This will be the first Christmas in my life I did not spend with my daughter.
One Advent, completely by accident, Christmas carols became part of the bedtime routine. And we were glad.
We do not keep elves on any of our shelves to send behavior reports to the North Pole. Christ came for us while we were yet on the naughty list.
When we make family formation a fraught exercise, we work against our own desires.
I must have forgotten to share my peace and joy-filled plan with the kids.
Forward Movement invites you to reflect this Advent… and perhaps be published in their 2018 Advent devotional!
The best kinds of gifts are those that foster faith.
Telling the story of St. Nicholas provides an antidote to what can be a consumer-oriented season.
“Do you really believe Jesus is the Son of God?” the teen asked. “I do,” I said, “and I don’t need anyone else to agree with me.”
Maybe because I wasn’t raised in the church, I’ve spent half my life trying to figure out how to observe Advent and Christmas.