Tonight one of my boys burst into tears just as I grabbed the bible to start our reading of Romans. He had just remembered that he lost his homework that is due tomorrow and half-way finished.* I took a deep breath. “We’ll find it buddy, it is time to read Romans now.”
Reading some beautiful picture books of the Christmas stories is easily one of the most delightful and simple ways to focus our preparations on the birth of Christ. So head to your library, bookstore, or the Amazon marketplace and while you are at it, pick up some hot chocolate and marshmallows then prepare to snuggle up in front of twinkly lights.
My boys and I adore our annual All Saints celebration. Though it varies from year to year, the celebration always includes a game we call […]
Over a decade ago, while in seminary I began researching children’s spirituality. I read whatever I could and looked at (and tried) lots of things, […]
Or should I say “Seven weeks of feasting?!?!?!”
Hope is the word I’m clinging to during this Lent.
As I think ahead to Lent, I know the place I need to start is in prayer.
At Epiphany we celebrate that Jesus came as the savior of the whole world.
The key to expanding our traditions and journeying joyfully into the church year is three fold – flexibility, simplicity and repeatability.
Advent is the beginning of church year, which means late November is the end: a good time to focus on the past year’s gifts.