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Halloween: Holiday in Need of Renovation

Halloween: Holiday in Need of Renovation Given its pagan roots, some think it evil. We disagree and examine its deeper meaning, religious roots, and contemporary significance, including practical ideas on how to celebrate it today. Renovating Halloween Halloween: A Pagan Perspective One reader reacted strongly to my halloween piece. Since her retort was so well […]


What are we celebrating on the 4th of July?

The answer might surprise you …..


Independence Day Prayer

Prayers, poetry, thoughts, readings and famous quotations for the 4th of July


Father’s Day Prayer

Prayers, thoughts and readings for Father’s Day


Father’s Day Date

Don’t Forget Father’s Day The date and meaning of Father’s Day. With thoughts, prayers and readings for and about Dad.


Muslim Holiday Calendar

Whether you are a Muslim needed to know to date of a holiday this year or simply need to know when your Muslim friends might be celebrating, our Muslim holiday calendar might come in useful …. with links to lots of additional information about Islam.  Check it out now.


No Greater Love

Some thoughts about the history, date, and meaning of Mother’s Day. Read more ….


Is Mother’s Day a Christian Holiday?

Many people see Mother’s Day as a secular holiday, designed by the greeting card industry, promoted by restaurants, beloved by florists. Some clergy agree, objecting to the commercialism of the holiday. Does Mother’s Day have religious meaning? If so what is it? Just consider the witness of its founder, Anna Jarvis. Read more ….


Mother’s Day Prayer

Check out our lastest list of readings and prayers for Mother’s Day.  Mother’s Day Prayer.


The Motherhood of God

Since we Christians, along with  our Jewish and Muslim cousins have devoted 2000 years or more to God the Father,  and our religions appear to be caught up in such a mess of trouble, both here in  the US with the sex abuse scandals and in the Middle East, perhaps its time for a  change of heart. I’m beginning […]