Happy Hoppin Easter

Easter definitely ranks up top for my favorite holidays. I love the message behind Easter and spending quality time with my family. This break I brought my friend Matthias home with me. We left on Thursday afternoon and even skipped our jazz class. On Thursday evening we enjoyed some delicious Chinese food with my parents at a Chinese Buffet called Supreme Buffet. The food was delicious, and I loved the sushi bar. 

Plate full of food from the buffet

After the buffet, Matthias and I played soccer with my dog Nestle out in the yard. Then we played cards with my parents. My mom learned how to play Euchre for the first time. Fortunately, Matthias and I murdered her and my dad in the game, but we all still enjoyed the game. After cards, we watched four hours worth of television with my parents. I had not watched so much TV in years! 

On Friday we woke up and went out to lunch with some of my friends from high school. Then we enjoyed the beautiful sunshine on Blake’s boat on Lake Springfield. The boat ride was so relaxing, and the weather was very nice. After the boatride we went to Starbucks and enjoyed our drinks outside. When we arrived back at my house my sister was there. It was nice to see her because I had not seen her since Christmas. We all enjoyed a great dinner prepared by dad, and I really have missed his cooking! 

Boating on Lake Springfield

After dinner we taught my mom another new card game for her, Spoons. She was so funny when she played. Everytime she went to grab a spoon she would scream so everyone would know to pick one up. We played for a good hour together. Then we finished the night with watching House. It was definitely a very relaxing and fun day!

Ashley & Morgan playing spoons 

Then on Sunday afternoon, we went to church and heard an awesome message. After church, we went out to eat at the Country Club with my family and our family friends. The food tasted so good. I ate so much food and had my first sweet since lent had started. I consumed a huge piece of carrot cake πŸ™‚

Easter Brunch at the Country Club

Here are the lyrics to “Christ is Risen” We sang this song on Easter, and it does an awesome job of proclaiming Christ’s Rising!

Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame
We fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to him who showed great love
And bled for us
Freely you bled, for us

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave!

Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave!

Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bow to none but heavens will
No scheme of hell, no scoffer’s crown
No burden great can hold you down
In strength you reign
Forever let your church proclaim

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave

Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
The glory of God has defeated the night!

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
Our God is not dead, he’s alive! he’s alive!

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave

Rise up from the grave…

 

Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]

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