I wouldn't call her psychic. And she probably never heard the term, "precognition". Nevertheless, sometimes she seemed to know something was about to happen.
You'd think I'd learn. I've been at this for decades; talk about a slower learner!
But, here I am, with three months still left of school, and I can't find my desk.
There's always something new to learn at my diverse little Catholic school. Just prior to Ash Wednesday, I learned about King Cake, thanks to one of our cafeteria ladies who hails from Louisiana.
The tradition of baking a tiny baby Jesus inside is intriguing, some might call it charming. What blew me away is that King Cake has fallen victim to lawsuits.
Dear Reader, do you ever get tired of doing the responsible thing? Typically, being conscientious is comfortable for me. But sometimes.....
The other day, my young colleague, Alex, and I were discussing a brochure we were working on. We discovered that both of us thought about going into marketing when we were in high school. How things change.
These days, the most challenging part of being a writer for me is promoting and marketing my books. Dear Reader, it's absolutely painful for me! It's not that I don't believe what and who I write for; I'm passionate about both.
Perhaps not passionate enough.
Tom and I have been down to one car since early November. When we made that choice, I told him my only issues were a doctor's appointment and a lunch date with Mary.
An annual school holiday a few days before Mary's birthday is a good time for us to have lunch and catch up at a leisurely pace. At her house the night before, we chatted about where and when. So far, so good.
So, I finished Luke's account of the Nativity, and moved onto Matthew's account. After digging a little deeper into Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, I found myself reading a closer about the wise men.
In a minute, I began asking, "How did they get there from ... where?" Going over lyrics to some of our favorite carols, like "We Three Kings" and "The First Noel" really didn't help.
How many kings, or wise men, were there? Where did their journeys begin?
So, here it is, a week after Christmas, and I'm still lingering in Luke's Gospel account of the Nativity. Slowing down has allowed me to really think about the people involved, not just the amazing event.
I've been thinking about the shepherds a lot. Several sources describe the harsh lives they led. Some research said that gone were the days when shepherding was considered noble, like with David and Moses. In the time of Jesus, some sources indicate that shepherds were frequently considered second class citizens.
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