Dr. Tom Curran shares insights and stories about the final week of the liturgical year and the theology of the ‘Final Things’. Tom talks about what he is grateful for, references The Judgment of the Nations (Matthew 25: 31-46) and reads the latest update from Mary Grace on her experience in Guatemala on The World Race.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share gift ideas for children with different love languages: acts of service, quality time, words of affirmation, expressions of affection, and gift giving. Kari talks about gifts to buy from the dollar store and Tom reads his second-favorite text from Mary Grace. Read more about The 5 Love Languages for Children, by Gary Chapman.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran confess to having an empty tool box, honking the horn, lacking a bedtime routine, and watching Hallmark movies. Kari reads her favorite poem posted on Mary Grace’s World Race blog, “I Never Knew Jesus had Brown Eyes.” Tom shares insights he’s learned about trauma and trauma-informed care.
Dr. Tom Curran reads and reflects on the scripture passage, The Parable of the Sower. (Mark 4: 1-20) Tom references the recent blog post from Mary Grace Curran on the World Race, “From Seed to Sequoia,” and shares practical stories from family life that relate to different types of soil.
The Currans reflect on doubt vs. faith and the connection between struggle and triumph. Tom talks about the message he spoke to Catholic school parents and reads an excerpt from the book Kingdom Journeys: The Lost Spiritual Discipline by Seth Barnes. Kari shares stories from the send-off party for Mary Grace and continues to discuss their smart-phone rules for teens.