House for All Sinners and Saints

  • House for All Sinners and Saints
    I am the mission developer for House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. We are an urban liturgical community with a progressive yet deeply rooted theological imagination. Check out our site for more info.

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  • Chris Enstad
    The blog of a dad, husband, Lutheran pastor, emerging, failing, conversing, confessing.
  • Ian Mobsby
    Ian is the Anglican Priest at Moot in London.
  • Matt Stone
    This is a great blog from Down Under which explores Christianity and religious pluralism
  • Luther Punk
    Like Ward Cleaver with tattoos
  • Ian Adams
    Ian is the priest of the MayBe community in Oxford...I think he's pretty stinkin' cool.
  • Rachael
    cool chick...check her out
  • MayBe
    This is a great emerging church community we spent time with in Oxford. Their website is well worth a look, especially the page "the spirit of MayBe"
  • Mad Priest
    If I'm the Sarcastic Lutheran, he's certainly the Sarcastic Anglican...
  • Steve Collins
    Steve's an interesting and articulate emerging church brit.
  • The Mercy Seat
    This is a really groovey new church plant in NorthEast Minneapolis, amazing jazz liturgy. Their website is well worth checking out

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Dear Nadia,
Here's some unsolicited, and therefore probably worthless parenting advice. It's a little something called "natural consequences." If your daughter is supposed to make her lunch and dawdles her time away, guess what, assuming she does not have a medical condition that would preclude the following, she gets to go to school without lunch, mom and dad don't rescue this. Trust me she'll survive and my guess will be she won't want to repeat the experience.
If she is refusing to get ready, there are a couple choices, calmly call the teacher or principle and put your daughter on the phone to tell them why she is "running late." Maybe she goes to school in her pajamas (this is carrying things a little far, but...I have known parents who have come close to enforcing this). Stay calm as you give her these prompts.
If she "misses" the bus, as it were, gee, she gets to spend the day without books, TV, friends as she accompanies Mom or Dad, going to classes, sitting in offices, standing in line at the Post office, picking up dry cleaning and running any other hellacious errands you can think of(have any business at the DMV?). I realize that with your CPE this might be not be possible, but if a babysitter is brought in he/she might be of assistance.

Just some thoughts. I know this sounds cruel, but if you remain calm, give her the prompts with setting the consequences, she gets to be "in control" while assuming the responsibility for the consequences. It's a lot like adulthood! What happens when you run late--you probably call people and let them know your running behind. Anyway, I know you get the picture.
Parent survivor (:

Every year on Maundy Thursday, and once every three years in the Sunday lectionary, we read a portion of Psalm 78. The lectionary in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer lists the reading as Psalm 78:14-20,23-25. I am the kind of person who always wants to know what they are skipping, so I looked it up a few years ago, and every year I nag the priest so that he will have us read straight through including verses 21 and 22, because I think they are the most important part. Go read it and see what you think. If you read it without those two verses, the people are wandering in the wilderness, being ungrateful and complaining that they don't have any food, and God gives them manna to eat. Nice story. God is nice. Then you insert those two verses; the people are complaining, and God is full of wrath, and his anger is kindled against them because they don't trust him, and he opens up the heavens, and... (thunderbolt? destruction?)... he rains down manna upon them to eat, and gives them grain from heaven.
Now, THAT is love.
And I am very humbled when I realize that God still provides for me even when I am being willful and selfish and ungrateful, just like the children in the wilderness!

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