Hello friends! I have a new op-ed column over at the Catholic News Herald. I hope to offer practical tips and stories to help families integrate Faith into daily life. What topics would you like to hear about?

This month’s food for thought:

He arrived, as the beautiful Christmas novena prayer says, in “a stable at midnight in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold.” He entered into our lack, not into our abundance. He came to heal and to connect, not to divide. Understanding this tremendous gift, what can we do in our families to prepare for this humble King? What will be at the center of our children’s imagination when they picture “Christmas” years from now?

Read more here.

And if you’re interested in what new traditions you can introduce into your family’s Advent to center your minds on Christ, here are some of my favorites:

10 Christ-Centered Advent Ideas