As I sat down at the dining room table earlier today, I realized that surrounding my lunch was evidence of all that is important to me in my life today( excluding my husband and daughter of course, who are at work and school, respectively). I had a plate of food and a cup of coffee in front of me, a cookbook, two books on sustainable eating and agriculture, the laptop, my phone, and my Bible. How poignant and revealing a display in this microcosm of my total life. So food, caffeine, books on food, connective and informational technology, and The Guide Book for everything; what more do I need?

Next time you take a seat in a often-frequented area of your home ( I realize potty humor will quickly come into play here, but aside from food, my toilet surroundings are much the same as my table), take a look around. You may be surprised at how you have subconsciously prioritized your life!

1 comment:

Dennis L Hitzeman said...

It is a poignant sensation when we realize that we have reduced our life down to its essence and we still like what we see. Ironically, that was the only joy the author of Ecclesiastes found when he realized that everything else was meaningless, to reduce his life down to a day's work well done, a days food enjoyed and a night's sleep well earned. Until heaven, nothing else matters.

I'm glad to see something from you here today, Jen, and I hope to see much more to come. Your writing is an encouragement to us all.