Failing was my entrance into a holy Lent.
My attempts to modify others’ behavior during the six weeks before Easter haven’t really been any more effective than my mother’s were.
Human beings break their promises. But God doesn’t break promises to us.
How do you teach your kids and teens to be thankful? How do you practice forgiveness? I’ve find practicing forgiveness and thankfulness much like choir or cello practice. It takes a lot of work, and the work never seems to end. And I don’t just mean for our kids.
Being forgiven – and forgiving others – is at the core of our faith.
When I became a godmother, I thought I would be the one doing the teaching.
Embody the love of God to my children? There are moments when I’m just trying to find the nearest hole into which I can crawl and hide.
The Episcopal Church celebrates the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul on June 29th. Through the forgiveness Jesus gave Peter and the conversion Paul experienced, we are reminded to have hope for ourselves and those we love.
As a people who celebrate the risen Christ, we are called to forgive 365 days a year. Parenting gives us unique opportunities to practice this discipline.