Category: Family

January Crossings 2015

Dear People of Holy Cross, One of the little-recognized blessings of our faith community is the strength of relationship within our homes and families. How many churches have family members within one church (brothers and sisters, parents and children) who go back not just 10 or 20 but 60-80 years? Furthermore, if the married couples… Read more »

On Death and Life In a Community of Faith

  It’s not about the _____________: on death and life in a community of faith One Sunday in August, Holy Cross’ St. Francis-in-residence (or should I say St. Frances), Robyn, asked for prayers for a good friend who was dying. A friend named Chuck. That same morning she and Tim found that their Madagascar cockroach… Read more »

Children and Social Media

Recently comedian Louis C.K. was a guest on Conan O’Brien’s late night show. During the interview, he explained why he doesn’t let his daughters have smart phones. “Children who communicate primarily through social media don’t learn basic interpersonal skills because they don’t experience the facial reactions that build empathy.” Combining humor with insight, C.K. went… Read more »