While some give up something around lent, I decided to spend more time reading and reflecting on Jesus. I didn’t give up anything this year. I decided to pray more.
This is a time for Jesus. He is the reason for the season. As you consider all the that Jesus did for us during his time on earth and you ponder in your heart all that he does for you, I suggest these titles to help you explain his word to your children.
Did you know…
The popular nursery rhythm: Hot Cross Buns? These sweet sweet rolls with the sign of the cross cut into it are one of several traditional European breads marked with a cross for Good Friday.
According to tradition, these buns originated at St Alban’s Abbey in 1361, where the monks gave them to the poor people who came there. (You may have your own recipe for sweet-rolls to which you can add currants or raisins before shaping and cut a cross in the top before baking; or you can buy them.)
These Good Friday buns were very popular, and were sold by vendors who cried,
Hot cross buns, Hot cross buns! One a-penny two a-penny, Hot cross buns! If you have no daughters, give ’em to your sons! One a-penny two a-penny, Hot cross buns! Click on video to hear the rhyme.
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