The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, in our modern world, are a source of delighted excitement, building anxiety, and abject stress for so many families.
Our churches can, and must, be spaces where children are seen, heard, known, and loved for exactly who they are.
The Samaritan woman, whom the orthodox church names Saint Photini, carries a burden of shame along with her water jar as she walks the through heat and dust.
Summer in youth ministry is filled with opportunities that arise with the relaxation of schedules and routines.
As part of the One Thousand Days of Love campaign, Episcopal Relief & Development is offering a simple way for churches and parents to think beyond candy and stickers by adding some empathy and gratitude to this year’s Easter egg hunts.
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, the moment when God sends an angel to a young, unknown, unimportant Jewish woman to announce that she will bear the Savior.
Those of us reading this blog, in general, have freedom that would have been unimaginable to Thecla. But what does our faith tell us about our freedom?
Like many stories from scripture, my understanding of and ability to relate to Mary and Martha evolves over time, changing with the course of my life and what roles I’m filling.
In a short life of 33 years, Saint Catherine of Siena never seems to have wasted a moment.