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I am sad for a world which is seen (and then presented as the only viable possibility) as so narrow. I am sad for all of the wonder and joy and mystery that I want to share with my children and how inadequate it sometimes feels I am for the task, how many voices will fight against me to blind their eyesight, which even now is still capable of picking up on magic and responding with awe. Continue reading

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Entering Starbucks and Finding Worship

There is almost a spiritual communion that occurs between barista and customer, a communion in which the customer is indispensable. The one coming into Starbucks is not merely called to experience wonder, but to create it; to join into the drama of the production; to infuse the experience with their own sense of personality, expectation, and dreams. Continue reading

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Celebrating the season of Epiphany

Some children (and adults) will experience this time of year as a bit of an anticlimax. Christmas is over, the decorations are coming down, and now it is time to get back to the normal routines of life. One of the things we can try to convey is that Christmas may be over, but the birth of Jesus is the start of something really incredible. In the church the season of Epiphany is one of glory and wonder. It is filled with wonderful stories and rich imagery. How will you celebrate this season with the children? Continue reading

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