preparing for advent :: four

birth, education, marriage, tragic events, successes, failures…never static, a christian family is a mobile blown by the gentle winds of the Holy Spirit…never static, with always a new fascination in discovering new points of communication as human beings who are growing and developing (30-31).

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when illness hits we should remember that this period of time is part of the whole life.  this is not just a non-time to be shoved aside, but a portion of time that counts.  it is part of the well person’s life, as well as part of the sick person’s life (95).

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when people insist on perfection or nothing, they get nothing (74).

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reflections from What Is a Family? by Edith Schaeffer…picture from Thanksgiving at the Owl House: my effort to follow Mental multivitamin’s good advice to get in the picture!


  1. Beautiful photo :: beautiful family :: beautiful reflections. I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with love, warmth, good company, and delicious food.

    (Did a postcard arrive at your house from me?)

  2. Such a beautiful photo! Excellent things on which to meditate. I need to get back into some Edith, it has been such a long time. I think in times of struggle within a family, it is good to rest on the knowledge that our Maker is working to refine each of us.

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