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Slowing Down Is Not a Sin


SHARON’S BLOG

Slowing DownWhen our oldest son was almost five years old, my husband and I met some neighbors in the hallway of our apartment building.  After we introduced ourselves, one neighbor looked at our son and said, “So this is Hurry Up Benny!” It seems that the only thing we had ever said in that resonating hallway was “Hurry up, Benny!” on the way from our door to the car.

Do you have many activities that keep you rushing from the door to the car? Is your time being gobbled up by the restless speed of your life? Do you find yourself saying,

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Who Was at the Resurrection?


HIGH SCHOOL PROMPTS

ResurrectionGloom. Despair. Grief. Fear.

There was a violent earthquake. There were angels. There were soldiers who fainted.

Then—joy! Amazement! Rejoicing!

This week is Holy Week for Christians. We remember and celebrate Jesus’ Triumphal Entry, Last Supper, trial, death, and resurrection.

The historical accounts of the resurrection in the Bible mention

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Story Writing: The Resurrection


MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMPTS

resurrectionThis week is Holy Week for Christians. We remember and celebrate Jesus’ Triumphal Entry, Last Supper, trial, death, and resurrection.

All of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) have accounts of the resurrection, but none of the accounts are written in first person.

First-person point of view is when the narrator is telling the story, like this: “I saw the angels,” “I walked up to the tomb,” or “When we saw it was empty, he went in and I backed away.”

The disciple John, when mentioning himself, writes of himself in third person as “the other disciple,” like this: “So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first” (John 20: 3-4). What would his story be like if he had written it in first person?

Many people are mentioned in the accounts of the resurrection: Mary Magdalene and other women, guards, angels, disciples such as Peter and John, chief priests, Cleopas and the other man walking to Emmaus, and Doubting Thomas. What story could they tell?

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