Christmas IS NOT Over

In the Catholic liturgical calendar, yesterday was the Feast Day of the Holy Family: a beautiful feast celebrating the Holy Family and by extension all families. This feast day was even more meaningful as we are visiting my family in Colorado. I had totally forgotten about this Feast Day in the craziness of the Feast of the Nativity. While reflecting on the Holy Family during the homily, the priest at Mass said something else that filled me with joy (and dare I say relief): the Catholic … [Read more...]

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The best children's books are the ones that both kids and adults want to read again and again. Besides a good story, these books are multilayered with meaning so each reading seems to reveal something new. It is not that often, though, that a children's play is both entertaining and seeped in meaning for both parents and children. San Antonio's Magik Theater's production of the Best Christmas Pageant Ever successfully accomplishes that feat. Based on the classic novel by Barbara Robinson, … [Read more...]