Adults have much to offer to teens, and teens have much to teach us. This is hard work. Let’s get started.
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?
I made a handout to teach my parish the practice of Compline. I wasn’t sure quite what would happen when I took five home.
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?
The day will come when death slaps my kids in the face. When it does, I want them to remember all our Ash Wednesdays.
Our traditional family observance isn’t fitting so well at this stage of our life. Might Lent Madness? We’re about to find out.
We have insurance policies, health insurance, spare tires, first aid kits, and AAA. What preparation do we have for when we have a spiritual emergency?
A few months ago, Nurya encouraged me to write about my experience parenting in extreme pain. Now that surgery is imminent, I’m ready to share how my pain has brought me closer to my family, my friends, and to God.