Peace Garden Mama II

A garden blend of family, faith and following the muse

   Oct 31

soulful saturdays: classroom full of saints

Soulful Saturdays: Classroom Full of Saints

This is what Halloween is looking like over here; at least as it went down yesterday in my son’s first-grade class. On Monday, I’ll explain why I was filled with conflicting emotion — almost to the point of crying — when I first saw this photo (taken by another parent). The tears were right there, but I pushed them back down. It was a moment of feeling both intense happiness and sadness, and at first, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. How could one photo have such an effect? Later, the reason for my near-tears became clearer. Stay tuned for "Mama Mondays" to find out why.

In the meantime, I’m not quite done with the Halloween debate. I read a great article today that really articulated the gist of how I feel about the subject of whether Christians should take part in Halloween events. It’s really been interesting to consider the many different viewpoints throughout the week, but when all is said and done, these words by Ken Eastburn capture many of my own thoughts — especially in the concluding (penultimate) paragraph.

All Hallow’s Eve blessings and peace to all!


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