Modern parenting has no shortage of overthinking things, and in particular, no shortage of overthinking holiday celebrations.
“We three kings of Orient are, bearing gifts, we travel so far. (sic)” The little voice sings from the back of the car. My son, strapped into his carseat, is singing one of his favorite songs.
As I think ahead to Lent, I know the place I need to start is in prayer.
The way the Magi leave is just as important as the way they came; the world they encountered in Jesus changes everything.
Epiphany offers us a chance to remember that Jesus was a king, but not the king people thought he would be. He was a baby, a child of God, and his life promised that we, too, would all be children of God. The prophets foretold him, God revealed him, the Three Kings honored him, and we adore him.
At Epiphany we celebrate that Jesus came as the savior of the whole world.
Yes, we’re still in Advent. But January is coming – and with it always comes a chance to begin again.
Our four-year-old granddaughter enjoyed retelling the Christmas story. So did I – until it took an unexpected turn.
There are many fun and simple ways to celebrate the feast of Epiphany at home.
Celebrating Christmas for all twelve days helped our family – first, after a divorce, and now, with our grandchildren.