Celebrating Pentecost – the church’s birthday!

I don’t know how you see the Holy Spirit in your church tradition but this we can’t argue over; Pentecost is the church’s birthday! And celebrating Pentecost or the church’s birthday is important because, whether or not we like it or … Continued

Halloween – just good clean fun?

It’s pretty obvious that Halloween is a bigger deal than it used to be.   I’m going to risk sounding like an old lady but [insert creaking old voice here] when I were a lass, things were different! There was … Continued

Why bother with family traditions?

Did the family you grew up in have many traditions? Mine didn’t seem to  and I was always drawn to families who had their own  quirky ways of doing things and who rejoiced in the group identity which formed around … Continued

Shabbat – Our Friday night family gratitude ritual

I wrote last year about how our family separates Sundays from the rest of the week. I’ve also been writing this month at Families First about cultivating gratitude in our kids. Every Friday night, we have a little family gratitude ritual … Continued

Podcasts to inspire Christian Mums

Our house is a lot cleaner lately. (Yes, you can snigger, you locals, but it’s better than it was!). I’m also feeling much more encouraged and inspired as a Mum. You see, about this time last year I discovered several … Continued

Doing “church” on holiday – at home!

Last week, I talked about the pros and cons of going to church on holiday. This week, I thought I’d explore another option – church at home. Of course “church” is really the people who make it up but, if … Continued

Going to church on holiday – why bother?

With the summer holidays almost upon us, many of us will be planning a getaway either in this country in abroad. When it comes to Sundays away, there are basically three options when it comes to church, all of which … Continued

Where are the Brits??? Searching for UK Christian bloggers

  So, if you’ve been hanging out here for a while, you may have noticed that I recommend a lot of American resources. It’s partly demographics – there are more of them and the proportion of Christians in the population … Continued

Managing anger towards your kids – 9 practical tips

This post has been on my mind for a while and I didn’t want to write it. It’s not going to be pretty. There are no craft ideas and no recipes. I’m not going to have fun looking through photos … Continued

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