Index

Scriptures

Genesis 15:1-18: Family Liturgy: Second Week of Lent

Exodus 16:2-15: The Faithfulness of God;
Exodus 20:12: Honor

Deuteronomy 11:19: Knowing Stats, Knowing Faith

Joshua 4:24-26: All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten . . . 

1 Samuel 16:1-13:  God Looks on the HeartKnowing God

Psalm 8: How Majestic is God’s Name!;
Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd;
Psalm 42: Doubting, Longing, Loving
Psalm 46: God is our Safety. God is our Strength.;
Psalm 51:10: Genesis Moments
Psalm 119:97-104: To Love a Law;
Psalm 126: Fifth Week of Lent, A Psalm for Remembering and Dreaming;
Psalm 139: Fearfully and Wonderfully MadeKnowing God;
Psalm 148: Praise the Lord!;

Isaiah 58:9-12: Rebuilding Ancient Ruins

Matthew 5: Making Peace;
Matthew 18:3: A Confession: Learning to Learn from my Children

Mark 1:9-13: Identity and the Tapes we Play
Mark 6:31-32: Down Time;
Mark 10:14-15: The Practice of Laughter (or, the bedtime rile up)

Luke 4:1-13: Family Liturgy: First Week of Lent
Luke 7:36-8:3: The Sweet Scent of Love and Forgiveness;
Luke 10:25-37: Being a Good Neighbor;
Luke 10:38-42: Rhythms of Work and Rest;
Luke 12:13-21: Abundance of Possessions;
Luke 13:1-9:  Family Liturgy: Third Week of Lent;
Luke 13:10-17: To Dare to Dance: How My Daughter Teaches me Courage
Luke 15:1-10: God Throws a Party;
Luke 19:1-10: The Story of Zacchaeus
Luke 19:28-40:  Palm Sunday-Waving Palms
Luke 23:46: To Commend: the Parent’s Leap of Trust;John 5:1-9: Accepting God’s Healing;

John 13:1-35: Holy Week: Servant’s Hands, Servant’s Feet;
John 14:18-23: A Dwelling Place;
John 17: Parenting is Subversive;
John 21:1-13: Family Liturgy;

Acts 2:46-47: Extended Family and Discipleship: Who is Your Oikos?

Romans 3:23-24: All Have Sinned;

Galatians 5:1-25: Slaves to Each Other in Love;

Philippians 1:1-8: “I thank my God . . . “
Philippians 2:1-13: Let Christ’s Mind be in You;

1 Timothy 2:1-7: Lifting Up Others in Prayer

2 Timothy 1:6-14: Reading Hard Texts, Praying Hard Prayers;

Hebrews 12:1: The Crowd of Witnesses: A Family Liturgy for All Saints


Topics

Aging Parents and Grandparents: Multigenerational Sandwich;

All Saints: The Crowd of Witnesses: A Family Liturgy for All Saints

Baptism: Child of God: Six (Easy) Baptism-Related Ideas for your Toddler;

Bible: Bible Study, Preschool Style; Seeing the Story in EverythingI Never Planned It;

Birth: Parenting is SubversivePrecipitous Labor–An Unintentional Home Birth;

Books: 25 Books Every Christian Should Read; What Dallas Willard Taught me about Spiritual Formation; Get Out of My Brain, Katherine Willis Pershey!; Our First Book Give-Away! (Hopes and Fears)Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time;

Church: The Choice to “Church”Sunday Morning Fight ClubFive Ways Churches Can Help ParentsBringing Others Along for the Ride

Creation: Creating AwarenessThin Places: I can feel the winds of heaven . . .;

Crucifixion: The First Letter of God’s Name

Death: Attending Death; On Loss and FaithAccepting God’s HealingThe First Letter of God’s NameReading Hard Texts, Praying Hard Prayers;

Discernment: Saying Yes;

Discipleship: Risking Discipleship;

Discipline: Empathy and Big Kid Problems

Easter: Ask your Kids about Resurrection;

Fear: Don’t be AfraidHold it up to the LightIdentity and the Tapes we Play“That Can Stop a Heart”: A Meditation on Fear and an Electric FenceTo Dare to Dance: How My Daughter Teaches me Courage

Friendship: Extended Family and Discipleship: Who is Your Oikos?;

Grace: All Have Sinned; Grace RulesCompostProtect or PrepareEmbarrassing Moments;  Knowing God;

Gratitude: It’s Worth the PostageTaking Notice: The Everyday God;  All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten . . . The SUV of Ingratitude;  Just Say Thank You;  The Light of Christ at Our Messy Tables;  Cooking Dinner;

Halloween:  God Looks on the Heart

Interfaith:  Family of Faith–and No FaithA New Prayer;

Justice: Take Them with You;

Kindness: HonorBeing a Good NeighborBearing One Another’s Burdens;

Lent: Family Liturgy: Third Week of Lent; Family Liturgy: Second Week of Lent;  Family Liturgy: First Week of Lent; Holy Week: Servant’s Hands, Servant’s FeetTo Commend: the Parent’s Leap of Trust; Fifth Week of Lent, A Psalm for Remembering and Dreaming; ‘Tis the (Lenten) Season;
–Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday, Mortality, and Children
–Good Friday: Attending Death
–Palm Sunday: Palm Sunday-Waving Palms;

Love: Parenting as Presence, Part 3: Of Love and Communion;

Music: For the Love of God, Sing!Practicing Light in the Midst of Darkness;  Music and Faith;

Parenting Struggles: Working the Space; Never Picture PerfectGrace RulesFive Ways Churches Can Help ParentsBegin Again: Mommy Needs a Stiff Drink;

Peace: Seeking Peace;

Prayer: OK, I’ll pray this time . . . Prayer & the LaundryGod is With Me; What I’ve Learned from Praying with my Children; Lifting Up Others in PrayerA New PrayerThe Light of Christ at Our Messy Tables

Questions: Questions and AnswersHold it up to the LightA Confession: Learning to Learn from my Children;

Race: Teaching my Child about Privilege;

Rituals: Parenting as Presence, Part 2: Of Shiny Things and DisconnectionGod is With Me;

Sabbath: Sabbath and JoyDown TimeRhythms of Work and RestSabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time[the] Breathing RoomSabbath is for People: Practicing from Who We Are;

Service: Bringing Others Along for the Ride

Simplicity: Listening to Our Children: How my Daughter’s Obsession with the Amish Changed our Lives ; Gifts of SimplicityAbundance of Possessions;

Solitude: The Rhythm of Solitude;  One Broody Chicken: On Broodiness and Motherhood;

Spiritual Practices:  Spiritual Disciplines and This New, Exciting (Terrifying) Project;  Loving the Season; Parenting as Presence, Part 1: Of Mass Chaos and Spiritual Practices;  It’s Just PracticeThe Practice of Laughter (or, the bedtime rile up)Knowing Stats, Knowing FaithA Day of YesPracticing Faith in Families

Stewardship: First FruitsCompost;

Technology: Yes, Please;

Time: The Best Lesson my Kids Ever Taught MeOn Lemonade Stands and Being Still: Reflections from my Front PorchI Never Planned It[the] Breathing Room;  Marginalia;  Genesis MomentsA Day of YesRenewed Day by DayConfessions of a Soccer Mom;

Tragedy: When Tragedy Strikes; Practicing Light in the Midst of DarknessMaking Peace;

Transition: Hope–On the ThresholdGenesis Moments;

Worship: Family Worship;


Authors

Beth Anderson: Family Worship;

Rachel Andresen: To Dare to Dance: How My Daughter Teaches me Courage;

Jill Clingan: Spiritual Disciplines and This New, Exciting (Terrifying) ProjectOn Loss and Faith‘Tis the (Lenten) Season; Listening to Our Children: How my Daughter’s Obsession with the Amish Changed our Lives ; The Rhythm of Solitude; On Lemonade Stands and Being Still: Reflections from my Front Porch; Hold it up to the Light; Compost; “That Can Stop a Heart”: A Meditation on Fear and an Electric Fence; Genesis Moments;  One Broody Chicken: On Broodiness and Motherhood;

Amanda Cormack: The Choice to “Church”;

MaryAnn McKibben Dana: Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time;  God Looks on the Heart;

Jennifer DiFrancesco: Family Liturgy: Second Week of LentPalm Sunday-Waving Palms;  The Lord is My ShepherdDown TimeThe Sweet Scent of Love and Forgiveness; Honor;  The Faithfulness of GodLifting Up Others in Prayer; Renewed Day by Day;  “I thank my God . . . “;

Elizabeth Dilley:  Get Out of My Brain, Katherine Willis Pershey!

Laura Kelly Fanucci:  Family Liturgy: Third Week of Lent; Sunday Morning Fight Club; It’s Just Practice;

Corey Fields: OK, I’ll pray this time . . . Working the SpaceBible Study, Preschool Style; Taking Notice: The Everyday God; I Never Planned It; The Practice of Laughter (or, the bedtime rile up); Sabbath is for People: Practicing from Who We Are; Empathy and Big Kid Problems;

Christine Gough: It’s Worth the PostageNever Picture PerfectAll I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten . . . ; Hope–On the Threshold; [the] Breathing Room; Begin Again: Mommy Needs a Stiff Drink;  Knowing God;

Joanna Harader: Welcome to Practicing FamiliesFamily Liturgy: First Week of Lent; Loving the SeasonAttending DeathPraise the Lord!God is our Safety. God is our Strength.; How Majestic is God’s Name!; Rhythms of Work and RestMaking Peace;  Reading Hard Texts, Praying Hard PrayersThe Story of Zacchaeus

Amy Haynie: Practicing Faith in Families;

Laura Knightly: Practicing Light in the Midst of Darkness

Chris Lenshyn: Parenting as Presence, Part 1: Of Mass Chaos and Spiritual Practices; Parenting as Presence, Part 2: Of Shiny Things and Disconnection; Parenting as Presence, Part 3: Of Love and Communion; Parenting is Subversive; Precipitous Labor–An Unintentional Home Birth; Five Ways Churches Can Help Parents; A Confession: Learning to Learn from my Children;

Erika Marksbury: Fifth Week of Lent, A Psalm for Remembering and DreamingFamily Liturgy: John 21:1-13; John 14: Dwelling Place; Psalm 42: Doubting, Longing, Loving; The First Letter of God’s NameRebuilding Ancient Ruins; Luke 15:1-10: God Throws a Party;  To Love a Law;

Charity Marrone: Gifts of Simplicity; Yes, Please;

Bromleigh McCleneghan:  Questions and AnswersOur First Book Give-Away! (Hopes and Fears); Music and Faith;

Amy Yoder McGloughlin:  Ash Wednesday, Mortality, and Children; God is With MeAsk your Kids about Resurrection; Don’t be AfraidSeeing the Story in Everything; Bearing One Another’s Burdens; Risking DiscipleshipFearfully and Wonderfully MadeJust Say Thank You

Horace McMillan: Multigenerational Sandwich;

Lee Hull Moses: Our First Book Give-Away! (Hopes and Fears); Cooking Dinner;

Joel Miller: Take Them with You;

Jennifer Mills-Knutsen: Family of Faith–and No FaithWhen Tragedy Strikes; For the Love of God, Sing!All Have Sinned; Teaching my Child about PrivilegeGrace Rules; Knowing Stats, Knowing Faith; Protect or Prepare; A Day of Yes;  The Crowd of Witnesses: A Family Liturgy for All Saints;

Julia Roller: Saying Yes Review: 25 Books Every Christian Should Read; Prayer & the LaundryThe Best Lesson my Kids Ever Taught MeWhat Dallas Willard Taught me about Spiritual Formation; First Fruits; The SUV of IngratitudeWhat I’ve Learned from Praying with my Children; Seeking Peace;  Embarrassing Moments;  Confessions of a Soccer Mom;

Rebecca Seiling: Holy Week: Servant’s Hands, Servant’s FeetAccepting God’s Healing;  Slaves to Each Other in LoveBeing a Good NeighborLet Christ’s Mind be in You; Abundance of Possessions; A New Prayer;

Ben Simpson: Creating Awareness;

Andrew Tash: Sabbath and Joy;  Thin Places: I can feel the winds of heaven . . . ; Marginalia;

Sara Wolbrecht: To Commend: the Parent’s Leap of Trust; Extended Family and Discipleship: Who is Your Oikos?; Child of God: Six (Easy) Baptism-Related Ideas for your Toddler; Identity and the Tapes we Play; Bringing Others Along for the Ride;  The Light of Christ at Our Messy Tables;

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