Celebrating Easter

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Since we’ve started homesteading, we’ve been doing holidays a little differently than most.  One of the major ideas behind homesteading, for us, was to live a minimal lifestyle.  So with this in mind, we’ve changed how we do things to align with this commitment.

Easter is a wonderful time of year.  To me, it’s more magical than Christmas, because when I think of Easter, I am reminded of the One who defeated death!

The life of Christ is amazing, but to be reminded that He was crucified for ME, wholly undeserving, I am in awe of His purpose.  I often reflect on the song by Sidewalk Prophets, You Loved Me Anyway, and it’s me to a tee!


I am the thorn in your crown
But You love me anyway
I am the sweat from Your brow
But You love me anyway
I am the nail in Your wrist
But You love me anyway
I am Judas’ kiss
But You love me anyway
See now I am the man who yelled out from the crowd
For Your blood to be spilled on this earth shaking ground
Yes then I turned away with a smile on my face
With this sin in my heart, tried to bury Your grace
And then alone in the night I still call out for You
So ashamed of my life, my life, my life

But You love me anyway
Oh God, how You love me
Yes You love me anyway
It’s like nothing in life
That I’ve ever known
Yes You love me anyway
Oh Lord, how You love me


If you aren’t familiar with this song, I encourage you to go listen to it below.  Make sure you have a box of tissues when you do, it will hit you in the feels.


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So, with this in mind, this year we’re treating ourselves to a year subscription of PureFlix.  If you haven’t heard of PureFlix yet, let me tell you a little more about it.  Pure Flix Digital strives to be the most trusted faith and family-friendly video-streaming source on the web. Their mix of family-friendly and wholesome entertainment includes movies for all ages, kid’s animated titles, documentaries, how-to’s, hobbies, educational, health and fitness, sports, outdoors and travel plus many inspirational and devotional titles, all streamed directly to PC’s, iOS, Android and Roku devices.  It’s an amazing deal, at just $10.99 a month, or $99.99 for the year, you get wholesome family entertainment that you don’t have to worry about censoring, and you can watch on up to 5 devices at the same time!  And as an added bonus, right now when you join, you’ll be helping veterans and their families find healing from combat trauma and PTSD by donating to REBOOT Combat Recovery.  Click here to get a free 1-month trial.


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The other thing we’re doing is upgrading our homeschool collection by adding items from Nest Learning.  Recognized as one of the nation’s foremost trusted suppliers of educational products, Nest Learning provides discount prices on a variety of premium homeschool curriculum classroom resources, teacher resources, and school supplies. They’re also the producer of character shaping, educational children’s DVDs which includes the award-winning NEST Animated Hero Classics, Animated Bible Stories series.  You can learn more about Nest Learning here.

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