Christmas isn’t canceled. The New Year is coming, fresh and frosty.
“Oh! There are gifts on the mantel!” She says as she drops her backpack and coat on the way in from school.
Usually, by the time December rolls around, I am ready for the Advent season to come around as well.
My breath quickens when I hear “do less” each Advent. As my heart starts to race, I think, “There’s no way that’s what they really mean!”
I do not know when I moved from having a few creches to having a collection, but it was somewhere between having two and then forty
If I were writing this last year I don’t even think I would have paid any attention to this part of Nicholas’ story. I’m not sure the word would have registered in my brain. But this year? Hearing of a young boy losing both his parents to an uncontrolled illness was hard to ignore.
This is the time of year when many Episcopal clergy start reminding anyone who will listen how important it is to observe Advent. It normally […]
So often children and young people are perceived as only receivers of Christian Formation. In reality they have so much to offer us.
Last year, I was offered an opportunity to travel to Bethlehem, Palestine to work with adults and youth to create a circus outreach program with a long time friend
A post from the Forma Facebook page a few days ago reminded me: what am I doing for Advent with my youth group? Of course, I should have been thinking about this weeks ago. But here I am, scrolling through the list of ideas and putting together my Advent care package. But it’s not too late, especially in God’s time.