Mary O'Connell

Living Arts Weekly: Easter

April 17, 2022 To everything there is a season And a time for every purpose under Heaven This week’s special Easter blog post is from LifeWays’ Founder, Cynthia Aldinger: In preparing to write this blog, I made my way down to the river to pray – well, not exactly to pray but to seek inspiration.  […]

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Living Arts Weekly: Passover

April 10, 2022 PASSOVER AT KULANU PLAYGARDEN From Yael Raff Peskin At its core, Judaism is an oral tradition, where stories are treasured and passed on from one generation to the next — l’dor v’dor. The story of the Exodus–from slavery to liberation–is the core story we tell and re-tell. It is THE story of the Jewish people.

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Living Arts Weekly: Glass Houses

March 13, 2022 This week’s blog post comes from author and early childhood educator, Judy Frizlen: When I was a child, we used to say, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”. It’s a catchy reminder that when we call attention to others’ flaws, they may point out ours. Not to forget, we all

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Living Arts Weekly: Mending

February 13, 2022 If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.       -Emily Dickinson When I was little, one of my very favorite books was a Little Golden Book called Mr. Bell’s Fix-It Shop. Upon Mr.

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