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Former “Wonder Years” star celebrates two years of faith on Easter Sunday

Danica McKellar, start of the hit TV series “Wonder Years,” said her life changed forever when fellow actress Candace Cameron Bure invited her to church on Palm Sunday.

“Easter week for me this year marks two years of becoming a believer,” she told Fox News. “We saw the passion play there at Shepherd Church. I don’t know what happened. Some people say the Holy Spirit came to me. All I know is that I knew I became a believer, and it was the most wonderful, transformative moment. I was flooded with this knowingness, and I have such peace from that still after two years, and I’m so grateful for it.”

Growing up, McKellar celebrated only the “secular side” of Easter.

“It was the Easter bunny and egg hunts and coloring eggs,” she said “I used to believe in the Easter bunny, so it was a lot of fun. It was a big family celebration, like a lot of holidays. And I’m really grateful to have a family who always made that effort for everyone to come together.”


Now she is teaching her son, Draco, about the faith. “I share with Draco everything I can,” McKellar said. “Again, this is new for me. It’s new for him. So, the rest of my family are fascinated by my journey, and I think I’m rubbing off on them slowly but surely.”

Her father found his faith 25 years ago, well into McKellar’s adulthood, and she found his belief in Christianity “fascinating.”

“‘You seem so happy,'” Danica said she told her father. “‘I’m so happy for you,’ and I’ve gotten that reaction from some people in my life as well. They’re really happy for me, but they’re not connecting with it, and that’s how I was for so many years. I never blame anyone for that. But my wish is that people would be able to find that, because it’s been so amazing for me. You don’t feel alone, no matter what’s going on.”

McKellar said she is reading the Bible all of the way through for the second time this year.

“I attend church, and I have friends that I talk to about it,” she said. “So it’s a beautiful faith journey, and I’m so grateful for the people in it who support that. This is the season of redemption and rebirth. That’s what Easter is.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice


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