As one does, I found myself discussing ‘the best rappers ever’ with my 13-year-old on the way home the other day.
On this Feast of the Epiphany, a day marked by an exceptional act of adoration, I wonder how we mark our ordinary days together? What are our everyday habits? What lengths do we go to honor the ordinary goodness in our lives?
We mark today as a new beginning. We have left 2023 and are launching into 2024, likely with an abundance of intentions, feelings, and hopefully… hope.
I have long loved Darryl Worley’s song ‘Awful Beautiful Life’ that’s linked above. It came out around the time I graduated from college and it reminds me that life is crazy, tragic, and magic.
I believe that the observance of All Souls Day is crucial.
‘Pleeeease? Just this once.’ My mom never fell for it.
The hero’s journey predates even our earliest holy scriptures.
As it turns out, Uncle Ed Sheeran and Auntie Taylor Swift only feel like family, but they have a powerful influence over our growing children, much more so than the family we only get to see and visit at holidays.
We are aware that our experience of co-parenting does not reflect that of other people in a broken relationship.
In our house, it’s not often our boys pick up books unless it’s a last resort. But we keep giving them books.