Essay Excerpt: Weeping with Rachel, in Sorrow and Hope

Posted by Hope Zelmer on Dec 28, 2020 7:06:00 AM

Editorial Note: This excerpt is taken from an essay by the same name originally published at Church Life Journal on December 28, 2016.

At Christmas, [the] love and the gravitational pull of my heart toward little ones seasonally intensifies. And every year, the fact that our Lord came to earth not as an adult but as a helpless, innocent, dependent little one who needed the arms of his mother Mary and his foster-father Joseph repeatedly stuns me.

But the Feast of the Holy Innocents is not warm and fuzzy.

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Topics: Hope, liturgical year, Christmas, church life journal

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Jun 8, 2020 11:54:49 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: discipleship, retreat, fatherhood, visual arts, STEP, online education, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, church life journal

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