Parenting gets rough when everyone’s problems happen at the same time. What do you do when eveyrone in the family struggles — including you?
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.
Jesus doesn’t scold or question Thomas; instead, he offers Thomas exactly what he needs.
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.
The key to expanding our traditions and journeying joyfully into the church year is three fold – flexibility, simplicity and repeatability.
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.