The Sandwich Generation Prepares for Easter During Lent 2012: Cross Medley

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Encouraging Bible verses and devotions for Lent for the Sandwich Generaton family from grand kids to elderly senior parentsLent 2012 arrived on Wednesday. And since then, my grandsons and I have been reading 1 Corinthians 1:18 together every time we've been together. My goal is to share with them, and you, a variety of encouraging and comforting Bible verses and hymns – old and new – centered on the cross of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and that was the first one. I thought that would be a great way to help prepare our hearts for Easter, along with some easy crafts and activities for kids and seniors alike. And boy, I need to get busy and find their Easter Resurrection Eggs. At the speed our days fly by, there's no time to waste. 🙂 

One of my senior dad's favorite old Christian hymns was The Old Rugged Cross. I can't wait to share this YouTube video with the grandkids. It features The Acoustix Barbershop Quartet, singing Hymns of the Cross Medley, which includes The Old Rugged Cross. And yes, that's Bill Gaither introducing them at the beginning. In fact, they actually joined with the Gaithers Homecoming Tours family on two video projects a few years ago – Amazing Grace and Rock of Ages. And one other interesting piece of trivia for all of us grandparents – one of the singers, Rick Middaugh, is also a grandfather!  :)  

Wasn't that lovely? I do love Acapella! How about you? And didn't you enjoy hearing those blessed old Christian hymns that have encouraged Christians down through the years, including all of us in the Sandwich Generation as we share them with our grandkids. Talk about leaving a sweet spiritual legacy! What a treat and a treasure on this first Sunday in Lent 2012 as we join with…

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  1. Hi Kaye!
    I love The Old Rugged Cross, too.
    I’m glad you are pausing with me and all the others.
    Happy Sunday to you!

    • Whidbey Woman
    • February 26, 2012

    Hi Kaye, Thanks for the tips about comments. It has been happening with Blogger. A glitch, I guess. I’m sure they will get it fixed. In the meantime, I turned off the spam words.
    I remember the Resurrection Eggs! I did that with my kids. It was so much fun and really brought the Easter Story to life. I would encourage all parents and/or grandparents to make those!
    Have a good week!

  2. Hi Pom Pom – Fun to see you, as well, for a Pause in Lent. Have a blessed week. 🙂

  3. I’m sorry to hear that Whidbey Woman, but I bet you’re right. Patience is definitely a virtue when it comes to tech glitches 🙂 And thanks for sharing your fun family memories of the Easter Resurrection eggs. They ARE great! 🙂 Blessings. 🙂

  4. Hi Kaye!

    That is a great thing to do with the kids! That song is always a fav.

    I so appreciate your support of Miracle Makeover, your comments and encouragement. We have all done something lovely together!The Gradys continually give back to others and pass it on….

    Many blessings!


    • Floss
    • February 27, 2012

    Oh yes, this was one of my Grandma’s favourites, too! Because we grew up in very traditional English Methodist churches, and stayed in the Methodist church until we moved to France, it wasn’t out of our own experience, either – our churches would mix Graham Kendrick with Moodey and Sankey, and Wesley, of course! I like traditional hymns, and miss them these days.

    • Dormouse
    • February 27, 2012

    What a musical Pause we’re having this week! I have enjoyed three different types of music…all of which have been moving. Thank you for this.

  5. Hi Floss, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 I love both the traditional old Christian hymns and the contemporary praise and worship hymn songs and music and love sharing it all with my grandkids. And thanks, too, for the fun comment about LEGO and LEGOs – who knew. 🙂 But any way you spell them – they are GREAT, aren’t they. 🙂 Have a blessed week.

  6. Hi Dormouse, Isn’t it nice. 🙂 I do love sweet music. Have a blessed week.

  7. Thanks so much, Kelee. And thanks for all your hard work. Have a blessed week.

  8. Beautiful. I spent the first 40+ years of my life in a church that sang only A Capella so this video brought back lots of memories.

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