Sunday, April 2, 2017

Twitchy and Giggles or Why I I Have a Communion Problem

Standing at the front, a solemn brother reminds the congregation that the bread he holds in his hands is the body of Jesus Christ.  Sitting in the pew, I raise an eyebrow as the kid I JUST told to put her feet down sneaks them back up.

He entones, “Let us pray.”  With half an eye open, I keep watch on Twitchy and Giggles ready to thump them if they get too loud.

The bread is passed. I am putting an arm around one child and patting another on the shoulder to remind them to be still, so my long-term nightmare of one of them upending the plate and sending Matzos sailing into the air doesn’t actually come to fruition. 

I hope the Lord can forgive my lack of attention.  I want to focus; I really do.   And, don't get me wrong.  It's a privilege to have them, and they are good kids.   But I find that my pewful makes focus a real challenge.

I come to worship with my own daughters sitting with me but frequently also the daughters of a neighbor and the daughter of a friend.  My pew is jam-packed with little people who for whatever reason can’t be with their own mom at church.  

I have been again in the busy days.  

So I got to thinking, how often Moms and Grandmas, neighbors and Sunday school teachers need a little extra help.  And since my pew is too full to come sit beside you to gently redirect your little people, I have something else to offer.  Something I have been focusing on before the hustle of Sunday morning gets started. 

Right now, as a subscriber bonus I have a Ebook/PDF that you can download for FREE.  It has 12 devotionals on the Lord's Supper.  Each one is 2-5 minutes of reading, perfect for your Sunday morning cup of coffee.  

The only thing you need to do to participate is give me your email address!  I won't flood your in-box, I promise. 

May Christ bless you this and every week as you meet Him at His table. 


 PS. I'd like to recommend a great video about the Lord's Supper.


  1. This is SUCH a great idea! Thanks for sharing on the #sundaythoughts link up!

  2. Thanks Jaime! I am super excited to share these!

  3. Bless you I'm excited

  4. Helene, I like your idea of preparing our hearts for the Lord's supper. I remember one minister saying that in the early church the Lord's supper was part of the meal. It was a joyful time, a time of remembering what Jesus had done and a time of looking forward to our Lord's return. He has several children, so maybe they helped him keep it real.

  5. Great idea for a resource! I often have difficulty focusing during service because I have little ones distracting me. It's a distraction I welcome, but it would be nice to get more out of Lord's Supper.

  6. Shannon, I was just tell my husband this. I welcome those little people with all my heart, but that doesn't mean I don't need the extra help!

  7. Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  8. Sounds like a great way to prepare hearts for communion for the busy mama. Thanks for sharing!