It can be difficult for our children to the stories of Holy Week. Here are some tips for preparing children for the Passion.
Every year my sermon for Ash Wednesday comes down to one thing: this business of smearing ashes on our faces? It’s for us, not for God.
During a recent children’s time in church, one of our priests gave each child a slip of four star foil stickers – the ones that typically accompany a good grade on a worksheet from school – colored red, silver, gold, green, and blue.
Several years ago the church I currently serve decided to end their Wednesday healing service, opting instead to add healing prayers to the Sunday morning […]
“But we already went to church today!” my son said plaintively. “That’s right,” I replied, but “it was my church; now we’re going to mommy’s […]
From the outside, our youngest daughter looks like a typical developing toddler. If you passed her in the store, you would probably think that she […]
“I don’t think you are doing this whole Christianity thing right.” That’s what my husband said when I started my church search shortly after moving […]
It’s tough to miss my family at church. Obscurity is not our thing. Our group of six easily takes up an entire pew. Four blond […]
My heart broke again. It started in the car. “Mama, no one will include me at recess. I keep asking to play, but everyone already has […]
Some of my first memories of our tiny country church are in the first pew, sitting right next to my great-grandmother. After raising my grandmother […]