rising in the yeast

If you’re one of my regular followers of Efthimiou’s Kitchen, you’re in the right place! A lot has been going on in our lives (when is it not?), and one of those things is the rebranding of my blog! I’ve been thinking about it and working on it for months. If you are thinking about starting a food blog, email me—I have lists of names for you.

(This post is featuring Joy the Baker’s chocolate marbled Italian Easter bread!)

IMG_1682IMG_1683IMG_1690IMG_1729IMG_1721FullSizeRenderIMG_1700This week, Holy Week, seemed like a perfect time to introduce my new blog. Contrary to popular belief, Easter is not about dyeing and hiding eggs, the Easter bunny, or whether or not there will be an Easter Egg Roll this year. Easter is about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and our restoration in Him. It is so easy to get distracted by festivities, politics, our work, our families, and to forget that all of this will pass away.

“Sleep and take your rest later on.  See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.  Rise, let us be going; see my betrayer is at hand.”  Matthew 26: 45-46

It is no wonder that we live in such a broken world when we nailed our Savior to a tree. Thank you Lord that Easter is coming!

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness. I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress. No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young men shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed. They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.  They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.  They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord, and their descendants with them.  Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.”  Isaiah 65:17-24

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