Autumn is a season for ingathering and for harvest. I enjoy seeing fall leaves and pumpkins appear as September weeks pass by. The large Harvest Moon rises, and the days grow cooler with crisp air coming in the mornings and evenings. Even here in California we start marking the days as “sweater weather.”
The older I get, the more I realize that following Christ is a lifelong journey. It isn’t something I can accomplish overnight. Rather, it’s a long, slow process of growth and transformation.
I found the carefully curated items inside my monthly ConseCrate box too good to give up.
While there seems to be some debate on certain parts of Matthew’s story, all agree on one thing: Saint Matthew was a tax collector.
In the days leading up to the start of school I had several conversations with my son Sam and all of them started the same: “Mom, I’m scared to start first grade.”
Part of my scope of work at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal as Director of Christian Education is attending committee meetings — a lot of meetings!
In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells the Parable of the Talents. The parable is about a master who entrusts his property to three servants according to the abilities of each one.
Summer mornings going to work, well, are pretty much the same as winter mornings but warmer—the getting in the car, turning on the ignition, adjusting my sunglasses in preparation for greeting the rising sun.
I remember that first pick-up — he was sweaty, hoarse, stinky, and did not want to leave.
Our church participated in our community back-to-school fair and it was a simple way to give a little love to kids going back to school, and it was cost effective.