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Sacred space at home

How your family can create a place to experience God

Devotions are an important way for a family to explore faith together. If we don’t make time for them, it’s harder for children and parents to talk about growing faith.

Probably few families today have home worship spaces. It might seem a quaint idea. But most of us have sacred spaces that already exist in our lives. Learn to recognize them, advises Kenda Creasy-Dean, co-author with Ron Foster of The Godbearing Life (Upper Room Books, 1998).

Creasy-Dean points to sports arenas as one example of a modern “sacred space” because we set them apart with special rituals and officials. This shows that we haven’t forgotten what set-apart space feels like, she says.


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