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Creative Times to Pray with Children

Creative Times to Pray with Children

by Anne Metz

Praying with children teaches them what to pray and how to pray, but more importantly, it helps them build their own relationship with Jesus. With any good friendship, it’s necessary to spend time together, and prayer is a vital way to spend time with God.

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How to Help Your Kids Love the Saints as Much as You Do

How to Help Your Kids Love the Saints as Much as You Do

By Lindsay Schlegel

If you want your kids to love the saints as much as you do, there’s one thing you need to keep in mind: You can’t love someone until you get to know them.

Now, of course, we are called to love all people, to honor their dignity, and to treat them with respect. But love in this context is something that comes from building a relationship, from spending time learning about the other and from time interacting with the other. Without this time and effort spent, the other isn’t much more than an abstraction. If you want your kids to have a real relationship with the saints, you need to get personal.

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Praying as a Family: Overcoming Obstacles

Praying as a Family: Overcoming Obstacles

Anne Metz

Do you feel like you should be praying together as a family, but you don’t know where to begin? You are not alone. Here’s a list of common obstacles and how to overcome them so you can get started reaping the benefits of family prayer.

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Five Simple Ways to Infuse Faith Into Your School Day

Five Simple Ways to Infuse Faith Into Your School Day

By Colleen Pressprich 

The number of families who are choosing to homeschool is higher than ever, and many parents are choosing it because it allows them to include their faith in their children’s education. Even though we use a formal religion curriculum and I teach my children specific religion lessons, I like to make sure that faith is a part of everything we do in our homeschool. It is a concrete way to show my children that Christ is the center of our lives.

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Out of the Ordinary: Ordinary Time Ideas

Out of the Ordinary: Ordinary Time Ideas

By Anne Metz

Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary. We aren’t in a season of preparing or celebrating per se, but we are in a season of living out faith. Through the readings in Ordinary Time, we learn about Jesus’ life and how we are called to be Christian witnesses in our everyday lives. So let’s not let this Liturgical Season fade into the background. Here are some ways to put Ordinary Time front and center in your homes.

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