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Raising Boys and Girls Podcast: S4, E27 Talking to Kids About Easter (Jess Wolstenholm)

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Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan as they chat with Minno’s Director of Education and Faith Formation, Jess Wolstenholm, on talking to kids about Easter and planting seeds of faith in our families. . . . . . . . . . . SUBSCRIBE to the podcast so you never miss an episode! If… Read more

It’s Not Too Late to Celebrate Advent

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It’s Not Too Late to Celebrate Advent . . . We’ve all been the tired Christmas mama before—the one who braved the malls (maybe stayed up way too late on Amazon), decked the halls, and planned ALL the holiday meals. Today, on this week-after-the-Sunday-of-Advent, we want to encourage the mom who feels like she’s already… Read more

A Fresh Perspective on Advent

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Think about five words for a moment: Hope. Peace. Joy. Love. Surrender. “Well, Erick,” you might say, “Aren’t we all experts at surrender right now? It is 2020 after all.” True. We have all surrendered a lot this year. Sometimes, we welcome the opportunity for a change of pace. But most likely, you have dug… Read more

4 Reasons to Start an Advent Candle Tradition with Your Family

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I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas. With all its programs and parties and consumerism, sometimes Christmas makes me want to run and hide. I’ve tried to bring a deeper sense of peace to the season using daily Advent readings, but always fall behind around Day 4. Over the past few years, I have found… Read more

The History of Christmas

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What is the history of Christmas? Did you know that Christmas didn’t become an official holiday in the United States until 1870? And you may have noticed that nowhere in the Bible is a festival of Christ’s birth celebrated. It was several hundred years after Jesus’s death that the Church created a “Feast of the… Read more

After Easter: The Way of Forgiveness

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If you asked your kids to repeat what they know about Easter, they might say: “Jesus died for our sins. We ask for His forgiveness. Jesus rose from the dead!”  That is true. And it is a simple, yet incredibly profound series of actions that we do celebrate this weekend.  Christ, the initiator of our… Read more