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Baptism Candle: Receive the Light of Christ

What is the meaning of the baptism candle?

What is the significance of the Baptism Candle?It’s a symbol of a new life that has just been given by Christ, the “Light of the World,” a light not to be blown out, ever; a light not hidden under a bushel basket or in a box under the stairs...

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How to keep Sunday holy. For Moms and Dads.

 Can busy parents keep Sunday stress-free?

Last Sunday, I was up at 6 AM bathing a child who'd had a bed-wetting accident. Between the cooking and day-before-school prep, I had to prepare for 5 needy little bodies for church. In fact, Sundays are the most stressful day of the week for me...

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Helping Kids Prepare for Lent with Forgiveness

Ways to prepare children for Lent - Catholic Christian blog

Every year, for the Jewish fast of Yom Kippur, my father‘s family fasts from sundown to sundown. As part of the fast, they ask one another for forgiveness--and grant forgiveness--for any wrongs done that year. My father takes part out of solidarity and love for his family, although he is Catholic, because asking and granting forgiveness is always relevant....

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Ways to Affirm and Build Up My Child

Ways to affirm your children using words and activities that build them up.

Lately, it seems I’ve been scolding my children a lot.

I scold when they’re sluggish. When they fight, whine or procrastinate. When they distract themselves. When they’re too boisterous. All this seems to require me giving a lecture. Yes, my kids need discipline, but what can I do to build them up in goodness? .....

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Pray Without Ceasing? ...I Can't Even Get Started.

Tips on how to pray throughout the day from Wee Believers

I don't think it was until my second child turned 2 that I suddenly realized, "Hmm, I haven't been praying much." I tried getting up early to pray, but found myself falling asleep over my prayer book. I tried having prayer time during my two girls’ afternoon naps. That worked until the arrival of baby #3. 

I wondered, “Was St. Paul actually serious when he said we should ‘pray without ceasing?’” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) I can't even begin, it seems, so I haven’t even gotten to the ceasing part.

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Planning Your Jesse Tree Advent Tradition

How-to guide on planning your Advent Jesse Tree devotion before Christmas

Here's a handy how-to guide on the Jesse Tree Advent devotion! This family prayer tradition begins on the 1st day of Advent and takes some pre-planning, so it's helpful to start thinking about it in November. (The 1st Sunday of Advent in 2017 falls on December 3.) .....

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What Is the Jesse Tree Tradition?

The Jesse Tree Tradition

The Jesse Tree presents this family history of Christ in a series of ornaments hung on a small “Jesse Tree.” Children are naturally drawn to these simple representations of the Bible stories, many of which they have heard their whole lives, and now get to see strung together into a single storyline leading up to Jesus’ birth.....

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Thankfulness--When Thankfulness Is Hard

She told me that she was writing down 3 things that she was thankful for each day; 3 ways in which God had expressed His love for her. This made an impression on me, because, to my naive college mind, it seemed odd that anyone might find it difficult to be thankful. Later on in life, when I encountered more of life’s troubles, I learned first hand the effort it can take to be thankful. It’s hard to accept Christ’s love for us most especially when times are hard.

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