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As a community, we can always be better about befriending others. And as Christians, we're not called to live a life isolated to our private families and homes. In fact, Jesus embodied just the opposite: he sacrificed the comforts of a private...
Candy, toys, decorations, parties, and general merriment fell into our laps as if by magic. We never stopped to think about the people who worked tirelessly to orchestrate the whole magical production for us. That is, until we became them.
But joking aside, the beginning of the school year has its challenges. Mostly, the challenge is just getting over the emotional hurdle of transition.
In parenthood, you’re able to see your child with fresh eyes every day, rather than building resentment when he or she disappoints you.
When a child misunderstands something from our adult world, we chuckle. In general, we find their ignorance endearing and refreshing. Their innocence protects them from the influence of the adult world, at least for a little while.
The very act of sharing our unspiritual moments with each other broke us free from the mundane and lifted us to something that is, in fact, very spiritual: our friendship.
My husband, Clay, and I wanted to be the family who made it to church with our baby, but it’s taken us until recently to become regulars.