Category Archives: Training Up a Child

Liturgy with kids, and writing for a friend

Yesterday was our first experience with an Epicopal church service, and we’re still processing our impressions. We have long been familiar with this tradition from the writings of Madeleine L’Engle and Lauren F. Winner and from my personal use over … Continue reading

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A preschooler discovers the problem of pain

“Why did God make pain?” I was lying on the floor in the playroom while Yosi, almost four, steadfastly refused to eat her lunch. She was holding her knee, which she claimed was hurting. Spontaneously, unprovoked, she voiced the question human beings have … Continue reading

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Church Quest: Preschool Edition

As you already know if you’ve been reading my blog this last month, we recently left our church home of ten years. It was the only church my daughter had ever stepped foot in, so her response to visiting new … Continue reading

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Church Quest 8: Non-negotiables

Lyndie and I recently announced we are leaving our church home of ten years. We are leaving on good terms and with our relationships there intact. I am currently writing a blog series about our process of leaving and looking … Continue reading

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Church Quest 7: The Dream List

Lyndie and I recently announced we are leaving our church home of ten years. We are leaving on good terms and with our relationships there intact. I am currently writing a blog series about our process of leaving and looking … Continue reading

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Church Quest 6: What we like about our current church

Lyndie and I recently announced we are leaving our church home of ten years. We are leaving on good terms and with our relationships there intact. I am currently writing a blog series about our process of leaving and looking … Continue reading

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Church Quest 5: Why we ultimately decided to leave

Lyndie and I recently announced we are leaving our church home of ten years. We are leaving on good terms and with our relationships there intact. I am currently writing a blog series about our process of leaving and looking … Continue reading

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Church Quest 4: Why we originally planned to stay

Lyndie and I recently announced we are leaving our church home of ten years. We are leaving on good terms and with our relationships there intact. I am currently writing a blog series about our process of leaving and looking … Continue reading

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Fathers

A few nights ago I was getting Yosi ready for bed when she told me, You know, Daddy, you’re a child too. We’re all children of Jesus. We’re both children. There’s a chance she was saying this to avoid having to … Continue reading

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The Myth of Parental Protection, or Why my daughter will read Dracula

I came across an article on Geekmom today that got all my book-loving, free speech hackles up. In the article, Geekmom Suzanne Lezear responds to a recent article by Meghan Cox Gurdon in the Wall Street Journal about a mom who … Continue reading

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