The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, in our modern world, are a source of delighted excitement, building anxiety, and abject stress for so many families.
I’m the type of person that takes lots of pictures on my phone.
The older my children get, the more I feel we need to bring the church to them.
Now that my kids are in 7th and 9th grades, I’m trying to be realistic about how we will slow down and engage Advent as a family because we have a lot less time in the afternoon and evenings than we did a decade ago.
How do we, as Christian families, talk to our kids about the carnage and chaos – created by human hands and human hearts – erupting in the Holy Land right now?
There are times in each one of our lives when we must choose between holding tightly to our convictions or loosen our grip on them.
‘Pleeeease? Just this once.’ My mom never fell for it.
But how do we model discipleship when we live so far away?
People tend to bridle at the oft-repeated biblical injunction to ‘fear God.’
The hero’s journey predates even our earliest holy scriptures.