By Julia Beacroft – Both my mother and my eldest son have their birthdays in October, and there is exactly 50 years and a day difference in their ages. How lovely, you might say, but...
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Some of the children at my son’s school have been tasked with learning the maypole dance. The dance is performed by pairs of boys and girls who stand alternately around the base of the maypole — a painted pole, decorated with flowers, around which people traditionally dance on May Day — each holding the end of a ribbon.
Like many young children, I had a vivid and expressive imagination when I was young, and that came especially to the fore during play times. A princess who needed to be rescued, a wicked witch and an intrepid explorer were among the fantasy roles I enjoyed enacting.
We naturally consider the month of January to be a new beginning, and the commencement of a time when anything could happen. It’s the start of a new year when we make all kinds of promises to ourselves — and often fail to keep.
The traditional turkey roast dinner seems to be synonymous with Christmas, at least in Britain, and I’ve certainly had my fair share of cooking them.
Do you use our Social Communication technology to Evangelise? Do you boldly state your Christian/Catholic faith even when it loses you “Likes”?