It happened one spring day on a school camping trip. I was hiking with the kids and another adult chaperone, and I saw a stand of yellow wildflowers growing in a clearing. “I wonder what flower that is?” My fellow chaperone pulled out his smart phone and said, “Let’s find out.”and within seconds we learned that what we were looking at was solidago, of the aster family, more commonly known as goldenrod. I have often wondered if for me this moment marked the end of age: the ag
They are famous words from the prophet Isaiah: “The voice crying out in the wilderness Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill be made low And the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places made smooth.” I often hear music when I read them: Godspell or Handel’s Messiah Sometimes I even think of lectors with British accents reading this passage At the Lessons and Carols on Christmas eve at Kings
Do you have a marker in your life from which everything changed?
A Before and an After?
One of the most common ones is ‘BC’ and ‘AD’—Before Children and After Delivery.
Anyone who has witnessed someone go through the process of becoming a parent
Knows that life before that event is nothing like life afterward. Some changes are not as joyful, however,—
Illness, divorce, death of a loved one;
Tragedy and job loss.