What was your first encounter with death? An ominous and painful question for most of us.
Every Tuesday, Intersections features a post from Emily, Justin’s wife.
Have you ever watched a rodent run on its wheel? Ever seen the nearly frantic look in his eye before he decides he MUST get off? But that’s what our society seems to promote, isn’t it? Do more. Have more. Get it all done. Never stop running.
This time of year, each family has a unique approach to the season. One of my favorite questions to ask people around Christmas time is: “What Christmas traditions do you have in your family?” There is so much opportunity to infuse meaning into the things we do, rather than just hasten along noticing little about the meaning of the season.
Thanks for joining me again for lessons I have learned through my mom’s example. I hope these reflections encourage you even a little as you reflect on the people in your life who have taught you how to live.
As I sit here writing on Cyber Monday, I’ve got a small shopping list I’d like to conquer online today. I’m certain I’d be thinking about that list a little differently without my mom’s influence – because my mom is a shopper.
My mom is a gale force wind. That doesn’t sound like a compliment, does it? But trust me, it is! My mom is one of the hardest workers I have ever seen. She can accomplish more in an afternoon than most people can in three days.
The smells, traditions, and family time the holiday season are just around the corner! Our calendar seems to explode with gatherings, and we aren’t even that popular! What seems to be the center of all those gatherings? Food, of course. Hospitality appears to be equated with the quality of the spread on the table. But, you know what I’ve learned from my mom: that’s all a myth.
You have happened upon my series about things I have learned through my mom’s example. I am so enjoying brainstorming and writing these posts! I hope you are enjoying reading them, even just a little.