Making space for grief
For career day at my daughter's school, I brought pictures of some of the things pastors do. The students were mostly interested in the funerals.
My Presbyterian granddaughter hasn’t heard about 500 years of conflict over “the real presence.” At her cousins' Catholic church, she washed down the wafer with a large gulp from the cup—and then another.
Blessings from a special-needs child
Calling my wife and me “special” suggests that there is an alternative—that it would have been acceptable to refuse to receive our child.
We had not one but two baptisms the other day. What absorbed me most was the way the little kids edged toward the event like wasps to a picnic.
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I have a child who has a disability. Here are a few ways that congregations can try to embrace families like mine.
A worship service with children of all abilities
Part church, part support network for families, Salvage Garden strives to create a space where all are welcome.
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