How to Live in the Light of Easter

Our dog’s favorite time of day is right after the kids’ bedtime. Paco knows that’s when we relax on the couch, mug of tea in hand. He sidles up to me or to my husband and enjoys our belly rubs and ear scratches. We are predictable in our evening routine and when bedtime rolls around, […]

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How to Answer the Christian Call to Beauty

On a walk last month, I spotted a beautiful scene: purple morning glories in bright bloom framing a rounded doorway. It stopped me mid-stride and I slowed to look more closely and take a picture. The blooming archway seemed magical to me, like it would lead to some other fairy world awash with more delights. […]

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Observing Lent: The Best Resources for Moms (and Kids!)

I didn’t grow up in a church tradition that observed the liturgical calendar and so my understanding of Lent was limited to giving up chocolate and coffee for forty days. Why would anyone sign up for that? As an adult, I’ve discovered that Lent is a much richer and meaningful tradition than I ever knew! […]

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How to be a light in the darkness (an Easter story)

Have you ever wondered why God didn’t announce that Jesus rose from the dead with a multitude of angels in the sky, like he did for when he was born? I mean, it’s kind of a big deal. No. God kept it small on Easter morning. He told one person. A woman at that. A […]

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