Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wisdom Shmishdom

Many thoughts have been running through my head; questions on Christmas, consumerism, community,  healing, church and other not so noble things like why me? and "boo hoo" and what movie should I watch next as I hibernate away? and that person is a jerk, and so on and so forth.

I went back and read two or three blogs from college, I was 20 and boy was I dumb. Maybe not completely and utterly stupid but what wisdom I thought was worth coming out of my mouth then was ridiculous. I wanted to physically vomit after one in particular because what truth I knew then was not the truth I know now. Some say truth is not fluid like this. That is one of my questions.

The fact of the matter is that what I was proclaiming as beautiful actually turned out quite ugly. Through human error. Through flaws. Through selfishness.

There are too many unknowns than I care for in my life right now. And certainly not enough answers. I don't see that changing anytime soon.

See, I've already said too much. What I meant to come on here to say is...

The shut up and listen route is highly underrated. For us in our 20's, at least. We're the ones that need to hear from you older ones. Speak up. And,

Merry Christmas, if you celebrate.

I'll be here, knitting.

Emma Jean


kathy b said...

Oh Emma. You are wise beyond your years.
The movie you might watch next would be Groundhog day. Because its so dang funny. Because its cold and grey and Bill murray is so Chicago.
Stranger than Fiction is a favorite of Al's we are going to watch later today. Filmed in Chciago.
Don't know your holiday schedule.. i'd love you to come to visit me !
Knit on. Carry on. Keep believing!

Beth in the City said...

Oh I hate it when my comment gets deleted because I wasn't signed in to google! So..on repeat...I've been reading you for years and love your 20 something thoughts. Please keep sharing! I was thinking this weekend that truth is so very much bigger than I realized. And my perspective is very small. So I don't believe truth changes but my understanding of it does.

Emma Boucher said...

@kathy b - I went with Uncle Buck :) I'm busy busy til Christmas but week before NYE I would love to visit!

@Beth - small perspective, good reminder, good thoughts. thank you!

kathy b said...

YES yes lets set a date!!! Come up on the purple line, i'll pick you up????

Anonymous said...

Dear Emma, So often I think how underrated good health really is and I try on my good health days to be so very is easy (for me) to take it for granted. I feel God directed me to come here today and tell you about what I just read a few mins. ago. The writer says, "Honestly, now. Did God save you so you would fret? Would he teach you to walk just to watch you fall? Would he be nailed to the cross for your sins and then disregard your prayers? Come on. Is Scripture teasing us when it reads, 'He has put his angels in charge of you to watch over you wherever you go?' I don't think so either." In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado Oh Dear Emma, we do keep you in our prayers and pray that God's angles continue to watch over you daily. Please know so many care for you and wish you good health days for the rest of your life. We all need to fret less and love more, trust more...I know I do. love and prayers, nana jep
PS And, if this does not speak to you, just remember the part about being loved! ;-)

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