Accepting God’s Healing
Family Liturgies

Accepting God’s Healing

Scripture reading: John 5:1-9 Reflection: Biblical healing stories are tricky business in our family right now. Our 6 year old friend Nolan recently died of brain cancer and our family felt crushed. We had prayed, cried, even begged to God for his life. But his healing came in the form of death, which to my … Continue reading

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Listening to Our Children: How my daughter’s obsession with the Amish changed my life (and how as a bonus I learned to milk a cow, survive without electricity, and brave an outhouse)
Practicing with Children

Listening to Our Children: How my daughter’s obsession with the Amish changed my life (and how as a bonus I learned to milk a cow, survive without electricity, and brave an outhouse)

One winter morning two years ago, I was rushing my children down the Kansas City Union Station steps to see a children’s play.  As I was scurrying them along, Amélie caught a glimpse of about forty people, presumably Amish, who were gathered around, waiting for a train. “Who are those people,” she asked? “I think … Continue reading