Greetings from Gracieland — Mom’s Facebook Issues

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Greetings from GracielandEditor’s Note: We kick off the New Year with more Greetings from Gracieland, a fantastic new webstrip from Jimmy Gownley and Ellen Toole Austin. Jimmy and Ellen have graciously agreed to share their talents with our readers for a feature I know your whole family will enjoy! Along with the comic, you’ll find “Table Talk”, a terrific conversation starter to share with your children. Be sure to visit the Greetings from Gracieland website at www.GreetingsFromGracieland.com for more fun and inspiration with Gracie and join us here each Thursday morning for a new feature! LMH

Greetings from Gracieland

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Gracieland Table Talk for “Mom’s Facebook Issues”

We would like to encourage you to share a family meal and Gracieland together.  Each week we will be posting some discussion starters that you can share with your family.  Share the webstrip with your kids, grab a plate, pull up a chair, and talk.

Ask your child:

Do you know what a Spiritual Work of Mercy is?

Explain that is takes many forms including: teaching others about God, giving advice, correcting people who are confused about God, forgiving others, comforting those that are hurting and praying for people.

How is Gracie’s mom trying to help others?

What can you do to help someone?  What can we do as a family?

Copyright 2011 Ellen Toole Austin and Jimmy Gownley

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About Author

Jimmy Gownley is the New York Times best selling author of the Amelia Rules! series. He has 13 Eisner Nominations (the comic industry's “Oscar”) including nods for best kid's comic, and best single issue. He has won three Junior Library Guild awards and was the winner of the 2006 Cybil Award for best graphic novel. A professional educator, facilitator and writer, Ellen Toole is committed to making faith relevant in everyday life she is the creator of agiftofgrace.net, a site featuring weekly Scripture-based podcasts, hosts parish-wide Bible study programs and student-centered religious education. Ellen has a degree in Elementary Education from Boston College, and is enrolled in an M.A. Program in Pastoral Ministry with a concentration in Scripture through the Augustine Institute.

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