Spending Holy Week with my young children has been an unexpected blessing. Our traditions help us grow together as Christians.
The church calendar has no time for frenetic, harried mindlessness. (Which is a shame, because I’d be great at that.)
When modern people think about prayer, often we wonder “does prayer work?” But that question rests on false assumptions. Real prayer works – on us.
If I want to be able to absorb all the new life Easter has to offer – all the resistance it offers to the powers of sin in our broken world – I need the grace that comes with honest confession and repentance.
Sandra Montes reflects… Since Easter is my favorite time of the year, I have always made a big deal about it with my son.
You visit the earth and water it… You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. – Psalm 65 During Lent on […]
Well here I am. I am stuck in the middle. The middle of Lent. And I am waiting. And I am tired of it.
“This place has freed you. Now go and free others.” I am not sure if she will ever remember speaking those words to me, but those […]
Today is Ash Wednesday – the official beginning to Lent. You might have noticed that even though Grow Christians is meant to be a Lenten […]
My 5-year-old daughter most emphatically does NOT believe in “a season for everything.”