What I Teach My Children About Race

By request, here's how I approach the emotionally and politically charged topic of race in a simple and matter-of-fact way with my elementary age kids. Caveat: You do not have to move to adopt this approach. I don't expect all my readers to share my worldview on life. But I will say that these are... Continue Reading →

Pandemic Preparation for First Holy Communion… at Home!

Adapting to change, celebrating the sacrament of initiation, and keeping our eyes on the eternal Light of Christ

Family Bible Study: Week 5

Is your heart ready to receive the Supper of the Lamb? This is the last of a 5-week BIble study for families to prepare at home.

Family Bible Study: Week 4

How do we respond to being invited to the Supper of the Lamb? One Roman Centurion gives us a beautiful prayer.

Rich Mom, Poor Mom: An Amateur’s Guide to Investing in Stocks

A couple friends have started investing in stocks recently. When the Stock Market is down is actually a good time to buy in, but you have to be careful. Here are some important questions to consider before jumping in: Where do I start? First, you need a good handle on math and to learn the... Continue Reading →

Family Bible Study: Week 3

As we prepare for 1st Communion, let's remember the forgiving love that the father has for us.

Family Bible Study: Week 2

How can families prepare for First Communion at home? Part 2 of 5 in a sample Bible study for this special time.

Will Opening Businesses Sooner Save Lives?

Many people are justifiably concerned about the impact of COVID-19, not only on health but on the economy: Some people suggest that suicide rates will increase if we do not put people back to work immediately. They claim that more children in the U.S. will experience neglect and starvation. They demand we act today to... Continue Reading →

Family Reflection: Pentecost

Gather your paper and markers (esp. red & gold) to help us travel in time! We're going to pretend we're at the end of the Easter season: Pentecost "Pentecost" means "50 days" in Greek Why do we have Pentecost 50 days after Easter? 50 days after Passover, the followers of Jesus returned to Jerusalem. Jews... Continue Reading →

Family Reflection: Resurrection Gardens

Easter season is more than one day! After the Resurrection, the Gospels report that Jesus appeared to many different people. He walked and ate with his friends again with His resurrected body. Celebrate the Easter season with a Resurrection Garden Our Easter Sunday Resurrection Garden Does your family celebrate Christmas with a Nativity scene? Seeing... Continue Reading →

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