This worship service is based on Puerto Rican Christmas traditions, which include joyful gatherings of friends and family, music, and a soup called asopao.
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The music therapist’s Presidents Day quiz stirs something in the nursing home residents, something they recall, and the answers come pouring forth, like responses to a Bible drill.
Forest surrounding a monastery retreat center in the Swedish countryside. Photo courtesy of Gretchen Ziegenhals
Taking on a spiritual discipline, such as carving out Sabbath time, might strengthen and renew your leadership. And it might be a resolution you can actually keep.
As people of faith, it might be appropriate to have a quiet Fourth of July, taking a cue from the Moravian Christians who marked the first public celebration in 1783 with prayer, music and a candelight procession, says a pastor in Winston-Salem, N.C.
One pastor found a solution to a flag flap that ended in community.
After failing in her New Year’s resolution to read a book a week, Allison Backous realized that she needed to repent of the sin of pride. During Lent, she is approaching her reading practice with a different spirit.
Contemporary observance of Thanksgiving focuses on conspicuous consumption without reflection on our origins. But remembering the past allows us to give thanks for what we have because of the time when we had not, says Edgar Moore.