Why not give more?
Holy Family Road Trip
As a child, unwrapping the nativity set was one of my favorite aspects of decorating for Christmas.
Redeeming Messy Family Trees
Jesus’ family makes me uncomfortable. In fact, I wouldn’t allow such seedy characters into my living room or sanctuary.
What if God Doesn’t Want “the Best” for Your Child?
Sitting around the breakfast table last year, I read through the story of the Annunciation with my children. We paused at the illustration and took in the details. Dirt floor. No windows. I asked, “Does this look like a poor person’s house or a rich person’s house?
A Crowded Stable
As I stared at the crowds amassed around our holy family, it occurred to me that with our first child, other than the occasional comment on our parenting and her stranger glare reserved demeanor, we were pretty much left alone as parents to sink or float.
I remember the Feast of the Holy Innocents – and that hope is hard to kill.
“The Triumph of the Innocents” reframes the story. Ultimately, Herod lost.