Stale Peanut Butter Eggs

5 April 2010

Christopher J Wiles

pastor | writer | speaker

Easter’s over. At least, that’s the impression you get from the retail industry. From what I hear, there’s nary a peanut butter egg to be found. I mean, you’d think they’d put em out on clearance or something, but nope; nada.

Where once there stood many a row of pastel-colored bags and wrappers, retailers are now hastily putting together cheap patio furniture and displays of picnic supplies knowing that with just the right “planogram” and “signage” (insider jargon of the retail industry…try not to let anyone know that you got such technical words from me), you can convince Sally and Joe Sixpack that barbeque season is right around the corner.

All while the rest of us fumble through the scratchy pile of papery Easter grass, hoping for that one, last stale peanut butter egg in the bottom of the basket.

Easter is a significant holiday. And as much as I’m partial to jelly beans, I find it disheartening that we are so quick to move on. In a culture where we endlessly watch the same youtube clips of American Idol bloopers again and again, we’re just as ready to hurry our way through life’s quiet observances, waiting for the next opportunity to slap down our Visa and purchase another small piece of that American dream.

Well no more.

Forgive the drama. But if you’ve read this blog with more than a passing glance, you know that one of my many purposes in owning and operating my own blog is to provide a place of reflection on faith and culture.

To that end the next several weeks are all about Easter, bunnies or no bunnies. From now until the day of Pentecost (roughly 50 days from today), there will be a series of posts that focus on the message of Easter: the cross, the resurrection, and future hope.

This series will also be concluding during the week of this blog’s (ahem) “birthday” party. While a blog’s first birthday isn’t terribly exciting, I do wish to stop and thank my loyal readers and fans, so at that time I’ll be giving away a free book to one of my subscribers (if you want in, just click the little button on the right side of the screen…there ya go).

So stay tuned. And save one of those peanut butter eggs for me.

5 April 2010

Christopher J Wiles

pastor | writer | speaker

Chris is a writer and speaker. He currently serves as teaching pastor at Tri-State Fellowship and as a research writer for Docent Research Group.

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