The Fabric of Families: Creativity Across Generations

how to create across generations

This Week on Mothering Spirit

Alissa’s essay reveals the power of discovering a new piece of your family’s past.

Rachel’s prayer speaks to the creativity of all who will “bake and be blessed” in the holiday season.

Resources to keep reflecting

“The Way It Is” by William Stafford is a poem about the threads running through the callings of our lives.

Madeleine L’Engle’s journal The Summer of the Great Grandmother tells of the intimate love between generations of mothers and daughters.

From Mothering Spirit: Kirby Hoberg writes about generational trauma and healing as a Native mother.

Thanks to our sponsors

This week’s sponsor is Brazos Press, publisher of Abuelita Faith by Kat Armas. In Abuelita Faith, Kat Armas, a Cuban American writer, combines personal storytelling with biblical reflection to tell the story of unnamed and overlooked theologians—mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters—whose survival, resistance, and persistence teach us the true power of faith and love. Also available in Spanish!

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This Week’s Question for Readers

How did your grandparents shape the person you are today?

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