He lives!

Happy Easter weekend, friends!

Matthew 28:6 says, “He is not here, HE HAS RISEN, just as He said. ”

My personal relationship with Jesus is THE most important thing in my life.  If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and have any questions about your faith, my faith, or whatever, please feel free to email me.  I’d be happy to send you a word of encouragement and share a bit about why I put my faith in Jesus Christ.  mixandmatchmama@yahoo.com

I’ve posted many, many times about my faith here on my blog.  You can read my post about finding faith HERE along with a post on my daily quiet time HERE and a post on books you should read HERE.

If you’re local and looking for some fun Easter things to do this weekend, check out this stuff…

our church has a whole host of fun holiday things for the whole family that are FREE:

Friday, April 19
3:00-8:00pm (Come & Go)

Saturday, April 20


Saturday, April 20
Worship Center: 5:00pm

Sunday, April 21
Sunrise Service: 7:00am
Worship Center: 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00am

I would LOVE to see you at these events!  Please come out, have the best time and then give me a HUG!!  It would make my day!!

If you’re not local, but just want to watch a really good Easter service online, you can watch our services HERE on Sunday morning.

Friends, Easter is not about all of the fluff…bunnies, eggs, candy and such is fun but it is not why we celebrate.  We celebrate because He lives.  Praise Jesus, He lives!

Happy Easter!  God bless you all!

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  • Sarah April 19, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Love how you boldly share your faith on your blog, especially, since there is so much criticism and persecution for being a follower of Christ in the world we live in today. Thanks for your encouragement. Love your blog.

  • Alexis deZayas April 19, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Happy Easter to you and your sweet family Shay!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams April 19, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Wishing you and your family a happy Easter Shay! Have a great weekend!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Sarah M April 19, 2019 at 6:37 am

    I wrote about the same thing today too!! http://www.torontosam.ca/2019/04/happy-easter.html?m=1

    Easter is my favourite holiday!!

    He is risen! Risen indeed!

  • Carly April 19, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Shay, you have done so much for my faith. Happy Easter, thank you.

  • Melissa April 19, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Thank you for sharing your faith and emphasizing the importance of having a relationship with God. Happy Easter to you and your family!

  • Ralinn April 19, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Happy Easter. He is Risen Indeed!

  • Kimm April 19, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Happy Easter Shay !!!

  • Holly April 19, 2019 at 8:00 am

    PRAISE be to God for his perfect plan, that his Son Jesus would take our sin to the cross & raise from the grave that we can have the Hope of eternal life with him if we ask him into our hearts and live his truth!! Thank you for not being ashamed of your faith!!

  • Laurie S April 19, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Happy Easter to you and your family…

  • Marcie Hatfield April 19, 2019 at 8:12 am

    LOve it that you use your life as a platform for the gospel…..Thank you!

  • Rebecca Jo April 19, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Happy Easter to you!!!
    HE IS RISEN!!!

  • Kathy Shirk April 19, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Happy Easter! I love the simplicity and boldness in today’s message sharing your faith.

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  • Taylor April 19, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Amen sister! Have a good weekend!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 19, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Happy Easter, Shay! Enjoy your long weekend off! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter April 19, 2019 at 9:53 am

    YES!!! Love these words! XO

  • Narci April 19, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Love this and you! See you this weekend!

  • Patty Anderson April 19, 2019 at 9:58 am

    HE LIVES! Thanks for this post, Shay. I love your holy boldness!

  • Clare Butler April 19, 2019 at 9:58 am

    This is such a special weekend! I just love this time of year and the feeling I get when I remember that our Jesus defeated the grave! He is alive!!!

  • Sandi Kellman April 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Loving how your entire family glorifies our risen Savior. Watching your brothers season on the bachelor, along with your mom and dad has been such an encouragement to me. I love the way you all continue to hold up the banner of His goodness and love. Thank you for continuing to be a family that’s show off our awesome God. He has risen. For you and me. Too amazing for this girl to ponder, but He went willingly!!! Bless you all


  • Francesca April 19, 2019 at 10:16 am

    I love this quote that I heard once: “You have to have your Good Friday before you can have your Easter.” The struggle is not without purpose. I feel that this can apply to many things in all of our lives. Happy Easter weekend to you and your family!!

  • Sheaffer Sims April 19, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Happy Easter weekend, friend! I love that you are a light for Him.

  • Laura April 19, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    <3 <3 <3

  • Lea Culp April 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Indeed and thanks for such an inspiring post. We had a chilling worship service today that was just icing on the cake for us as we worshiped as a family. Happy week!