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MARCH — Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy!

Hello Dear Reader,

Happy Resurrection Month! This is my favorite time of year, as it’s a reminder of the grace and forgiveness that I was freely given by my Savior and that He offers to all! That, and all the Easter puns. I have so many egg puns, it’s not even bunny.

People celebrate this glorious event through a plethora of ways all over the world. For example, in New Zealand, they eat hot crossed buns! In Africa, the night before Easter, they have a vigil that begins somber; but when morning comes, music and dancing breaks out! In Bermuda, they fly kites to symbolize Christ’s accension to heaven. And there are so many other countries that observe the celebration in their own way!

In the United States and Canada, it’s common for the Easter Bunny to drop colored eggs and candy for the children. And while that can be fun, it’s vital to remember why we observe this Holy Week. And that’s just what I have for you in this issue: both a yummy dessert AND activity to share with your families that point back to our why: Jesus!


Christmas from the animal’s point of view…

Verse of the Month

“But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where He lay.”

Matthew 28:5-6 ESV


While the cold weather may be back for us Midwesterners, Servina has been enjoying all the extra cuddles it means for her because of it! It safe to say that she’s been taking full advantage…

Empty Tomb Rolls
Here is something that is both delicious and educational.

Prep Time: 15 MINUTES
Cook Time: 14 MINUTES
Total Time: 29 MINUTES
Servings: 8 rolls
Calories Per Serving: 419 calories

** Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1 (10 ounce) package jumbo refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare muffin pan (preferably jumbo muffin pan) with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Separate rolls into eight triangles and set aside. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Dip each marshmallow into butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar and place on a triangle dough. Pinch dough around marshmallow, sealing all edges. Make sure to seal well or all the marshmallow will escape.
  4. Dip tops of dough into the remaining butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar. Place roll with the sugar side up into prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 13 – 15 minutes. Eat warm.

Read the Easter story from the Bible found in Matthew 27-28, Mark 15-16, Luke 23-24, and/or John 19-20. If you are not familiar with the Bible, the story is recounted by these four men…the story is virtually the same but is found in these four places in the Bible. Here’s a little legend for how to relate the story to the Empty Tomb Rolls.

  • Jesus — marshmallow
  • After Jesus died on the cross, he was wrapped in linen — roll in butter and cinnamon
  • Jesus put into tomb — crescent roll dough
  • 3rd day Jesus has risen and no longer in tomb — open cooked roll to find no marshmallow

For more information or the step-by-step video, look up Around the Family Table

Resurrection Egg Hunt
Again, fun, educational, and yummy!


  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Strips of paper
  • Small candy or chocolate for filling the eggs


  1. Type up the Easter story with it broken out into several bullet points. Keep one copy as the answer key and then print another to cut into strips. You can start with the last supper, and end with Jesus rising from the dead, depending on how detailed you want to get.

Here are some examples:
“Jesus predicted that he would be crucified”
“Jesus enjoyed the last supper with his friends”
“Peter denied Jesus”
“Jesus was crucified”
“They found an empty tomb – Jesus had risen!”

  1. Take each egg and fill it with a piece of candy and one strip telling part of the Easter story in the Bible.
  2. Place them out in the yard and let the kids enjoy a fun egg hunt!
  3. As they sit and eat their candy, you can all work together to put together the Easter story. This is such a fun activity to do as a family and tell the story of Easter!

“Kidnapped” Book Review

For February, our book was “Kidnapped” by Robert Louis Stevenson.

My Overall Opinion:
I’m not usually one for adventure novels like this, but I this book got by attention from the first chapter. It’s definitely a book I would recommend for male readers, but I don’t think that should stop the female ones from giving it a shot!

My Favorite Character:
Alan seemed to keep my attention the entire time. His intent of finding justice by having his enemy, Colin Roy, killed was an intriguing angle.

Things I Didn’t Like / Would Change:
I don’t think that this is something that I didn’t like or would change, but some of the dialogue is written in the accent of the Scottish Lowlands. I would just be mindful of that when reading if you are unfamiliar with it.

4/5 — I enjoyed it, but probably won’t reread until I have a son of my own.

Other Comments:
Loving old movies as I do, I have seen the 1960 Disney one before reading this, so I wasn’t entirely unfamiliar with the pot.


April comes with a ton of events — from my sister’s wedding, book announcements, a “Ben-Hur” book review, and more! Stay tuned to hear, see, and read all about it.

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Happy Easter — Christ has Risen!

See You Next Month!