When I was young, my family used to gather around the dinner table every evening to enjoy a meal together. It was our special time to thank God for family, faith, and food, even if that meant praising the Lord for takeout.
The name Lucy means light. She is a light, but more importantly she points us to the light of Christ. In the literal darkness we face every year at this time and in the greater darkness we face in our lives and in the world, Lucy reminds us that the light of Christ shines in the midst of it all, and the darkness does not overcome it.
Pretzels provide a welcome activity during Lent, while teaching a bit of Christian history, baking, and scripture!
Observing feasts and seasons reminds us about what truly matters as we practice faith at home.
The feast of St. Peter’s confession is a great time to mix up some tasty rocks with the kids.
My kids had fun being in charge of the evening’s meal, and I had a good time watching them work together and talk about what makes a good sibling.
It’s hard for children to let go of baby blankets. It’s even harder for us adults to let go of security addictions or habits and leap fully into the hands of God.
Matthew looked up, listened to Jesus, and followed Him with absolutely no regard to what he was leaving behind.
St. Bartholomew reminds us that when we support our children’s participation in church youth programs, they will be transformed by their connection to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
As Episcopalians, we are both Protestant and Catholic. We can pray the rosary to honor Mary and grow closer to God.