Category: Faith

  • It’s Time to Pray for Christians

    It’s Time to Pray for Christians

    This week has been an emotional whirlwind.  From the inauguration and the first of this administration’s official actions to the Women’s March and other forms of social demonstration, this week has been overwhelming. Regardless of your political leanings, regardless of your religious inclination, regardless of your situation in life, there is one thing we, as […]

  • Felt Nativity Advent Calendar

    Felt Nativity Advent Calendar

    When my daughter was 3 and starting to become very aware of the holidays, I wanted to try to keep Christmas as non-commercialized as possible.  For us, that means focusing the holiday around the Nativity and the biblical story.  I also wanted to find something that she could interact with to engage both her creativity […]

  • Church Quiet Books

    Church Quiet Books

    When board books and the contents of mom’s purse weren’t quite cutting it during Mass to keep our then 18 month old engaged, I decided to create a quiet book to help her (and my husband and I) remain calm during our weekly church services.  After using it successfully for 3 years and another child, […]

  • Stations of the Cross Mat

    Stations of the Cross Mat

    Stations of the Cross can provide powerful imagery throughout the year and especially during Holy Week (the week before Easter).  Many churches offer a “walk through the stations” during Lent, but this liturgical occasion may be difficult for younger children to grasp, and many Stations of the Cross may be too graphic or abstract for […]

  • Lenten Pretzels

    Lenten Pretzels

    Soft pretzels are a staple at baseball games and pubs, but did you know they began as a Lenten food in the early centuries of Christianity? While still a time of fasting and self-denial, Lent in our modern times is significantly more lenient than it was originally.  Early Christians deprived themselves of eggs, fat, milk, […]