Family Bible Study: Week 1

Trying something new: supporting family Bible study at home. Jesus is as close to us as a vine and its branches!

The Parable of the New Blade

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 →

Declare the Sabbath Year: Rest!

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 →

Palm Sunday Family Reflection

Reflect more deeply on the Palm Sunday readings: Who was there? What were they feeling about Jesus? Why might they feel that way?

Keep Teaching & Stay Connected with an LMS

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.

Shipping Postponed During Ohio Quarantine

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 →

Welcome Mustard Seed Sewing!

  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 →

Book Review: Hunger Games Series

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 →

The End of Affiliates

Today, I officially closed my Affiliate accounts. You might notice the "Affiliate Disclaimers" have been removed from my site. While the recommendation links are still in place, I'm no longer signed up to receive any advertising funds. Why? When I started Farrell Ink and was blogging more, it made sense for me to make a... Continue Reading →

Review: Monks’ Bread Fundraiser for Our Church

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.

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