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Friday
Feb242012

A priest in every home: Nurturing Faith in Young Children

 

(Photos: Stephanie Douglas)

By Stephanie Douglas

I READ A LOT of parenting books. This practice started, somewhat inadvisably, when I was a first-time mum to a colicky infant. It was a book about stages of development

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Friday
Feb242012

Prayers Fit for a Queen

(Cecil Beaton)

PRINCESS ELIZABETH became queen upon the sudden death of her father, King George VI, on February 6th, 1952. Her actual coronation took place a year later, in June of 1953. This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary

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Friday
Dec302011

Staging a Fine Christmas Pageant

(Photo: Sophie Traub)

By Cheryl Thornton

I LOVE Christmas pageants and have been involved with many throughout my life. For seven years in a row, I wrote and directed pageants for a church in north Toronto. Each year as the Bethlehem dust settled on the manger scene

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Friday
Dec302011

A Christmas Collection for Young Families

By Ruth Flannigan & Manya Egerton

CONSIDER GIVING some of these books this Christmas, either to your own children, grandchildren or godchildren, nieces or nephews, or to the children in your church through their Sunday school or children’s church library.

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Monday
Nov142011

My Many-Coloured Days: Books about the Emotional Lives of Young Children

By Beth Allen & Manya Egerton

“AWAY IN A MANGER, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.” We sing this carol and others because December is the time in the church year when we remember the birth and early life of Jesus. The New Testament doesn’t tell us much beyond those first days and weeks, weeks full of trauma, heartbreak, glory

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