Take the Easter Challenge!

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This Sunday marks an important day on the Christian calendar: the Sunday Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem, honored as King of kings and Lord of lords, just days before His crucifixion.

To help you celebrate the Holy Week, I’ve compiled a list of activities (from around the Web and on my own) to do together as a couple and/or family to keep the focus on Christ and the true meaning of Easter. With how busy we are these days, take some time in this upcoming week to slow down…

  • to fast
  • to pray
  • to praise
  • to serve
  • to reflect and meditate

Starting Saturday, I’ll have a post up for Palm Sunday, so you have time to prepare. Then come back every day to check up on the following day’s activities.

Here are some ideas to incorporate all week long. You don’t have to wait until Palm Sunday. You can get started now if you like.

Scroll down to the bottom to get your button for the Easter Challenge!

All Week 

  • Commit to read about the last week of Christ in the four gospels. Adam and I did this last year and the experience was such a blessing! My heart broke for how blinded the Jews were to the truth of Jesus as the Son of God, which leads me to my second activity…
  • Make it a point to pray for your unsaved relatives and friends all week long. You can choose to pray for a different person each day, or one person for the whole week. Write each person’s name down on a slip of paper and hide it inside a plastic Easter egg to open each day.
  • Fast from entertainment technology (i.e. TV, movies, game players, secular music, the Internet, laptops, cell phones [except making calls]), etc this week, if you can. Focus on preparing your heart for Resurrection Sunday and spending quality time with your spouse and family.
  • Pray together with your husband every night before bed (or in the morning when you both wake up). Ask God to reveal an aspect of His character to you this week. Share these thoughts at the end of the week.
  • Commit to cleaning up your house this week and beautifying your home in preparation for Resurrection Sunday.  Invite your spouse to help by making things fun and sexy! 

I’ve made a generic chore chart for everyday use. Feel free to use my guidelines or modify it for your home. (I do laundry and dishes everyday)

  • Monday – Wash bedsheets, blankets, towels, and handwash delicates
  • Tuesday- Vacuum and dust hallways and office, wipe down washer/dryer
  • Wednesday – Vacuum and dust bedroom, electronics, end tables, and baseboards
  • Thursday – Clean bathroom & replace bathmats
  • Friday – Clean the kitchen, sweep & mop, clean out fridge and freezer, wipe down counters and sink 
  • Saturday – Organize, meal plan, decorate
  • Sunday – Day of rest; no chores, except what’s absolutely necessary

Join me this upcoming week and take the Easter Challenge! All you have to do is prayerfully commit to doing at least one of the activities shared each day. Then come back to BHE and share what you and your spouse (and your family) did and what God’s been teaching you.

Easter Challenge

Grab this button to share on your blog or site to show you’re doing the Easter Challenge.  Even if you can’t commit to the whole week, pick one of the above activities to do all week, or pick a day that works best for you and share. Right click and save the image to your computer, and upload to your site. Be sure to link back to this post! Please share this post on your social media sites! 

If you do complete all 8 days, come back on Resurrection Sunday or the days following and collect your “I Completed the Easter Challenge” button. 

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5 Comments

  1. Thanks for providing all these great ideas and resources, Hannah. It hardly feels like Palm Sunday around here. We’re having “thunder snow” and supposed to get up to 12 inches! But I think these suggestions might get me more in an Easter mood and certainly more Christ-focused. Thanks so much for linking your great article up at Wedded Wed, my friend!

    • Thanks Beth. I always appreciate your comments and I love linking up on your blog. We’ve had 8-12 inches of snow between yesterday and today, but at least the sun is out. We’re making praise rocks now… waiting for them to dry. I’ll be posting pics when the paint/glitter drys. Have a wonderful Palm Sunday!

  2. Wonderful post and insights Hannah. Am in awe of your chore chart :) just thinking how that would make things easier for me! I keep most of my schedule in my head (and you know that goes sometimes)!

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