As I start to write this, I find myself humming the song: “’tis the season…” but I find that I don’t want to simply complete it the usual way: “to be jolly”. I can think of other ways to end the phrase, but I’m first curious as to how you would. As we complete what…Read more Tis the season
What is it about mothers and mothering that causes people to spend oodles yearly in celebration of them? Well, in my experience: It’s the only calling that isn’t necessarily based on ordination. It’s a task for which there is no standard/model/template to work with. A job in which every single day is different since there…Read more Why you need to…love a mother.
If one went solely by what people said these days, an alien visitor to the planet would think that everybody loved everybody. Or that loving was easy and came naturally. Or that loving occurred whether you knew a person or not. EEEEN. Wrong. To love another is mostly a choice one makes. For sure there…Read more The flippancy of love
Hello, peeps and peepettes! I’ve been long gone, haven’t I? Turns out the death of one’s grandmother has many effects. All good now though. Happy to be back on the blogging scene. Missed you all! Did you have a nice Christmas? A nice entrance into the new year? I sure hope so. Hey, let me…Read more High Praise
I had an interesting week. Earlier in it, I was listening to a live feed of someone I admire. He got to a point when he started speaking about what an idol would look like nowadays. Basically, when we think of the word “idol”, we picture some primitive people of the past (or the present…Read more Thanksgiving focus
For much of Christendom, this coming Friday is widely known as Good Friday. Many times though, we need to pause and ask: so what exactly is good about the day itself? I mean, goodness, the entire day is the basis on which Mel Gibson’s Passion movie was made. And for whoever could watch that…Read more TGIF!
I’ve definitely been astounded as to how fast this year has rushed at us all. 2017 gave new meaning to the phrase “time flies”. As we approach Christmas, I decided to pause and ponder again on what exactly is right about the holiday itself. No, it’s not the time spent with loved ones. Nice…Read more A Holly Jolly Christmas
It occurs to me that this year, many many families have endured personal and communal tragedies. From natural disasters to other situations outside of their control, this holiday season will meet many with a gaping hole in their hearts. I think of them so, so much, as one who has before found myself in such…Read more Hunting for gratitude
So, Father’s Day 2017 just took place, and a few noted friends commented on the lack of equality in how it is usually celebrated compared to Mother’s Day. Just one of such comments got me thinking. I indeed realized that for Father’s Day, the stores only devoted a fraction of their shelving to such greeting…Read more What’s DAD got to do with it?
What was it that worked for you this year? Was it the multicolored eggs? Or the awesome get-togethers, the great meal time, the chance for contemplation? Were you enamored with the bunny? With seeing people dressed in sweet pastels? Well, having just gone through another awesome Easter (or “Resurrection”) Sunday, I needed a…Read more Easterrrrrific!