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