Back in early 2015 I wrote a post called The Power of Prayer where I focused on a particular book by Stormie Omartian that I was reading and finding helpful (actually, I read it daily, and my book is looking … Continue reading
Growing up Catholic, I was used to giving up something for Lent. As a kid it was chocolate or donuts or some other treat. One year it was comic books–that was hard. For years after I left the Catholic Church I … Continue reading
What is the best way to observe Lent with children? Although different denominations will vary in their approach, there are four common disciplines that are usually associated with this forty day season: Fasting Bible Reading Prayer Service Here’s some easy … Continue reading
Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee. I love the Christmas season, but the commercialism brings out the selfishness in all of us. Selfishness is the default response of our natural human nature. … Continue reading
When our children were little we started a new tradition to celebrate the New Year. We read about creation and newness in the Bible and then we celebrated new starts. This included giving children (or the family) new books and games, new hugs, and trying a new food. It turned out better than we expected and many of our grandchildren now enjoy the tradition.