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By Gavin Lewis In our family, the Catholic faith plays a central role in navigating holiday stress, providing a spiritual anchor during the hustle and bustle. We integrate holiday-specific prayer into our daily routine, seeking guidance during the holiday season, especially with the diverse range of ages among our four children.
By Gavin Lewis As a parent of young children, I often find myself thinking of ways to continue to instill faith, values and a sense of togetherness in my children’s lives. In this journey, All Saints’ Day has emerged as an opportunity to do just that.
By Gavin Lewis “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) When you were baptized, something truly extraordinary happened. You became a new creation in Christ! Just like a butterfly emerges from a chrysalis, baptism marks the moment you […]
By Gavin Lewis As children prepare to return to school, they have a wonderful opportunity to embrace Jesus’ teachings and be a light for others in their school halls. Imagine how the world would be if every student walked with compassion, kindness and love, just as Jesus did. “Let your light so shine before men, […]
By Gavin Lewis As Catholics, we believe that God has gifted each one of us with unique talents and abilities. The summer season presents an excellent opportunity to explore and develop these talents while nurturing our faith. By engaging in purposeful activities, we can honor God’s gifts and use them to bring joy and inspiration […]
By Gavin Lewis Summer is over, and so is the fun … or is it??? As summer comes to an end, we are pushing our kids to shift their mindset away from the playful days of the summer. We implore them to stop eating all the food from the refrigerator all day (maybe it’s just […]
By Gavin Lewis My family probably enjoys summers just a little bit more than most families. My wife and I work with schools, so we get somewhat of a break, and, of course, the children are out of school and are always ecstatic about sleeping a little longer and staying up a little later during […]
By Gavin Lewis As my wife and I prepare our kids for summer break, typically, we take time to discuss the success and difficulties of the school year that has ended. We talk about the goals that we had set and met or did not meet and what helped us to achieve or what prevented […]
By Gavin Lewis Each year during Lent, I struggle to find what I will abstain from. The hard part is not abstaining for 40 days, but ensuring that what I do allows me to make a conscious decision to better myself for life – not just during Lent.
By Gavin Lewis When most people think about love, they think about the love they receive and not the love they give. Acts 10:35 tells us that it is better to give than to receive. This does not just apply to monetary gifts but, more importantly, about you giving your time, love and God-given gifts to […]
By Gavin Lewis Each year, many of us set a goal or resolution to start the new year. We might want to spend more time with family, lose weight, read more, go to the gym, work out daily, get closer to God, etc. These are all goals we vow to keep, but we find ourselves slowly moving […]