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Sacrifice of Isaac

This is a tough passage. This is the passage where, I don’t know how I feel about God, when the story begins “Take your son, your only son and sacrifice him.” I want to say that we should never have to sacrifice our children, but then I think about the fact that its 4th of … Continue reading

Mother’s Day, one holiday in the life of a working pastor mom

For me mother’s day is getting up around 6am to help my children get ready for church. I get their clothing (laundry being the only thing my husband doesn’t like to do AT ALL). I actually had laid out our clothing the night before, but my leggings for under my tunic on a rainy day … Continue reading

#God is at #Starbucks

In my life, I am too busy…

I have always been a Martha, I don’t even want to be Mary.

But in the midst of the children screaming, the messiness of the house and the juggling of the schedules, God is there. Continue reading

The Meaning of Children

There is  a great series about parenting, faith and life going on here. Sadly I was too overwhelmed to officially attempt to join, but these are my thoughts. I have known and loved so many children already, and its been a blessing. I cannot remember a time without young children in my life. I am … Continue reading

The Waiting Room: #adoption #narrativelectionary #joseph #christmas

Jesus is adopted http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2259 here is a good resource to start thinking things and another one http://revgalblogpals.org/2014/12/16/narrative-lectionary-dreams-and-adoption-rooted-in-faith/ …but Jesus is adopted by Joseph as scripture describes here This fact is so, so important in understand who Jesus is…..He’s family… NPR recently played Jillian Lauren’s tale of adoption (Full 12min story here) She flew to Africa to … Continue reading

Books, Parenting, Not Scary Christians

book proposal 4 #christian #parenting written by my pastor-parents & me 4 @ChalicePress rt if u want more open ended parenting resources — Kathryn Stenta (@bookkats) August 1, 2014

Children! Yay!

It is a gift to love children. I know this, because as a child, I never wanted to forget what it was to have an adult who talked to you like real human being…there were these grown-ups who “got it” and I read books by authors who seemed to still get it. L. Frank Baum, … Continue reading

Thanks!

I have reached 250 posts and 100 followers about the same time! Then today (midafternoon) I’m already up to 51 views! The blog has seen amazing growth in the last month, and sustains a VARIED audience (wahoo!!) Thanks for all the reads, likes and comments!

Baptismal advice for parents

Baptismal advice for parents Baptismal advice Lastly, and possibly most importantly, read to your children and provide them with quality children’s literature.  There is no substitute for stories and the life of the imagination for a child’s developing mind.  Children need to be able to encounter on their own terms (not in a preprogrammed “entertainment” … Continue reading

Batman and Baptism

Baptism Message: You are beautiful and loved and perfect as a newborn naked baby, the more “Naked” you can be with God, the more you can share in the glory of Christ’s love (both reviewed in Skinny Dipping and Embodied Spirituality and Nakedness)… Reality…Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be batman. … Continue reading

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