Writing Prompts: Eastertide

Week 1: How To Take Heart In The Midst of a Trial

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Image: Dwelling In The Word

You needn’t look at recent world events to know that being a Christ-follower is not always easy. Trials, sorrows, and ridicule can pull you down.

Think of how discouraged and alone Jesus must have felt after sharing the Passover meal with His close friends and they abandoned Him … He was arrested … He was put on trial.

Yet even knowing what was to come, Jesus told His disciples in The Upper Room, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33).

Writing Prompt

How do you take heart when you’re feeling defeated and discouraged?


Week 2: Life’s Flavors – Salty, Sour, Bitter, Sweet

Chocolate: as a favorite flavor, rate it on a scale of 1 to 10.  Maybe like me, you can’t imagine the world without sweet tastes. I also can’t imagine the world without the sweet taste of God’s Word. In Psalm 119:103, David says, “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”

Writing Prompt

Humans can detect 4 basic flavors: salty, sour, bitter, and sweet. What flavors do you feel, see, taste, when you read God’s Word … and why?


Week #3: When a Dark Moment Becomes a Saving Moment

What would you describe as your darkest moment?

In Christ’s darkest hour, He hung upon the cross. Yet because He pressed on, the darkest moment became our saving moment. We have new hope, reconciled and forgiven, from His pain.

Writing Prompt

What good can come from some of your darkest hours?


Week #4:What’s Your New, Next Hope?

The Easter lily, rich in symbolism, has become a mainstay in the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection. The trumpet-shaped flower announces a new life and a new season. Its white petals symbolize Christ’s purity and hope.

Writing Prompt

During this Easter season, take time to reflect upon how Christ’s death and resurrection have changed your life and brought you to a new season. Journal about your old self and your new self. ?