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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Five Loves on Good Friday!


Good morning, sweet readers and cherished friends!  Thank you for stopping by on Good Friday!  Do you know why it's "good"?  ...




One  // GOOD Friday

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There is nothing that we could do to earn our salvation.  It is a gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.   All our "righteous deeds" are like filthy rags before a holy God.  Through Him alone can we can have redemption!  Christ willingly shed His spotless blood as the only acceptable payment for the FULL debt of our sins.  He died, was buried, and on the third day rose from the grave, defeating sin and death!  When we repent and place our trust in Christ, we are forgiven and offered eternal life!  That is the GOOD news of Good Friday!


Two  //  Sweet Friends!



Over the weekend we had the great joy of having some dear family friends over for the evening!  The last time they visited we were treated to a homemade chocolate layer cake, this time they brought a DQ Mickey Mouse ice cream cake with them!  The only thing sweeter than the crunchy chocolate layer between that vanilla and chocolate ice cream were the hours we spent together talking, laughing, and enjoying each others' company!  We love you, Graham fam!


Three  //  A Fridge full of Beautiful Eggs




My parents invited the girls over to roll out sugar cookies, bake, and decorate them, and also dye Easter eggs!  They enjoyed such a fun and festive time in Grandma Kathy's kitchen! At the end of the evening they brought home a couple baskets of cuteness.  Eggs taste even better when they've been decorated with such care!


Four  //  Lunch with my Love





Jason had a meeting near home on Wednesday which let out right around noon.  This allowed us the rare and wonderful opportunity to enjoy lunch together!  The extra time with my man was such a treat!


Five  //  Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

Yes, please & thank you!


I saw this cuteness on YouTube this week and couldn't resist including it today as it involves so many of my favorite things - Disney, chocolate, pink, sprinkles, a darling bow!  I mean, really!  


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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Wishing you a beautiful upcoming weekend!  Mine will be spent in awe of the goodness of my Savior!  By grace alone, through faith alone, in the finished work of Christ alone, I stand firm and secure in Him!  That causes my heart to rejoice each and every day of the year!

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13 comments:

  1. I always LOVE your Friday goodness, especially the beautiful eggs!! I hope you have an "Egg"cellent Easter weekend full of fun, love and laughter and so many blessings!! He is Risen!!!

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  2. Those cupcakes are so cute and it sounds like you have had a great week! I am so glad. Thank you for sharing about what Good Friday is about too. I don't think that too many know that. :-) I am also excited that it is the last Friday that I have to go without eating meat lol. Just saying!! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter to you and your family!! :-)

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  3. Lunch dates are such fun! The girls did a great job dyeing the eggs. So colorful! We will hopefully be dyeing eggs tomorrow! Happy Easter Brenda! Enjoy the weekend with your family!

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  4. Hope you and your family have a very Happy Easter!!

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  5. I love the mid-week lunch date with your guy!! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Those Easter Eggs are too pretty! And love your testimony about salvation, so many people think salvation is earned by good deeds. Happy Easter Weekend to you and your family <3
    Green Fashionista

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  7. Love the Easter Eggs and the Minnie Cupcakes are too cute! I'll have to check out the video. A mid week lunch date sounds so nice! Happy Easter to you and your sweet family! :)

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  8. Amen, friend! Thank you for including the precious news of the gospel in your Friday five - it makes my heart rejoice today and every day, too!! <3 I love the quote on that Mickey cake, I need to get some friends who bring DQ ice cream cake when they come over! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating the resurrection with your family. Hugs!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

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  9. This reminded me to order my birthday cake and that I need to boil some eggs for dying!! Lunch dates are really the best, I'm super thankful that Chris gets to come home for lunch daily.

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  10. Love the boiled eggs the girls dyed. Brings back memories when my brother and I dyed eggs a long time ago. Have a beautiful resurrection Sunday service with your family.

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  11. Those mini mouse cupcakes look so delicious and pretty too!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
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  12. Hooray for lunch dates! They certainly are rare! Sounds like your kiddos had a great time with their Grandma...how fun! Hope you and your family had a beautiful Easter!

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  13. The Graham Fam loves YOU!!!!! I'm so thankful we were able to spend time together last week and can't wait to do it again! And I agree, while the cake was sweet, the friendship we share is even sweeter!

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