Hope is the word I’m clinging to during this Lent.
How do you talk to your children about death? In particular, how do you talk about your death? When illness strikes, the McKenneys turn to God for strength.
I encourage my boys to pray, but I’m not sure I’ve done a good job of showing them how. That’s something I will change this Lent.
In Saul I recognize the passionate energy of my own boys and many other children I’ve worked with over the years.
Participation in Lent Madness can be turned into a family ritual, like lighting the Advent Wreath at dinnertime or saying bedtime prayers together.
Human beings break their promises. But God doesn’t break promises to us.
Talking with unchurched grandchildren about matters of faith involves a dance whose steps I’m still learning.
At Epiphany we celebrate that Jesus came as the savior of the whole world.
“The Triumph of the Innocents” reframes the story. Ultimately, Herod lost.
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.