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Ash Wednesday, February 10, marks the beginning of the six-week observance of Lent in the church. Lent culminates in the events of Holy Week, leading up to the great exultation of Easter Sunday. Because the mood of Lent itself is somber and introspective — some would even say gloomy — we often wonder how to include children in its observance.
But Lent doesn’t have to be gloomy! Solemn, yes; but not gloomy. And children can do solemn. Perhaps we should ask ourselves why the opportunity to become more Christ-like is often presented as such a gloomy prospect. more
02/11/2016 at 10:15 am
Make this Easter worship center for your family to use on Easter day and the week after Easter.
Start with a large, white pillar candle. Ask an adult to carve the symbols for the Greek letters A (alpha) and W (omega) and a cross into the candle. You can use acrylic paint or permanent marker to color the symbols. You can also paint “2016” at the bottom of the candle. more
02/10/2016 at 02:07 pm
* What would you say are the most important things to our family? How do you know those are most important?
* If something is important to us, how do we show that?
* What’s one thing you hope to accomplish or learn this year? How are you going to do it?
* What’s one thing you’d like for us to do as a family this year? What would we need to do to make it possible?
01/25/2016 at 02:35 pm
by Janet R. Knight
The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with excitement (and, yes, a good bit of stress) as already-full family calendars accommodate special church services, school programs, parties, holiday meals, shopping for and wrapping gifts, etc. Even families that choose to opt out of many of the more consumer-oriented parts of the season are likely to find themselves busier than ever. But for most families, certainly for most children, it is a fun and festive season. more
01/01/2016 at 07:56 am
by Karen M. Leet
How have your New Year’s resolutions worked out in the past? Often we start off with great plans—work harder, stop arguing with siblings, get better grades, read the Bible every day. But after a while, we fall back into our old habits. Here are some tips for making and keeping resolutions: more
01/01/2016 at 07:54 am