Monday, September 16, 2013

Meeting The Memorable Mundane

Well, here it is . . . another mom blog. You must be so excited! One more woman who decided it’s a good idea to log the random thoughts that pass through her brain. You should grab a cup of tea and enjoy this special time, because I’m sure to say many meaningful and profound things that will change your life.

To be honest, I can’t imagine who might want to read what I have to say, but perhaps someday, my kids will enjoy remembering what I was like before I became completely senile and made no sense. Or perhaps as I reread this in the distant future, it will reintroduce me to my family after my Diet Dr. Pepper-saturated brain short-circuits, and I have no recollection of who my lovely visitors are. I fear that day is closer than I expect, so I better start writing, before they think my thoughts have always been nonsensical. For now, I’m going to write and presume I still make a small bit of sense. For however long it lasts, here goes . . . .

The inspiration for my blog title is from Paul David Tripp. He’s an excellent teacher, pastor, counselor, author, etc. In one of his teaching DVDs, he discusses how we often think of life in terms of the big events . . . things like graduations, marriages, births, house purchases, etc. However, he points out that most of us experience very few really big events, and we often put too much weight on them as real life. He goes on to counter that real life is found not in the big events but in the mundane. I am guilty of living life not appreciating the mundane events like eating meals or enjoying games as a family, laughing at myself as I sound like I’m channeling my mother, crying with my children as they struggle with friendships, walking the dog on a beautiful afternoon, or praying with my husband for the hearts and futures of our children.

My plan is for this to be the place where I intentionally focus on the memorable mundane of this fabulous life God has so graced me with! If you happen across this site and decide to waste a moment perusing my ramblings, I hope it will be an opportunity for you to be reminded afresh of all the blessings you are surrounded by in your mundane life, as well.



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