We hereby pledge:
- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.
I have. Very cool.
Yes, we had a Christian Passover last year with our family. It was amazing. When we started talking about the Passover lamb and the sacrifice of the lamb, my oldest daughter got this amazed look on her face and said, "So THAT's why they call Jesus the lamb of God!"
No I haven't, but I've always wanted to. I did a lot of research one year and we re-enacted part of a Passover meal in my Sunday School class when I was teaching a lesson about the Exodus, it was pretty awesome and those kids haven't forgotten - even though it's been a few years now!
Seders are so cool. My mom used to teach 5th and 6th grade at a Christian school and every year she would do the Seder with her kids (at lunch time). Occasionally I got to participate and I learned a lot about it along the way.
For a book with that context the first thing that comes to mind is The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen. I see as I look up the author that it's apparently been made into a movie. But it's the story of Jewish girl who doesn't get the significance of the Holocaust and at her family's Seder when she goes to open the door and let in the person (I don't remember who it is!) she is instantly transported to Nazi Germany where she is her mother's sister. Or something like that. It's been too many years since I read it, but it's an amazing story. One to put on the list when your girls are 8-10 years older probably.
It was great having you guys! Wish you could have stayed longer. Thanks again for all of your help. We couldn't have pulled it off without you guys!!!
Wish we could have spent more time together too. We liked Franklin a lot.
I would really like to do the Passover meal sometime. It seems like such a powerful way to honor our history and our Lord.
P.S. Is it tacky that I bought a Passover Seder platter on post- Passover clearance so we can observe next year? ;)