When Your Expectations Aren’t Met, Is Your Faith Afraid of the Dark?

Whale-watching tours are big business in our area of southern California. I’ve never taken one but I know the best time to go is during the winter months. Visitors from out of state will shell out fifty bucks a ticket for a chance to see these magnificent creatures in the wild. Even in the winter, […]

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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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