Hearing my first Christmas carol of the season, ‘What Child is this?’ over the intercom in a store made me stop in my tracks a few weeks ago. And Godly Play trained, I began to wonder, ‘How did this religious song gain access into this secular setting!?’
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Bird Treacy’s substack Wiggles & Wonder on November 14th and is shared today with her permission. —Allison, ed. […]
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.
This year, I want to slow down and savor the Advent season.
Now that my kids are in 7th and 9th grades, I’m trying to be realistic about how we will slow down and engage Advent as a family because we have a lot less time in the afternoon and evenings than we did a decade ago.
I believe that the observance of All Souls Day is crucial.
As the end of another church year draws to a close, I remember that death and time separate me from both my beloved ancestors and the descendants I long to know.
What is the cross of Christ, if not an instrument of death transformed into beauty?
I’ve spent a long time pondering what universal human experience the story of the Transfiguration is trying to tell us.
In late spring and early summer, we experience a lot of endings—and new beginnings.