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The Family Bath Towel

There are certain moments in a family’s regular routine that are often intimate and have certain rituals associated with them. I’m thinking especially about meal time, bath time, and bed time. Each of these moments bring parents and children into close, intimate contact. Bath time seems to be the most intimate and the most vulnerable. […]

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The Family that Weeps Together…

How does your family deal with loss? 2006 was a difficult year for my family. We call it the year of death. I had a good friend who took his own life. Both of my wife’s grandmothers died, the church we had started fours years earlier died. To top it all off, during Holy Week, […]

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Practicing Lent as a Family

Ash Wednesday is next week. This is the day that kicks off the forty-day journey toward Easter. It is a season when we, in the northern hemisphere, hunker down in the last weeks of winter and anticipate the coming of Spring and the celebration of new life in the resurrection of Jesus. We examine our […]

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