Friday, October 28, 2011

Redeeming Hallowe'en - Family Matters Post

Hey y'all! That's right, I included the oft forgotten apostrophe in the word Hallowe'en.  I feel all Mean Ol' Schoolmarm when I do that, but I kind of like how it looks.

I've got a feeling...that today's gonna be a good day, today's gonna be a good, good day. (Everybody sing with me!)

It's my birthday, and this means the day is going to contain lots of food, friends and facinators, which I'm sure you know is the trifecta of birthday perfection. It's also a great example of alliteration and could almost be a three point sermon outline.

Birthdays might make me a bit hyper.  Sorry.

It's also a great day because another post I wrote for Family Matters is up for all to see.

Here's an excerpt for your enjoyment...

The best day of the year to build community is on Halloween.
People leave their fenced yards, their closed-in garages, and all the other necessary amenities of life that by their very nature detract from people getting to know one another, and walk about the neighbourhood.
This is why, if you can somehow make it work for your family, I suggest getting out there and celebrating with everyone on your street...
Enjoy today friends!


  1. I LOVED this post today! I found you via the Family Matters blog and wanted to come and say hi! I'm in Texas and my garage is in the back but I'm inspired to do... something like this next year. Will have to be creative and come with something. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hi Katie - welcome to the blog! I'm so glad you've been inspired to try to create a way to connect - although a lemonade stand is probably better suited for the October temps in Texas, right? I'd love to hear what you decide to do (even if it's a year from now!)

  3. Thank you thank you thank you for a perfectly written post......
    Jesus is inclusive has been my answer to the debate about to halloween or not....and I love the way you have put it!


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