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Guest Post with Lee Ann Mancini Author of God’s Easter Miracles

Many children eagerly anticipate waking up on Easter morning to see a basket full of colorful Easter eggs, shiny wrapped candy, chocolate bunnies, Peeps, jellybeans, and perhaps even a toy. As a young child, I remember excitedly waking up to find a basket like this waiting for me every Easter morning. Although I knew Jesus had something to do with this holiday, I did not fully understand the significance of His death and resurrection.

Some parents do not teach their children about the Easter Bunny; others celebrate the Easter holiday alongside the long-standing tradition of the Easter Bunny. How can we find a balance between the two and ensure our children appreciate the true meaning of Easter? We should explain the importance of Easter to them as believers in Jesus. Tell them Easter is a celebration of Jesus and not the bunny in the basket. Children have a great capacity to learn new things at an early age. Take comfort in knowing that their ability to learn is far greater than any limitations we as parents face in our ability to explain complex concepts.

We can help our children understand the real meaning of Easter without forcing them to give up their fun childhood fantasies. After all, we don’t give up our Christmas trees at Christmas. With that in mind, here are some fun activities for the Easter season that can help you explain Jesus’ death and resurrection to your young children:

  • Teach your children the jellybean prayer.
  • Bake resurrection cookies.
  • Make resurrection rolls.
  • Dye resurrection eggs.
  • Have an Easter egg hunt. Leave a few plastic eggs empty as an opportunity to remind your children about the empty tomb.
  • Put chocolate crosses in your children’s Easter basket. Many candy manufacturers sell religious themed Easter candy.
  • A very fun activity is Egglo’s Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt, which helps children “see the light of Jesus.” It includes a storybook and DVD.

My newest book release, “God’s Easter Miracles,” is a unique Easter story that will help your children learn the true meaning of Easter while teaching them to have love and compassion for others!

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ABOUT LEE ANN MANCINI:

Lee Ann Mancini’s desire is for children to begin to know and love Jesus from an early age. This passion led her to seek out books for her own children that portrayed an active relationship with Jesus in a relatable way. She knew communicating God’s truth through captivating words and compelling illustrations is a crucial part of establishing that foundation.

An adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, Mancini holds a master’s degree in Christian studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as Knox Theological Seminary. She holds a board position with the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and the Alexandrian Forum and maintains memberships with organizations such as the Christian Small Publishers Association and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Mancini is an active member in her local community, visiting schools to share the Adventures of the Sea Kids series with children, as well as speaking to women’s groups about the redemptive power of the Gospel represented through the types of brides of the church. Learn more about Mancini and the Adventures of the Sea Kids at glmpublishing.net.

 

 

Why I Write by Rebecca Hubbard Author Guest Post

Today we welcome author Rebecca Hubbard to the eBook Review Gal blog. Rebecca is the author of The Gift and is currently touring with her children’s book via My Book Tour. Rebecca has some interesting things to say about her life as a writer, so let’s get started!

“Why I write” by Rebecca Hubbard

eBook Review Gal Author Guest Post by Rebecca Hubbard.

Writing has been a part of my life since early elementary school. I remember writing my first poem on fat lined school paper. I do not remember what my first poem was about but I recall writing to understand the things I was experiencing in my life. I also wrote about nature and things I wondered about.

If I wasn’t on a horse or reading a book, then I was writing something. Growing up, writing was a salve and a constant companion. I did not start writing for others until I was a therapist.

As a therapist I began using my writing skills to help my young clients cope with traumas and difficult experiences. This started out with me telling them very short stories.

Then I started writing short stories that they could take home. My first story of this nature was called “Sneaky Pee.” My process evolved into creating stories for a larger audience of children.

My passion is writing stories for children who do not have books that reflect the trauma that happened to them. I want all children who have experienced traumatic events to be able to find a book that helps them feel that they are not alone, and gives them hope that they can feel better.

It is an honor to shed light on the problems children face and on their resilient and beautiful spirits. The majority of the stories I have written are to be used in a therapeutic setting. These stories do not have a publisher so they are not available at this time.

While the “The Gift” leans itself to as a therapeutic story, it also stands alone simply as a children’s book. enjoy writing stories that help children grow and learn about themselves and the world around them.

I know I will continue to write these types of stories, as well as the ones that are more specialized. I cannot imagine my life without writing stories for children. It is an honor and a privilege to give a voice to children who feel they do not have one.

ABOUT REBECCA HUBBARD

Rebecca J. Hubbard is a master’s level Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over twenty years of experience working with children and their families. She began writing short stories as a child for her own amusement and enjoyment. Rebecca discovered that she could facilitate the healing of her young clients by writing stories for them.

Currently, Rebecca works at Spirit Reins as a clinician and as the clinical supervisor where she practices Natural Lifemanship, ™ a Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy™ model.

Rebecca is a native Texan, who enjoys spending time with friends and family, including her two dogs, Idgie and Sully, and her two horses, Cash and Cloud. She also loves to read, paint and garden. Rebecca encourages readers to connect with her via her website and Amazon Author Page.

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