Family



Mother’s Day

By Rebecca Reynolds

I remember what it was like to want a baby.

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Beyond the Footlights

By Helena Sorensen

I had not meant to think on dancers
No, nor womanhood
I meant to write of summer,
Goodness, and the love of God.

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An Exciting Slugs & Bugs Announcement!

By The Rabbit Room

Doug the Slug and Sparky the Lightning Bug got a big surprise from our friend Randall, and they even managed to catch it on video. Click through to watch for yourself!

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Yours Also the Night

By Julie Spencer

The day is yours, and yours also the night…
—Psalm 74:16

Sometimes when I cannot sleep, I wander through the house, looking at all the other people who are sleeping. There’s a satisfaction in knowing that all my loved ones are contentedly asleep, with their blankets cozily snuggled under their chins. I feel a flash of jealousy, too, sometimes, a sense of martyrdom: “Well, at least someone is getting some sleep around here.” Cue the dramatic sigh.

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Write Poetry with Your Kids

By Chris Slaten

“Writing poetry is too hard.” This is the offense I hear my high school students protest frequently. I get it, but I don’t think it’s entirely true.

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Fear Not

By Julie Silander

I wrote this post the morning before Christmas Eve. At 10pm that night, my husband had a stroke. Changes in circumstance can’t change what is True. We were, are, and continue to be grateful.

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Awkward Saint Crazy

By Adam Whipple

[Editor’s note: We’ve decided to take the last few days of 2018 to repost some of our favorite pieces of writing that showed up on the blog this year. The second piece we’re sharing is “Awkward Saint Crazy” by Adam Whipple, in which he earnestly and skillfully asks how the Church can best engage with mental illness.]

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The Family That Sings Together

By Maria Bonvissuto

“Why don’t we have a little sing-along?”

For many years, those words filled me with irritation. A lazy evening after dinner trying to decide what to do—watch a movie? Read? Play a board game?—and then would come Mom’s inevitable suggestion of a family jam session. None of us seven children ever met the idea with enthusiasm.

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He Knows Our Grief

By Sarah Hauser

Christmas can be a time of joy and celebration—but it’s also a season of lament for many of us. For my family and me, we’re just past a season of grief; lament always remains a prayer on my lips. We live in a broken and hurting world, after all, and if we’re not currently grieving, we know someone who is.

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A Spare Oom Of My Own

By Janna Barber

Of the six of bedrooms I can remember from my childhood, only two were completely my own, and the time I lived in both of them was less than two years. The rest I shared with my sister. In college I had five different roommates in three different dorm rooms and one apartment, then I got married. So I guess you could say I never really had a room of my own. Until now.

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A Liturgy for Setting Up a Christmas Tree

By Pete Peterson

We just read this in our home, and we hope you will too. Use the free download link at the end to print out a copy for your family.

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A Liturgy For Feasting With Friends

By The Rabbit Room

This Thanksgiving, we offer you this liturgy. Wherever you are today, and whomever you are with, we invite you to join us in praying that all our shared meals would “strike at the root of the lie that would drain life of meaning, and the world of joy, and suffering of redemption.”

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