The Easter Egg Hunt

At least for this year, the Easter egg hunt and many other traditions families have will at least be limited, if not canceled all together. An Easter egg hunt is still possible, in an immediate family setting but it isn’t happening in a big picture sort of way.

When I was a kid, the Easter egg hunts were always more fun at my grandmother’s house. Why? It was more fun when there were more people. Sure, if you were by yourself you got all the eggs, but when all the cousins were there, let the games begin. It was so much fun to be the one who got the most eggs. Usually, the parents were willing to hide the eggs once, but when that was done we were on our own, running around the yard seeing how hard we could make the hiding places.

When a little cousin was around, we kept our eyes on the painfully obvious examples so the littlest could get eggs in their basket. The other thing I remember was, the eggs filled with candy almost never went out again. I would always be glad to share the hard-boiled eggs. I was never willingly going to share the eggs with candy in them. I am also amazed my mother let us continue to play with something we were going to eat. We ate them and we never got sick, at least my sister and I never got sick.

I never got to participate in a huge city hunt. I don’t know if they did those back the old days or not, I just don’t remember doing it back then. In a smaller town its just easier to get there but I also know cities like Houston have those egg hunts today.

2020 may go down in history as the year with no Easter egg hunts (along with a lot of other things). As I have given thought to the things we can and cannot do, the thought of a virtual Easter Egg hunt gained some appeal. First, everyone can gather all the eggs if they want. I am well aware that the idea is not original with me.

There are, I am sure, many more ways to do this than what I thought about. I would have to sit down and think about how but with a virtual egg hunt, you could send kids all over town without there being a need to leave the house. Using pictures taken all over your town. PowerPoint could be a vehicle to carry out your hung.

Another idea is to use the church web page as a place to hide virtual eggs. Participants would find the eggs hidden in various places on the page. It could increase the traffic on your church web page.

I feel certain that someone who has more up-to-date programming skills than I could find ways to do this that I have not even begun to think about. I am really just trying to start a conversation about how we can do something that is both traditional and different in the way we look at Easter. And, traditional doesn’t have to stop at eggs.

What do you say? What plans do you have to re-create the traditional or to do a new things. Share them with us.

Have a blessed evening.

Seeking the genuine.

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

Published by drjkbroyles

I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

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