Well, as I’m sure everyone has noticed. We are now rapidly leaving Lent and approaching Easter. Have you got your Easter Eggs yet? If you’re still pondering your Easter Eggs for this year, you may like to ponder this Easter selection:
An Easter Egg for Mans Best Friend?
They say a dog is a mans best friend… surely its only right that they also celebrate Easter with a dogs Easter Egg?
WIth thanks to @freelancetheol on Twitter
Something for a little friend?
Because hamsters like Easter Eggs as well?
Found over at Pets at Home.
An Egg for Someone Who Likes Tree’s?
Found over at Not on The High Street.
How about an Easter Egg thats about Easter?
Welcome to the Real Easter Egg, according to their website:
Out of the 80 million Easter eggs sold in this part of the world every year, The Real Easter Egg is the only one which has an Easter story booklet in the box, is made of Fairtrade chocolate and makes a donation to charity from its sales.
Available from realeasteregg.co.uk
(I realise that this reads like a sponsored post – but it isn’t… it really isn’t. But if The Real Easter Egg guys – or anyone else – want to send chocolate, then please feel free to consider that as a word from God)
Lent seems to have arrived early this year. Are you giving up anything for Lent? People seem to give up all sort of things, from Chocolate to Facebook. Whatever it is you’ve giving up for Lent, hopefully we have something here to help you give up anything for Lent.
- Have a group of people around you to act as an accountability group. This works best if the same group of people, are around you ALL THE TIME, so therefore can manually remove that chocolate bar from your mouth.
- Tell EVERYONE what you’re giving up, because if everyone knows how holy you are, then everyone can help you stay that holy.
- If you’re giving up talking, then wear a badge to tell people.
- Turn yourself into a hermit for Lent, or alternatively take a very long holiday to the middle of no where for 40 days.
- If you’re giving up something edible, then ban anyone from having that item ANYWHERE near your house!
- Has “that item” been brought near your house? Confiscate it and keep it for yourself!
- If you have an “accountability partner”, ensure you arrange times when you can both give in to temptation together. Obviously by planning the times you’re going to give in, means you’re more controlled the rest of the time. (Works best if you’re “giving up beer” for Lent).
- If all else fails, hook up your flat / house with webcams. Ensure that every nook and cranny is covered. Email your vicar with the web address, so they can watch your every move.
Any other ideas?
If all else fails, you could try taking up something good for Lent? Alot of people seem to do 40 Acts for Lent… but does this mean people stop doing good things after Lent?
Do you love Chocolate?
Do you love Jesus?
Have you met Christians, who think you like Chocolate a bit to much..?
Track down some a Jesus Chocolate bar!
Seriously… if you know how I could get a bar… or 2… or 3… Please let me know how I can find some Jesus Chocolate.
“But the greatest of these is love”?
I thought it was chocolate?
Someone knows I’m a chocolate fan…
Can I introduce you to Jules Middleton, who describes herself as someone who is a Jesus lover // Wife // Mum // Ordinand // Work for The Point Church, Sussex. Trying to do the right thing by the right One… often failing but still trying.. I’ve asked Jules to give us a few words about a project she’s involved in called “Share The Hope“:
So I don’t know about you, but for years I only associated Advent with calendars and of course, chocolate.
To be honest not much has changed in my house as now it’s the kids who delight in the fact that December is the only time, ever, when they can eat chocolate before breakfast. Then of course there are the incessant tinny carols gracing the High Street from about October onwards, the trees going up, the enormous food bills, the planning on what to do with Granny on Christmas Day and wondering if Great Auntie Edith will make it through dinner without falling asleep in her slightly mushy sprouts… Let’s face it, this time of year we can all get a little bit crazy.
December can be such a busy month with all the Christmas preparation, but the season of Advent is really about hope, so last year we wanted to see if we could do something to ‘reclaim advent’ and we came up with Share the Hope. Share the Hope is essentially, an online advent calendar (without the chocolate, sadly) that aims to encourage people to think about that message of hope in amongst the busyness, and to share it with their friends.
This year Share the Hope is back for the second year and we’d love you to be part of it too. Each day the STH team will be publishing a little bit of hope, including a reflection, a bit of the Christmas story and something for people to share with those around them. There’s a whole new range of contributions for 2014, from people all over the country, from different parts of the church, of all ages and lots of different backgrounds, including an Arts Chaplain, an International blogger, Charity director and the Bishop of Lewes to name just a few. We’d love you to sign up to get some daily hope but then also to share that hope with those around you.
To find out more or to sign up visit:
www.sharethehopeuk.wordpress.com// or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Sharethehopeuk and Twitter: @sharethehopeuk
Photo taken by @RevJaneWillis on Twitter, found in Exeter Debenhams on Boxing Day.
Advent. Day 24.
For those interested. Mrs Sofa has had the last chocolate. (We’re expecting a booklet tomorrow)