Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holy Places

Hirchak Family Theme for 2013 has been chosen and posted.
"I will do my best to make my life and my home a holy place.......and be not moved!"
I know many who read this blog may think I am crazy for having a family theme and a quote-of-the-week. However, these help me make my actions consistent with my beliefs, they redirect me when I feel off-course. And, they make me smile, on those days when I feel weak and wonder if I can do it one more day. What is a holy place? Most of us would say, "church", "temple", or some sort of religious building, depending on our faith. They are holy because of what takes place inside them, and how they are revered with incredible reverence. All of which are places of learning and growing closer to God or that higher power we want to feel in our hearts. How great it would be if our homes could be such a place? After all, they are definitely places of learning. Everyday, I am humbled by the things my children teach me------ inviting a friend to dinner who just wants to be with a family, spending hours creating thought-journals for their entire team. Or those face-to-face conversations, when your kids tell you everything your are doing wrong as a parent, and after the anger and embarassment, you realize everyone, including yourself, have SO much to learn. Places of learning are not only physical structures, but places we have been our life, like a time of anger in search for the ability to forgive. Places of self-doubt and depression. Places of incredible sorrow and loneliness. Places of job-loss and financial destitution. And yes, especially places of Family Change. Though difficult while in these situations, when we look back, these were incredible places of learning ----- "holy places" within each of us. So this year, I will focus on creating a home of learning--- a home that we can all revere with reverence because of what takes place inside. And, when 2013 sends it's storms and challenges, which it will , I WILL stand in such holy places .....and BE NOT MOVED!!!


  1. You amaze me with your ability to keep blogging during this crazy busy time of inspires me to "get back in the saddle now." Merry Christmas--late! Love, Colleen

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