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(Everybody Needs Good) Neighbours Day [Guest]

Sorry, couldn’t resist the reference to my fond 1990s memories of Kylie and Jason at 7pm, five nights a week. Anyway. Welcome to Anna S, regular Sacraparental conversationalist, who celebrated Neighbours Day last year with great success. I’m keen to do something this year to follow up on our Pancake Party with the neighbours, and […]

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Lent with Kids, Week 1: Jesus is Wise

The pancake party was great fun, and we now have a seven-candle candelabra set up on the dining table – I am so rocking Lent! Well, the first three days of it, anyway… Now comes the hard part, for someone like me. I love ideas, so planning and designing our Lenten practice has been delightful. […]

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Lent with Kids: Getting Ready for Week 1

(Western) Lent in 2020 begins on Wednesday 26 February This is the first proper weekly post of our Lent with Kids series. If you’re reading this after the first week of Lent, or if you want to see the range of other Lent ideas¬†we’ve got, you can also head¬†here, to the series index¬†to see what’s […]

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What’s the Point of Lent? #4: Roman Catholic Practices

This is the fourth in a mini-series looking at how different traditions celebrate Lent. They build on each other, so you might like to catch up on the first three:¬† Fasting in the Old Testament Jesus and the Early Church Orthodox Practices Looking for Lent stuff on Pinterest (a current, geeky hobby of mine) leads […]

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What’s the Point of Lent? #3: Orthodox Practices

This is the third in a mini-series looking at how different traditions celebrate Lent. You might like to start with the first post on Old Testament fasting¬†and catch up on the second on Jesus and the Early Church. It wasn’t until I moved to New Plymouth, next door to a lovely Egyptian family, that I […]

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What’s the Point of Lent? #2: Jesus and the Early Church

This is a mini-series leading up to Lent, which begins in 2014 on March 5. You might like to catch up on the first part, looking at fasting in the Old Testament, before reading this one.¬† In the Old Testament, fasting is usually portrayed as a spontaneous response to what Scot McKnight calls a ‘sacred, […]

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Sacraparental Lent with Kids

This is an introductory post to our Lent with Kids series, explaining how and why we’re using candles and a bunch of other things to make Lent meaningful at home. I wrote this several years ago now, and it has become a cornerstone of our family spirituality. Skip to the bottom to see the basic […]

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New Year’s Guide to Gorgeous New Grains

toast Weetbix spaghetti biscuits sandwiches muffins pizza couscous pancakes scones fritters cake crackers noodles pita pockets crumpets Are any of these on your regular playlist? (And am I making you hungry?) It seems like quite a variety of starches for your diet, but look again: every single one is (usually) made out of wheat. People […]

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Possession #3: Loosing the Sentimental Chains

Some of us just don’t get around to clearing out our junk. But most hoarders are shackled to mountains of stuff because of one of two sentences. #1 ‘But it’s bound to come in handy one day!’ #2 ‘But it has a lot of sentimental value…’ If you’ve got the headspace and storage space, I […]

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