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 →
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 →
Trying something new: supporting family Bible study at home. Jesus is as close to us as a vine and its branches!
What is the kingdom of God like, and to what can we compare it? The kingdom of God is like two woodworkers who both had table saws. They learned how to use the table saw accurately, kept them aligned, and always wore their PPE (personal protective equipment). One day, one of the woodworkers noticed more... Continue Reading →
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.
I work from home. My kids are schooling from home for the next 3 weeks. But my husband... he goes out to treat sick people. What does this mean for our home-based business? Self Quarantine During Community Spread We have confirmed cases of Coronavirus here in Ohio. Universities have moved online, K-12 schools are closed,... Continue Reading →
Mustard Seed Sewing offers a new service for catechists and parents. Homeschooler Ann Marie Darby helped develop a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd level 1 atrium in her home parish in rural Northeast Ohio. She has carved out a sewing room in the Darby family farm where she creates beautiful items to enhance worship... Continue Reading →
My son is starting to read in the YA category, and when he picked up Hunger Games from the class library (and finished reading it that day) I wanted to re-read it myself so we could process together. Between a fast plot and a highly readable writing style, this book stands out as a YA... Continue Reading →