And encouraging word for parents of younger children. Source: The Treasure Within the Putty Advertisements
I am inspired by people who live in Christian community. Especially when those communities integrate people who wouldn’t feel welcome in my middle class congregation, even if we reached out hospitably. Recently I joined a neighbourhood group, called Houseblend Ministries, … Continue reading
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Tagged blessing, community, faith formation, friendship, grace, prayer, stories
Last Sunday w as Palm Sunday. Christians know it’s donkeys, palm branches and cloaks well. Soon it will be Maundy Thursday, with the Lord’s Supper and the Arrest of Jesus. We know it well, too. But do we know what … Continue reading
Do you feel like it’s your duty to worry? I sometimes do. but I’m going to try to use these strategies instead. Three Strategies for Choosing Faith Instead of Worry.
Here’s a fresh and appropriate way to engage children in scripture telling for Palm Sunday, Mark 11: Telling the Palm Sunday Story Together. Blessings in the name of the Lord.
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Tagged children in worship, comic strips, lent, Palm Sunday, storytelling
This week, in the middle of Lent, when Lent seemed to be getting a little long in the tooth, a creative team from BC’s Frazer Valley helped me delve deeply into the texts of Lent 2016. Why? Because this is … Continue reading
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Some Sundays are better than others. Every pastor knows this. Every parishioner surely knows this. Some Sundays the seats are filled, the music is glorious, the prayers and the stories and the sermons are crammed full…