As a 12-year-old in high school, we remember our mother asking us what we wanted for our birthday before becoming an adult, which to her meant becoming a teenager. We said we wanted to go to Easter Island. And we went on that holiday in April, and although there were other places we visited, the only one we remember vividly was Easter Island.
I am 50 years old and I am guilty of having cheated on my wife. My problem now is how to help her to move on and forget the past. She said she has forgiven me, but has she forgotten? She told me that no matter how hard she tries there are events in our daily life that keep on reminding her and keeping her memory of my cheating alive.
If there was a time I thought the world was really going to end (as in beyond bad hair, no taxis, and having nothing to wear), it was this year. There was no Big Bang, but the world kept getting hit literally everywhere, that I thought God was on a roll like Manny Pacquiao, so he would just beat us to a pulp until 2012, when the world is scheduled to really end!
Christmas is about gifts and giving, but not the kind you find under your Christmas tree. As I was preparing to write this, I came across a passage in a daily devotional: “Preparing for the holidays is primarily a preparing of the heart. Because what comes down is love and the way to receive love isn’t to wrap anything up—but to unwrap your heart.”