"Today, we Christians must learn how to live effectively as a minority in an indifferent and hostile society, not the 'state religion' of yesteryear. The responsibility for the Christian faith development of our children lies solely with us ! .... Our Christian seasons -- or 'The Christian Church Year' provide the motivating rhythm for our 'Christian Home Traditions' which can also include other significant times such as birthdays, Thanksgiving, etc. Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost help us to tell and 'live' the story of the life of Jesus, along with the whole story of God's salvation through time. Establishing rituals or traditions that help us to mark time in seasons can be great fun and a source of growth for all ages of adults and children". -- p. 1-2.
Contents: [Introduction] / Patti Carlisle -- Christians mark time to the beat of a different drum -- Harvest and Thanksgiving for God's Apples -- Catching the Sun with String Games ! -- Pick Pocket Day in Advent ! -- What About that Important Gift ? -- The Sky is the Limit ! Be a Star Gazer ! -- Foot-Washing Massaging the Soul ! -- Easter Treasure Hunt -- Bless God's Gardening 'Gang' -- The Simple Sounds of Summer.