Happy Easter and Passover!



Easter baloon

To children everywhere Easter is jelly beans, bunnies, plastic eggs filled with candy and money, baskets full of chocolate and all things that are sweet and delicious.

Easter eggs

Easter hunt

To adults it has more meaning – Christ has arisen!

It is a time to reflect on our own self worth.

It is a time to put our best foot forward in God’s image.

It is a time to teach our children the real reason for Easter and Passover.

It is a time to be kind and caring and carry this theme throughout the year.

It is a time to love one another and accept our differences.

It is a time to encourage our children to be the best that they can be.

It is a time to do all we can do to make our world a better place.

It is a time to pray to God to give us the strength and courage and conviction to do all the above.

I pray that everyone will have a blessed and Happy Easter and Passover!

My peace lily has two flowers to share for Easter.

My cactus is doing its best to send along some flowers for Easter. For that I am thankful! It also flowers around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Cactus flowering for EasterHere are some Easter flowers to perk up your spirits. In the photo below you can still see some snow patches outside my backyard. I positioned the Easter Lily in front. Hopefully all the snow will be gone by Easter Sunday.

Easter lilies

Here is a lovely Easter Flower Basket that I plan to share on Sunday with my family.

Easter flowers

Thank you for stopping by! It’s always nice to see you! Come by again soon!


Please excuse the promotion below. Couldn’t help myself. I had to mention how important it is for children to love one another not just today but every day.

A perfect book for Easter is Lamby the Lonely Lamb – about a purple lamb. Check it out on Amazon. I wrote it for my granddaughter when she was only four years old. She is now nine! Time does fly!

This book teaches children to be kind to one another and accept differences of color.

Book Blurb:

Lamby is a very different lamb because of his color. He is very lonely and only wants to be accepted by the other lambs. Find out what lesson Lamby learns when a little girl, Leah, comes to the farm where Lamb lives.




Happy Reading! Reading is good for your health!

Blessings of the season to you and yours and lots of hugs!


Peace Lily

My peace lily has two flowers for Easter! First time!

About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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12 Responses to Happy Easter and Passover!

  1. tidalscribe says:

    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Jennie says:

    Wonderful post, Janice. Happy Easter to you!

  3. wolfpug says:

    Have a very Happy & Blessed Easter! Snow is all gone here in Bridgeport, NY. My cactus is still blooming also!!

  4. Amy Caudill says:

    Beautiful sentiments, Janice! I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!

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