch as usual with my tin of fanta and got halfway through it before I realised!  Oooops!  I have too much of a sweet tooth to give up chocolate, although I probably should give some serious thought to giving up my tea addiction….

4. Have you ever taken part in an Easter bonnet competition? ( If so post the picture for us all!)

I have not – although my Guide group always used to run a hard boiled egg decorating competition.  I never won though!  My son entered an Easter Bonnet competition at nursery and won.  I made lollystick crosses to put on the front!

5. What is your favourite pancake topping?

It always used to be golden syrup (the year we had run out and had to make do with honey was THE WORST!!), but I am a bit of a convert to lemon and sugar nowadays.

6. How do you celebrate Easter Day?

I haven’t really figured this one out yet.  Every year has been slightly different since we had the kids.  This year I would love to set up the Bible Society’s Easter treasure hunt through our home and let my son discover his easter eggs along the way.  Our church normally does an Easter Production, which is more of a modern take on the Easter story, and by the time we get home its a bit too late for a traditional roast lamb dinner.  I am hoping to create some family traditions along the way, but definitely looking for some inspiration here!

7. What is your favourite Easter food?

Hmmmm, I do like a hot cross bun, but who can argue with roast lamb dinner????

8. What would you encourage others to think about during Easter time?

You know what, I just want people to take a bit of time to think about the true story of Easter.  Don’t get sucked in by all the bunnies and chicks, but think about the overall message of new life that is behind it.  I’m not sure what your life is like, but perhaps you need a refresh?  Jesus can give you that, and so much more!

9. What activities do you take part in during Holy Week?

I’m a little bit sad that our church, which is a pentecostal church, doesn’t really host any Holy Week services.  I grew up in the Church of England and came to love the symbolism in the different services though the week.   My favourite service was Maundy Thursday when we would strip the altar and everything on it so the whole church was bare ready for Good Friday.  I was one of the altar boys/girls who got to take part and we had to do it in a hurry to symbolise the chaos that Jesus’ being arrested had thrown the disciples in to.  There was real power in that.

10. Who else would you like to nominate to take part in the Easter Tag?

I would love to nominate my friend Michelle over at Mummy From the Heart,  one of my newest blogging friends Amanda Shortman from the Family Patch, and my guest blogging partner from the last Christian Bloggers UK event, Sheila Johnson.

All you have to do take part is:

Copy and paste the following questions into a new blog post and use the graphic from the top of this post somewhere in your post:

1. How are you celebrating Lent this year?
2. What does Lent mean for you?
3. What things have you given up for Lent in the past, and did you succeed or fail?
4. Have you ever taken part in an Easter bonnet competition? ( If so post the picture for us all!)
5. What is your favourite pancake topping?
6. How do you celebrate Easter Day?
7. What is your favourite Easter food?
8. What would you encourage others to think about during Easter time?
9. What activities do you take part in during Holy Week?
10. Who else would you like to nominate to take part in the Easter Tag?

Don’t forget to share on the Christian Bloggers UK Facebook group if you’re a member!  Happy Lent everyone x

4 thoughts on “Christian Bloggers UK – Easter Tag

  1. Michelle Twin Mum says:

    Thank you for the tag, good to read your answers and I’m with you on the giving things up, I like to take something else on too. Unless I have something unhealthy that I need to break, for instance I have given up blogging for Lent a few times. Mich X

  2. Amanda says:

    Thanks for the tag 🙂

    In my final year of sixth form my friend persuaded me to join her church choir. It was an Anglican church and I remember being totally thrown by the stripping of the altar and how incredibly sombre the whole event was, followed by ultimate joy on Easter Sunday. I’d never seen that before, anywhere!

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