Are you always looking outside your doors? Does your chest burst with pride when you look on full fields? Let this be your year of Sabbath: to practice rest and renewal. Let the fields lie fallow. Depend on the natural fruits of the earth, and your own reserves. What grows in your field, let it... Continue Reading →
Reflect more deeply on the Palm Sunday readings: Who was there? What were they feeling about Jesus? Why might they feel that way?
Trying to move suddenly from face-to-face to digital?Congregations can keep their classes and community alive with a Learning Management System (LMS). Consider some of the best options for beginners on a budget.
In a church, your fundraisers should do more than bring in money! They should teach your values. We used a Monks Bread fundraiser to buy kid-sized furniture.
Congratulations! You've decided to start a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium in your school, congregation, or home! You have chosen an experiential, Montessori-based method of praying with children. The atrium is a special place for your beloved children to encounter the Good Shepherd. But where do you start? It takes 3 critical elements to... Continue Reading →
tl;dr: Existing Farrell Ink posts will remain for future reference Mustard Seed Training is moving to MustSeed.org Please join my "Catechists' Corner" Facebook group or follow my Facebook page. Hello, loyal friends! It's been 10 years since I started Farrell Ink! Wow! In the past decade, I have encountered thousands of adult education students and... Continue Reading →
Short answer: It can be. The word "Hallowe'en" comes from "All Hallows Eve." Hallowed means holy, as in "hallowed be thy name." Thus "All Hallows" is another way to say "All the Holies" aka "All Saints Day" which is celebrated on November 1st. Since we can't possibly know all of the people who are... Continue Reading →
This morning, I got to read one of my favorite verses in scripture. The first reading is from Acts 15, when the early Christian communities have gathered in Jerusalem to deal with one of the biggest controversies in the early Church. As you may have figured out by now, I love to study controversy, and... Continue Reading →