I need you, too

You need me (I say) as you walk away I desire to tether you to me for you are proceeding alone rarely needing asking receiving I wait… arms extended continually for that moment that surprises us all when in mutuality we need each other (I need you, too)

maternal scoffing

I never anticipated the judgement and disdain we mothers fling at one another’s face their backs their ears never hear the malice and scoffing that they’re a worse mother than she and she and of course, me.  

morning naps

The end of an era you peacefully abided in silly little dreams and snuggles, unchided but now you revolt and there is no rest in sight morning naps are over much to your delight.

Our Taste of Heaven

The familiar drive down our street will be less exciting now the trees will have shed their luscious color and all that will be left is dullness. your home, our home which had brought so much luster to our souls has also withered dry memories linger of each year we came year after year, with…

What is My Only Comfort in Life and in Death?

I had written previously about catechism resources, and it wasn’t until my mom died and we read the first question and answer from the Heidelberg Catechism corporately at the graveside service that I realized this is what catechisms are for. The theology we have studied for years and years as children and teenagers prepare us…

Songs for Family Discipleship

Songs from the New City Catechism a. Information about the New City Catechism Songs   Getty Children’s Hymnal   Rain For Roots 1. The Kingdom of Heaven is Like This 2. Big Stories for Little Ones 3. Waiting Songs (Advent)

Catechisms for Family Discipleship

I will hopefully be writing more on catechisms in the next year and their place in family discipleship, but in the meantime, here are some resources in various Reformed and Lutheran denominational traditions for your families: Luther’s Small Catechism (Lutheran Church) Heidelberg Catechism (Christian Reformed Church) Westminster Shorter Catechism (Presbyterian Church) New City Catechism (Combination of various Reformed Catechisms) (Now…