Friday, March 19, 2010

Reality by Mom

I love Anita Renfroe’s “Mom Song”, don’t you? It’s real. Often times there is no pay off for Mom in the present but I have lived long enough to realize that motherhood has it’s own reward.

A simple, “Hi, Mom!” from an adult child is all I need to make any sacrifice worthwhile. You see it on national TV, NFL football players waving and calling out to their moms. When Google went public the first action twenty-something founder, Larry Page did after the opening stock price settled in at $100.00 was to call home and talk to his mom. Writer, Ken Auletta, in his book, Googled, the End of the World as We Know it, describes it this way, “As the car doors closed, recalled Mayer, Page pulled out his cell phone and announced,“I’m going to call my mom!” The others pulled theirs out and chorused, “I’m going to call my mom!”

There is something about calling mom that makes whatever is happening real! We are going to be walking around in our kids heads, forever! Long after we are gone our “Mom’s Song” will still be playing.

Got to run, my phone’s ringing!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wisdom's Call

It was a bold experiment: Place a renowned violinist in the D.C. Metro during rush hour and watch what happens! Would people stop and listen to classical music played on a 3.5 million dollar violin by the handsome young celebrity disguised as a street busker?. He stood in the busy L’Enfant Plaza. He was superb. He was loud The result: No accolades, no applause from the 1,000 plus people who hurried past. The violinist was ignored. Then, a woman stopped and listened. She recognized the violinist and the significance of the performance. I want to be that woman, but would I? I hurried past my Bible today in a stack of books and catalogs. Disguised as an ordinary book, it cried, “Read me, read me!”.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out: "To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live. O simple ones, learn prudence; acquire intelligence, you who lack it. Proverbs 8:1-5

Prayer: Thank you, for pouring out your thoughts and making your words known. Help me to take ten and listen.