My young daughter is beginning to understand the holy through the ordinary.
Adults have much to offer to teens, and teens have much to teach us. This is hard work. Let’s get started.
Almost ten years ago, I started hiding my children’s Easter baskets. Only now do I see the connection to the story of the resurrection.
As our family began to follow the rhythm of the church calendar, I realized that all traditions start somewhere.
Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post questioning whether or not kids should be forced to attend church. The feedback was overwhelmingly in favor of taking kids to church, for a variety of reasons. If we say we want kids to come to church, then stop engaging them, our actions don’t match up with our words. Just what are we prepared to do to keep kids, teens, and young adults in church?
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.)
My daughter tried to make a deal with God – not the point of prayer. But so did the Psalmist.
It’s time to be completely honest: my family hasn’t been attending church regularly. After thirteen years, we decided we needed a break. Over a year later, I’m ready for us to return. Will my family want to come with me?
Remember when the acronym WWJD got popular? What Would Jesus Do is a great question to ask in a myriad of situations: when you’re parking, and someone goes for the same spot you’re going for, when someone is rude, and you want to tell them a thing or two… but what about parenting? Have you ever looked at your kids and wondered… what would Jesus do?