KJ Dell’Antonia of the New York Times Motherlode blog has a new post out: ”Children, Choosing Their Religion.” Here are a few salient quotes:
There’s nothing wrong with raising children outside of a religious tradition, and that upbringing doesn’t preclude them from being part of a community or later finding a community of their own… There’s [...]
Want to make some changes in 2013? You’re not alone. I’m also pondering ways to make the coming year better than the last. Some recent app discoveries are giving me hope that this year, I might succeed.
I’m no stranger to making resolutions and goals for the New Year. But too often, [...]
Advent makes me remember the moment I stumbled onto blogs that captivated me.
It was four years ago. I was the Children’s Ministry Director at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and a postulant for priesthood.
I needed something to do on a Wednesday night with a group of kids, so I did a [...]
Martha Stewart would not feature Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree. But it stands for Christmas nonetheless.
This year’s Advent wreath reminds me of Charlie Brown.
Our family has a tradition of an Advent wreath in the center of the dining room table. We light a candle every night and sing a song that sounds a lot [...]
Lent has begun. Our family and some in our congregation are experimenting with “Lent in a Bag,” a resource inspired by a posting on the National Association of Episcopal Christian Education Directors e-list (recently renamed “forma”). At the beginning of last week, I gathered Lenten symbols and wrote very short [...]
This Sunday we celebrated the Baptism of Our Lord. Our children woke up to scallop shells (see them? even though they are really too small for the setting?) scattered around the Advent wreath. (On the other hand, please do not notice how very un-Martha those ribbons are.)
I agree with Crystal Paine, who’s been inspiring me lately. Yearly goals make life better. I sat down as 2011 turned into 2012 and came up with my own list. Most relevant to this blog is my goal to celebrate 52 sabbaths this year. I’ve been reading about Sabbath [...]
1. I’m a Christian. I wasn’t raised to be a Christian. In fact, my father explicitly told me that Christianity made no sense. I love being a Christian. More on that later.
2. I’m married. I’ve been married twelve years. To the same husband: my only husband. My parents got divorced. My grandparents got divorced. [...]
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