From the time we were toddlers, our parents, teachers, grandparents, and any other choice adults have pushed the concept of the importance of sharing. “Sharing is caring” and other catchy phrases have inundated our vocabularies since before we could walk. Sharing is so important, but allow me to spin your worldview just a bit. Picture a society where in some instances we did not share. How beautiful life would be if sometimes we just kept some things all to ourselves.
This is almost oxymoronic to say since it is making its presence on the web, but take a step back and view this in light of how simple things used to be. I’m trying to remember what life was like before smartphones, social media, and filters. I remember it was good. I remember I didn’t worry, even at a young … Read More »
Christmas will be here before you know it, and every family has their traditions about which they merrily go. Some people thrive in their timeless tradition of cooking enough food for three Pentecostal potlucks. Others may annually relax around a fire to talk about what’s happened in their lives over the last year. Some merrily sing Christmas carols or old gospel hymns around the upright piano. Our family enjoys board games—probably a little too much. Clue, Dominoes, Risk, you name it; we’ll play it for hours.
We’ll also stroll down memory lane by pulling out the “picture box” overflowing with pictures and videos from our family over the past thirty years. I’m sure your family has a picture box. Most do. It could be a physical box or even a folder on a home computer. For the O’Neil family, the … Read More »