Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

One of my favorite units in our study of the New Testament is the unit on parables. Our textbook provides some good ways of looking at and categorizing parables, but my favorite part is when we take the time to look at some famous parables and begin to unpack what they can mean in our …

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When reading through my Magnificat magazine this month, something caught my eye. The Stations of the Cross have always been one of my favorite Lenten practices, and I love the way that our school displays them in the hallways so students can pray them any time. So I was really excited to discover the Via …

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One of the ways that I am trying to help my class celebrate Easter this year is by teaching them some of the classic Easter hymns and songs, and also introducing them to some more contemporary music as well. I hope some of these songs can help you in your celebration of Easter. This post …

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Happy Easter Monday!Last year around this time, I emailed our pastors. I love Lent and Holy Week, and I think that as a teacher I really do help my students to live these out. We pray the Stations of the Cross and go to Adoration weekly. We read the passion account from John. We learn …

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“After he had taken the body down, he wrapped it in a linen cloth and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb in which no one had yet been buried.”Luke 23:53 Sometimes after a long battle with illness, there is some small relief in knowing that your loved one is not longer in pain. When I …

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After this, Joseph of Arimathea, secretly a disciple for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus. And Pilate permitted it. So he came and took his body.”John 19: 38 Although not strictly portrayed in scripture, I love the image of the Pieta, which is the background image for …

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A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Luke 23:27 This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click through and purchase something using my link I receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve always loved the tradition of the Stations of the Cross. …

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