The Stripes are core values in the form of positive rules.
How do we talk to our children about the truth of Thanksgiving?
The annual elementary school Thanksgiving feast is such prominent event from my childhood, and one I’m incredibly grateful that my own children have never experienced.
Thankfulness and Gratitude
Like everything else during coronatide, Thanksgiving is a day filled with tough choices.
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale’s Unprecedented Gratitude
Our family likes to celebrate and decorate for just about every holiday.
Morning Prayers and Giving Thanks, Courtesy of Harry Potter
A couple of Saturdays ago, my oldest son and I trekked into the heart of San Francisco for a visit to one of the most iconic Episcopal churches, Grace Cathedral.
Our Thank You Pumpkin
Starting on November 1, we take turns writing one thing we are each thankful for in a black Sharpie marker on our pumpkin. This designated pumpkin sits in the center of our dinner table throughout the month of November. It always brings joy and quite a bit of laughter to hear what our boys are thinking about or to see what they quietly and sneakily write on the pumpkin.
This year, Christmas came early (but we were together).
This will be the first Christmas in my life I did not spend with my daughter.
God shapes our lives in ways we can’t always understand. I give thanks.
Every time I’ve allowed God to prune, uproot, and replant me, my actual wildest dreams and secret hopes have flowered and fruited in ways that were beyond my imaginings.
Pausing in the Open Space – and Giving Thanks
I have taken a break from the myth of my own indispensability.
Giving thanks is no small thing. It requires a conversion of heart.
We want to give our children the world! So often what we end up giving them is continued complicity in the world’s model of desire and scarcity. Our faith teaches something better.