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I have this really wise friend who often says to her kids “People first; people come before things.”
And I think I need someone in my life to say it to ME more often.
You see, I am not good at putting people first. I’m learning, and I’m trying, but it doesn’t come naturally.
I think because of the craziness that life with
When the midwife arrived, I was standing in the bathroom, leaning on the vanity.
She told me to lay down, and five minutes later, that baby was born.
I thought I’d give birth squatting, but it was laying down that I became a mother for the second time.
I am beginning to realize more and more that becoming the mother my children need means laying down –
Pondered, this morning, Isaiah 1:17, in which God says this to his people:
encourage the oppressed.
Defend the cause of the fatherless,
plead the case of the widow.
and I was struck by the verbs, their strength.
And I kind of wish he’d said something more like this
smile at the oppressed.
I’ve been waiting to write this post until I’m at home so that I can quote from that beautiful book, but, the fact of the matter is, the still moments at home are few lately, and this day at a desk is going slower
They say if you really want to remember something, to put it to music.
It’s probably why we learn the alphabet with a song, and why those catchy advertising jingles are so effective.
Music somehow ingrains the message into us, so much more than words on their own.
I’m no different.
I can read the words, understand and nod, say “this is good.”