Christmas for Beginners – Day 2

The Creation of Adam and Eve Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):   God created Adam and Eve. For those that can handle just a bit more: “Then the Lord formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a…

Christmas for Beginners – Day 1

Creation Just the gist (for small children and others with tiny attention spans):  From nothing, God created everything. For those that can handle just a bit more: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the…

Christmas for Beginners, An Introduction:

            Like many parents, I wanted my children to keep the actual meaning of Christmas at the forefront of their mind during Advent.  This is no small task living in a culture that is constantly reassigning new meanings to the holiday.  The world’s “True Meaning of Christmas” ranges anywhere from: the spirit of giving spending time with family…

Happy Feast Day of Saint Andrew

This is Saint Andrew, Saint Peter’s brother and one of Jesus’s apostles. He was the first called. And though he wasn’t renamed and had God’s church built on him, he didn’t let it come between he and Peter at the family Thanksgiving get-together. In fact, he gave Peter a pink belly just to remind him…