Friday, November 27, 2009

Wrapping Time

When my parents were preparing to be old, they tossed most of the family pictures.

They were downsizing, something they had to do three times--homestead to mobile home, mobile home to assisted living, assisted living to Ron's house. They wanted to rid themselves of the unnecessary. Apparently, old family photos qualified.

As a result, we don't have many Polaroid memories of Christmases past. I wish we did. Photos are a way to wrap up time so you can savor it later.

How do you wrap time? Not only to preserve it, but to maximize it. How do you make sure there is enough time for Christmas? The real deal; not the glitzy, shop-till-you-drop, Hollywood-Christmas-Parade clone. Is there enough time left over for the Mass of Christ?

Building a Better Christmas starts Sunday. Come ready to wrap.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I Want To Live Forever

Grandma B's favorite phrase: "It's no fun getting old, but everybody does it."

That's why they call them "the declining years" instead of "the exciting years." But for those who trust Jesus, a resurrection is always on the horizon. Shouldn't that make a difference?

Stupid question, since the answer is obvious. But does it work?

We'll talk about it this Sunday!