Thursday, April 17, 2014

Resurrection Rolls

When searching for faith based Easter activities, I can across the recipe for Resurrection Rolls and knew they would be a fun activities for my kids and a great way to reinforce the real meaning of Easter.

Ingredients Needed

Crescent Roll Dough
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
3 Tablespoons Butter (melted)

How to Make Resurrection Rolls 

Step 1 - Melt the butter in one bowl

Step 2 - Combine the Sugar and Cinnamon in another bowl

Step 3 - Place one triangle shaped piece of crescent roll on a plate.  This represents the tomb.

Step 4 - Take a marshmallow.  This represents the body of Christ.

Step 5 - Dip the marshmallow in the butter and then roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture.  This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.

Step 6 - Place the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap the dough around it.  Be sure to pinch the edges of the dough tightly to prevent the marshmallow from oozing out of the cracks while it is cooking.

Step 7 - Place the rolls on a cookie sheet and bake according to the direction on the crescent roll package.

Step 8 - When rolls are done, remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.  Once cooled, break open a roll and it will be empty.  Just like Jesus's tomb.

These rolls were quick, easy and fun to make.  We made these rolls after dinner for an evening snack, but they would also be a great addition to Easter morning breakfast.

You may also be interested in: Faith based Easter Activities for Kids

Are You An Angel?

Blessings to you ladies!

As I sit here thinking about what to write, I am thinking about how thankful I am that God provides guardian angels for His children.  We may or may not be able to see the angels He sends to protect us, to lift us up and give us encouragement every day.  Sometimes our angels are our family, friends, co-workers, or even strangers. 

I know throughout my life there have been numerous times where a guardian angel has helped me or saved me from some danger.  I believe God brings certain people into our lives at different times to be those guardian angels who watch over us.  I also believe that God calls us to be someone else's guardian angel.  This thought brings to my mind a song co-written and sung by Francesca Battistelli called, "Angel By Your Side."  The song is about being there for others when they are going through a difficult time.  It’s not hard to be an angel to someone else.  It could be standing by a family member's or friend’s side as a physician gives them bad news.  It could be holding your child tightly when he or she has a bad dream and wakes up crying.  It could be leaving your husband a note of encouragement in his lunchbox to let him know you are thinking of him and you love him. 

Being an angel to someone else doesn’t mean you can fix everything that is going wrong in their life because that is not possible.  You may not be able to fix anything that is going wrong in someone else’s life.  However, you can be there to hold them, to love them and to remind them that God loves them, too. 

Last week, one of my sisters lost one of her earthly guardian angels—her husband of thirty-five years.  They have been through almost every trial you can imagine.  But, he was always there for her.  If there was only one song I could play for her at this time, it would be Francesca Battistelli’s song, “Angel By Your Side.”   

I want to challenge you to be someone's angel today and every day.  There are so many people around us who are hurting and need prayers.  They need someone to care.  Even if we cannot physically or financially do a lot for them, we can still listen.  We can be their prayer warrior and pray with them and for them.  


Francesca Battistelli - Listen To "Angel By Your Side"

"For He will command his angels concerning you  to guard you in all your ways."  Psalm 91:11 ESV

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mr. Chicken feeds the Mom Squad


If breakfast is the most meal of the day, then the 95.5 The Fish Mom Squad  made a  great choice last week.  Locally owned Mr. Chicken treated us to delicious food and shared information about new ideas and menu options.  As a mom, it was encouraging to hear that they use high grade chicken that is never frozen and are loyal to local farmers.   Mr. Chicken has an amazing passion for serving the marginalized in  Northeast Ohio and especially those that experience a lack of food and nutrition.  They have committed to donating $250.000  to this cause.

What a pleasure it was to meet Dan Feldman and Christine McManus from Mr. Chicken.  They shared with the group the history and mission of the business which includes a 47 year legacy.

Not only were we treated to a delicious meal, we left with what every mom loves...COUPONS!
Whether you are looking for a quick dinner or a caterer for a large event...give Mr. Chicken a call.  Tell them the Mom Squad sent you!