Friday, April 2, 2010

Yay...FREE FRIDAY!!


Happy Yay...Free/Good Friday Everyone!

As we celebrate the death/resurrection of our Savior this weekend, I ask you to open your Bibles. Let us all be still, ponder and absorb what Jesus really did for us... Holy Spirit, meet us and help us understand a little bit more...

"And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. and behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised" Matthew 27: 50-52

Then, at dawn on the Sabbath...

"And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you" And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples and behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him." Matthew 28:2-9

Wow...can you even imagine?

This week for Yay...Free Friday we will be giving away another Baby be Blessed Gift Certificate valued at $56.00!

To enter, please leave a comment below this post.

Please share with us some of your favorite Easter Bible verses.

Winner will be announced on Monday, and don't forget Show us your Basket!! (details on the sidebar)

For additional entries...if you share our giveaway with others via blog, twitter, facebook, please leave an additional comment for each. Do not leave in one comment. ex: I also shared on facebook (with your link) = an additional entry!

Thanks everyone!!
Tina

ps~ Girly Girl Giveaways is also giving away a gift certificate...head on over! http://girlygirlgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-baby-be-blessed-doll.html

77 comments:

Jill said...

I SO ENJOYED reading the passages of the Resurrection! Thank you! We are having the most glorious weather and it is so fitting for this Easter weekend.

Blessings to you as you celebrate!

Gina said...

Happy Easter! rhower@gmail.com

boltefamily said...

Philippians 3:10-12
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
kbolte01@gmail.com

boltefamily said...

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1250199924#!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1250199924

Shared on FB!

scbride said...

Thanks your for reminding me of the true meaning of Easter. I am struggling today and this has helped. Happy Easter to all.

FamiliaGarcia97 said...

love your dolls..

chadjenniferwittrock said...

Love your site and dolls!

Jennifer
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Jonda said...

I don't have a favorite verse for Easter. My favorite image is Jesus in the Garden giving his will over to God. Something I strive for everyday.
Have a blessed Easter!

Cindy S. said...

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:8-11

Have a blessed Easter!

Paula said...

He is RISEN!

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Marcy said...

Awesome...hope I win!

Marcy said...

I shared on my blog too

Marcy said...

I also shared on facebook!

Marcy said...

I shared on twitter. Thanks so much for your passage this morning...just what I needed to hear!

The Lewis's said...

Matthew 28! He is RISEN!

Divine Mrs D said...

I would love to give this to a friend I've just made in the blog world. She deserves all the love she gets!!

Beckie said...

John 19:30
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

I like this verse because it is a good reminder of the great sacrifice Jesus made on the cross, but also the ultimate victory over sin and death. The struggle, the war, the hopelessness is finished! Halelujah!

Jessica said...

Happy Easter! Great giveaway. Thank you!! larssonkj@comcast.net

Amanda said...

love your dolls!
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dr_kbh90 said...

Thank you for posting such a wonderful passage and post. A wonderful way to start off this Good Friday. It was a year ago TODAY that we were traveling to China to meet our precious little girl. The scripture that comes to mind for ALL God's wonderful gifts and blessings, including the precious gift of His son, is 2 Corinthians 9:15 "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift." May your Good Friday and Easter be blessed.
HE IS RISEN!

Aimee said...

I especially like how it is written in John 20:1-18.

Melissa said...

Romans 1:4-5
And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Aimee said...

I blogged about it:

http://wvgurl.blogspot.com/2010/04/free-friday-giveaway.html

Ashleigh said...

Hebrews 12:2
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Sara said...

Thank you for sharing the word of the LORD today! I love your ministry and am so excited to get a doll for my sweet daughter. Glory to God forever! Have a Happy Easter!

Ash & Julie said...

Happy Easter BbB!

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Makila said...

Happy Easter!

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Kelly said...

I will read again in my bible today about Jesus dying on the cross and rising again! thank you for the verses you gave!

Aimee said...

I also shared this on Facebook.

The Gang's Momma! said...

I love Philippians 3:10+ also, for the descriptions of WHAT the Cross means for the life of those who believe.

I'd love to win the gift certificate to get a dolly for my Li'l Empress. She's just starting to really get into imaginative play and it's fun to watch her "feed" her sister's babies.

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mrslinares said...

He is RISEN! Matthew 28

The Gang's Momma! said...

Posted on my FB wall

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1001844829&ref=mf

April said...

He is RISEN!

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Mia White said...

Greater love has no one than this, that He should lay His life down for His friend. John 15:13
Happy Easter!

Jenn Slayton said...

Happy Easter! Favorite Easter verse: When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit (John 19:30).

jen_slayton@yahoo.com

Chelsea P said...

Luke 22:42-44. I can't actually say it is a favorite because it makes me sad, but I think it is powerful that Jesus got a glimpse of what he would experience on the day of His crucifixion and that it was so overwhelming that an angel had to come strengthen Him. He suffered tremendously for us. And He chose it. He knew what was coming and how horrible it would be and He chose it because He loved us THAT much. Incredible.

Daughter of the King said...

"The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.'" Matthew 28:5-6a (NIV)

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Daughter of the King said...

Retweeted your Twitter post.

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Beach Mama said...

This week me and the kids have made Benjamin Boxes (similar to Resurrection eggs). My girls, ages 4 & 5, have been memorizing John 3:16. Pretty much sums it up in one sentence. Glory to God!

The Dobies Family said...

Happy Easter!

SarahinOK said...

I love the beauty/intentionality of the verses leading up to Jesus' death and resurrection... seeing that he was anointed with oil in the house of a leper, seeing his heart and anguish over what was going to happen in the garden of gethsemane. These passages truly remind me of the love and passion of our Lord- that he knew exactly the price he was paying and for whom he was paying it... Such love.
Thanks for the giveaway!

sarah loves india at hotmail dot com

hollylpate said...

I am so thankful for people like you. Happy Friday. Happy Easter. May everyone know the true meaning of easter.

If I win, my gift will be going to a local childrens home for battered women and children. Their are a few little girls there that would love to have something to comfort them.

Bless you all for what you do!

Much Love and Easter Blessings,
Holly

hollylpate@bellsouth.net

BeLoVed AiMeE said...

"And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. and behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised" Matthew 27: 50-52


amen and Thank You Jesus!

belovedaimee@hotmail.com

Tina said...

I went with a favorite Good Friday quote because after all today is Good Friday & the whole reason we celebrate Good Friday/Easter in the first place.

Jesus cried with a loud voice: "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.
In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me.
Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God."
- Luke 23:46

sntbosch said...

He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
1 Thessalonians 5:10
Happy Easter

Beth said...

One of my favorite Easter passages is when Jesus is praying..

John 17:23

I am one with them, and you are one with me, so that they may become completely one. Then this world's people will you that you sent me. They will know that you love my followers as much as you love me.

Beth said...

I shared on facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=510538197&ref=nf

Beth said...

and twitter!

http://twitter.com/cherrylemonRN

Beth said...

and my blog! can you tell I REALLY want to win!? :)

http://safeinthishouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/baby-be-blessed.html

The Ramirez Family said...

He is RISEN! Matthew 28

I love this one!!!

The Ramirez Family said...

I face booked about it. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1527016155

Hope said...

I hope you have a great Easter!

lindaharden said...

Galatians 2:20 (New American Standard Bible)

20"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me."

Have a Blessed Easter! In Him, Linda Harden

lindaharden said...

I blogged about your site!

Linda Harden

Amber said...

1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...

Hope you have a great Easter!

Josh, Leslie, Mila and Landon said...

Philippians 2:5-11
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Josh, Leslie, Mila and Landon said...
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Josh, Leslie, Mila and Landon said...

I shared on twitter:

www.twitter.com/mrs_stamps

Julie said...

He is not here; He is RISEN!

julie@uppercrustcakes.com

Spears said...

He was pierced for our trangressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:5-6
thanks for the giveaway. Happy Easter!
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anonymouseandcheese said...

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. - Matthew 28:6

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Becki said...

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. - Matthew 28:6

David and Melody said...

Of course, John 3:16 comes to mind. I also am constantly singing the hymn 'Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Alleluia!'...So grateful for His ultimate sacrifice to repair my wicked heart! Praise Him! He is Risen!

Dave said...

He is not here, He has RISEN! Blessings to you as you celebrate Easter!

Charity said...

Thank you for sharing the passages about Christ's resurrection. Happy Resurrection Day!

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Lynda said...

I today just reinforced the store of Jesus Christ rising from the tomb today with my 8 and 6 year old. Its so amazing to watch their eyes grow wide each time I tell them the story. I think they actually "got it" this year because they asked so many questions afterward. Thank you so much for sharing the passages in your blog. My eight year old and I read them together :)

Lynda said...

I shared this on facebook as well! mommy2my3kiddos@gmail.com

Michelle Turner said...

Happy Easter!
Michelle
pageturnercrafts@gmail.com

Malyn Sneed said...

Happy Easter!

Romans 6:8-11 (New King James Version)
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

YAY! So awesome to celebrate our Savior's resurrection this weekend! :)

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Bekah said...

Phillippians 3!

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faith said...

Love these verses! Thanks for sharing. Your site is always so inspiring to me. Here's one of my Easter favorites.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us

And I've also been reflecting on the song "the wondrous cross"

Jennifer Thompson said...

He is not here! He is RISEN!

Happy Easter!!!

Samantha said...

I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter!

I loved reading your post, they always inspire me greatly.

eggspressions said...

oops posted in the wrong spot...Here are my two favorite easter verses:
Philippians 3:10-12
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. (NIV)Matthew 27:50-53
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.(NIV)

Matthew 27:50-53
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.(NIV)
ea_eggspressions@yahoo.com

GinSpaghetti said...

Romans 8:28 is a favorite, so is the entire Proverbs 27 and 31. I also love scripture in Joshua that refers to God commanding us to trust him and have courage. Wow.

Happy Easter girls!

It Is Worth It said...

not sure if im too late to comment...but one of our favorite verses is acts 2:24...but God raised Him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep it's hold on him.
Amen :)

Happy Resurrection Day!

The Gibsons

nikki said...

I'm not sure of my favorite scripture for the death, burial, and resurrection, but I LOVE when any church sings "Up from the grave he arose..." You can't sing it without smiling like crazy for how much he loved us and chose such a BIG way to show us that!

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