THE 30 MINUTE SUMMER SABBATH

Article written by Jerusalem Greer: Searching for Sabbath - Do you feel as if the summer months are swallowing your family whole? Does the loss of a predictable schedule send you into an emotional tailspin? Are you counting down the days until school starts again - not for their sake, but for yours? Do you long for Sabbath rest, but know that going off the grid for 24 hours will never fly... READ MORE »

TEACHING CHILDREN PEACE

Article written by Carolyn C. Waterbury-Tieman: We are living in a time when being kind, considerate, respectful, and peace-loving is not "in." Being nice is simply not sophisticated. In fact, those accused of being too nice (if that is possible) are often either suspect or scorned. Well, Jesus was no stranger to scorn. And in spite of his peaceful efforts, (and in many cases because of... READ MORE »

FAMILY FAITH AT HOME JUNE, 2018

During the month of June, the focus is on the virtue of confidence. You and your family are invited to reflect on what it means to be confident in God and God’s love for you. Find time to gather together as a family, say the prayer, read or listen to the prompts, respond, and act on what you have learned about yourselves and your relationship... READ MORE »

SUMMER NURTURE: TALKING AND LISTENING WITH CHILDREN

Article written by Helen Barron: Children are on a mission: God is working in, through and with them. What is our role as parents - or caregivers in any capacity? How do we celebrate their noticings, attend when they are joyous or sorrowful, and offer creative paths from boredom into engagement?  Listening to Children Listening comes first: fully listening to the child - not distracted by... READ MORE »

FAMILY FAITH AT HOME 5/6/18

The week of May 6th - During the month of May, your family will focus on the virtue of honesty. Each week you will gather together and reflect on what it means to be honest with yourself and with others. Find a time this week to gather as a family, say a prayer, read or listen to a prompt, respond as a family to what you have heard and then act on the suggestion for the... READ MORE »