Is God waiting for us this Advent?

If Advent is a season of expectation, maybe God is expecting us to speak words of peace, hope, joy, and love to one another.

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Naughty or nice?

Naughty or nice?

The Santa myth is frequently used as a parenting tool that plays into the unfortunate reward/punishment approach to parenting. Weeks leading up to the holiday are often filled with threats of “I’ll tell Santa!” or “Don’t forget who is watching you!” These tactics, reinforced by the Santa lore, potentially lay the foundation for a problematic understanding of God

Understanding is more helpful than fear

Understanding is more helpful than fear

We can take the take the presence of mental illness and the mentally ill in our families and communities to heart without surrendering to despair. We can be aware without living with perpetual suspicion. We can incarnate understanding rather than perpetuating fear.

Snakes under the carpet

Snakes under the carpet

Fear currently is a common thread that runs through our present culture. It is a tactic that is used to paralyze the mind and spirit of the poor as well as the privileged.

Post nasty midterms: 5 steps to engendering (real) hope

Post nasty midterms: 5 steps to engendering (real) hope

The incredibly nasty midterm elections have finally passed. Now what? I believe you don’t need to lie down and accept the current state of affairs, but that there are five practical steps you can take to engender more hope in our lives, communities and society. We must act. And you can.

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