A Homemade Year

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Paraclete Press #ad - Almost immediately, i was drawn into jerusalem greer's beautiful writing and became fascinated with her journey through an entire year of liturgical celebrations-some of which Advent, Epiphany I celebrate in my own home, but some of which I never knew about before. Two hours later, i was still reading, happily resigned to letting my plans for the day slide.

I was charmed and moved by this book. Sybil macbeth, author of praying in color and praying in Color for Kids“In a world that struggles to slow down and stay focused on what’s really important, A Homemade Year gives you new vision to do just that. This book is an absolute treasure. May this book be a jumping-off point for creating joy and lasting memories through the church year.

A Homemade Year #ad - I can’t wait to get started myself!” —courtney Walsh, New York Times bestselling author of A Sweethaven Summer and Scrapbooking Your Faith. Christian formation begins in the home and A Homemade Year gives us ways and means of accomplishing that with joy, and a healthy portion of just plain, holiness, old-fashioned fun.

Phyllis tickle, author of the divine hours"I began reading A Homemade Year one afternoon when I had no fewer than a thousand things going on in my house. Divided into seasons, a homemade Year is filled with celebrations that you already observe and some you may never have heard of. Let a homemade year inspire you to discover new and creative ways to experience the rhythm of God's story in your home, party ideas, colorful crafts, through fun, with your family and friends, and recipes.

Jerusalem so clearly conveys the significance and beauty of liturgical tradition, and her celebration-specific recipes and crafts are sweet and meaningful, while at the same time completely "do-able" for everyone.

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At Home in this Life: Finding Peace at the Crossroads of Unraveled Dreams and Beautiful Surprises

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Paraclete Press #ad - In the midst of beauty and mess, celebrations and mourning, jerusalem greer tells her story of finding redemption in what is rather than what could be, by practicing the presence of God through rediscovering ancient contemplative teachings and practices solitude, prayer, work, and service and pairing them with domestic arts baking, chaos and monotony, gardening, study, sewing.

Jerusalem writes with a raw honesty that reassures readers they are not alone in feeling not good enough, not wise enough, not Christian enough to figure out God’s plans. Jerusalem is active on facebook and pinterest and regularly posts on her blog ‘Slow Living in a Fast World’ where she records what she calls her “beautymess” attempts at living a sacramental life.

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Who Is My Neighbor?

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Flyaway Books #ad - This creative story is sure to prompt rich conversations, encouraging new ways of seeing our neighbors and ourselves. A note for parents and educators is included. Blues and yellows just don't mix, and that's how it's always been. But then comes the day Midnight Blue takes a tumble along the road. His friends navy and powder blue don't even stop to help! It's only when a Yellow comes along that everything changes--forever.

No one remembers why.

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The Eternal Current: How a Practice-Based Faith Can Save Us from Drowning

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WaterBrook #ad - He calls this third way "practice-based faith. This book is about loving one's faith tradition and, at the same time, following the call to something deeper and richer. By adopting some new spiritual practices, it is possible to learn to swim again with a renewed sense of vigor and divine purpose. A call for christians to move past the shallows of idealized beliefs and into a deeper, more vibrant, beatitude-like faith rooted in sacred practices and intimate experiences with God.

When the limits of his own faith experience left him feeling spiritually empty, Niequist determined God must have a wider vision for worship and community. In his search, aaron discovered that there was historical Christian precedent for enacting faith in a different way, an ancient and now future way of believing.

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A Faith-Made Year: An Intergenerational Curriculum based on A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together

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#ad - This book features 12 step-by-step hands-on lesson plans that are engaging for all ages. The book also includes printable items, a discussion and reflection guide, Sunday school classes, along with outlines of how to use this curriculum with small groups, large group experiences and more. Christian educators, crafting, homeschoolers, and families will be thrilled to discover this easy-to-use intergenerational curriculum based on Greer's book A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, and Coming Together.

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Faith at Home: A Handbook for Cautiously Christian Parents

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Morehouse Publishing #ad - Growing need for resources to help parents engage in faith conversations at home• Talking points, and resources includedHome not the congregation and parents not clergy, practices, youth ministers, or Sunday School are the key mechanisms by which religious faith and practice are transmitted intergenerationally.

Faith at home will help parents learn this "second language" and introduce it to their children in simple, meaningful, concrete ways. However, for many parents in the United States, religious language is a foreign language. Parents often ask: how do we introduce prayer to our children if we do not necessarily believe prayer changes outcomes? How do we approach reading the Bible with our children when our own relationship with it is mixed or complicated? How do we talk about difficult things and where do we find God in the midst of them? How do we teach our children to make a difference in the world? How do we connect what happens at church to what happens at home? These questions and many more are addressed with talking points, practices, and resources provided for each subject.

Faith at Home: A Handbook for Cautiously Christian Parents #ad - . Recent studies indicate that the single most important factor in youth becoming committed and engaged in their religious faith as young adults is that the family talks about religion at home.

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Light of the World - Large Print: A Beginner's Guide to Advent

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Abingdon Press #ad - As part of a larger four-week study that is perfect for Advent, it includes a DVD and a comprehensive leader guide. In light of the world: a beginner’s guide to advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, the journey to Bethlehem, Mary, and the visit from the Magi.

. These stories open conversations around connections of the gospel stories to the Old Testament, the census and the stable, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.

Light of the World - Large Print: A Beginner's Guide to Advent #ad - The book provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike.

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How to Live: What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community

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Hampton Roads Publishing #ad - Benedict arose from an era when a great civilization was threatened by violence, political leaders that lacked the trust of the public, economic forces that favored the wealthy, and rampant xenophobia. In how to live, judith valente explores the key elements of the rule and clearly demonstrates how incorporating this ancient wisdom can change the quality and texture of our lives offering a way forward from the divisions gripping our country.

These fresh and profound explorations are inspiring and thoughtful, and will motivate readers to live a meaningful life. The rule of St. Similar to the anxieties and frustrations of the 6th century, we are living in a time where societies need to stress community over competition, simplicity over self gain, consensus over conflict, and silence over the constant chatter and distractions of our lives.

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Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World

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Herald Press #ad - But honestly: who's got the time? so one night she whispered a dangerous prayer: God, show me the things that make for peace… In Shalom Sistas, Moore shares what she learned when she challenged herself to study peace in the Bible for forty days. What if a bunch of jesus-following women catch a vision of a vibrant, whole, flourishing world? What happens when Shalom Sistas unite?Free downloadable study guide available here.

Like a lot of women, blogger osheta Moore loved the idea of shalom: God’s dream for a world that is whole, vibrant, and flourishing. From dropping “love bombs” on a family vacation, moore offers bold steps for crossing lines between black and white, to spreading shalom with a Swiffer, to talking to the coach who called her son the n-word, suburban and urban, rich and poor.

Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World #ad - Taking readers through the twelve points of the Shalom Sistas’ Manifesto, Moore experiments with practices of everyday peacemaking and invites readers to do the same.

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Children of God Storybook Bible

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Zonderkidz #ad - Their art is truly a marvelous reflection of how we are all made in God’s image. The children of god storybook bible:features archbishop Desmond Tutu retelling fifty of his most beloved Bible storiesIncludes stunning illustrations from many of the finest artists from around the world, such as Jago, E.

B. Many of the finest artists from around the world—such as Jago, E. B. Creating the first truly global bible for children of all nationalities, Desmond Tutu retells more than fifty of his most beloved Bible stories, artfully highlighting God’s desire for people of every color and every background to love one another and to find peace and forgiveness in their hearts.

Children of God Storybook Bible #ad - The children of god storybook bible represents a marked achievement in portraying the diverse peoples of the Bible and connecting Scripture with the multitude of ethnicities across the globe who seek to know and love God’s Word. Lewis, javaka steptoe, and xiao xin—have been selected to illustrate these stories, infusing each one with the style and richness of their own culture.

The stunning, with adam and eve in the garden, with noah on the ark, with Abraham in the desert, full-color illustrations found throughout the Children of God Storybook Bible allow readers to experience the Bible stories as if they were there, and with Jesus on the mountaintop. As desmond tutu says: “in the spirit of celebrating children all over the world, each illustrator in this book has been invited to draw on their own unique and rich cultural heritage in their portrayal of these Biblical stories.

Lewis, ending each biblical story with a short prayer, compassion, and xiao xinShows how God works through history, personalizing the message for each reader’s own lifeIs filled with Archbishop Tutu’s wisdom, Javaka Steptoe, and sense of humor as he reminds us, “We are all God’s children. ”.

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The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life

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Ignatius Press #ad - She also offers tips and tricks from her fifteen years in the Catholic mommy trenches on things like surviving bringing young children to Mass and saying a family Rosary. Whether you're a convert or a revert, a stay-at-home or a working parent, an expert theologian or a brand-new Catholic, a member of a big family or a little one, you're sure to find ways to make your Catholic faith a memorable and meaningful part of your busy family life.

And have fun doing it! If you have no idea what the liturgical calendar is, if you are looking for ways to bring your faith home from Sunday Mass, in every season, this still might be the book for you, all year long. Catholic blogger and mother of many, kendra tierney shares how her family incorporates traditional Catholic practices into today's family life throughout the Church year—from Advent and Christmas, through Lent and Easter, to Pentecost and beyond.

The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life #ad - She provides ideas for stories, decorations, activities, and foods that will help you to celebrate your Catholic faith with your family and friends without expertise or much advance planning. If you've been wondering how to bring the rich traditions of the Catholic Church's liturgical year into your home and into your family, this is the book for you.

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