Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A New Age Is Dawning

Musings from John:

I'm filling out graduation forms and comprehensive examination applications and it is starting to hit that my family is heading for something new, again. Of course, there is always some sense of trepidation at starting a new phase, some sense of relief, and certainly some excitement. Perhaps for Nancy and I, the best part has been the reflection as we are entering the mid part of our life. We don't want to just keep on doing what we have been doing just because.

I appreciate the Socratic quote, "The unexamined life is not worth living." Sometimes asking the right questions may be the best counseling we could ever have. Here are some of my favorites, chime in with yours:

Are our activities reflecting the values that we say are most important?
What are we truly teaching our kids by our lifestyle?
Do we see people as the image of God?
Are we saying No to the good things and Yes to the best?

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6 comments:

crazykarl7 said...

My favorite Socretes quote is:
I drank what?

Shayna Willis said...

Ahh, my husband. He's so deep. Love you, babe!

I think these are good questions to ask ourselves John. I worry that alot of us don't take the time to ask questions like these.

vaught_family said...

Thanks Shayna. Carl, want some cake?

Do you think we sometimes don't want to ask the questions because we are afraid of the answers?

Shayna Willis said...

Yes, because it means that our lives have to radically change and we are very comfortable people that want to believe that we are meeting all of God's requirements.

buckeyeboy said...

One of my favorite sayings is "The truth is the truth whether you believe it or not."

Mary said...

I've been thinking about your first question quite a bit, actually. Too much of my life right now is spent in selfish pursuits, (entertaining myself while JJ's studying). Gee, thanks for bringing it up again.