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How children see God

Creativity is one of the things I love best about being a children’s minister at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church in Lafayette, California. And few are as creative as my colleague, Lori Robinson, associate director of children’s ministry, who says, “The image of God is like a mosaic where each of us has within us a single piece: The more people we get to know, the better we understand the image of God.”

Are we expecting too much from our Christmas Eve worship services?

During Advent, I often meditate on the holy family. There’s Joseph, the adoptive father whose acceptance of Mary and Jesus is later mirrored in the adoption of the Gentiles into God’s original chosen family. I give thanks for Joseph’s love, grace and obedience when it came to putting together an unconventional family.