If you’ve never written a money autobiography, you’re missing a strong experience of better self-understanding. I’ve written several over the years. Each helped me look at my relationship with money and its deity powers over our world. Me included. Reading aloud my autobiography to a small group and inviting conversation (not critique) adds even more value. It’s part of getting freer from the economic clutches of More.
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Artists depict the holy family of Christmas on everything from cards to pieces hung in galleries. One pose that has may variations shows Joseph standing with a staff and looking over Mary’s shoulder. Both of them are focused on their newborn lying in a manger. The scene is iconic and conveys a holy hush.
Mothers and fathers everywhere are photographed similarly holding their newborn in adoration and quiet amazement at this new life now in their lives. Though these poses also hold a sense of the sacred, only Joseph, Mary, and Jesus are called “the holy family.”
I have the immense privilege to participate in a weekly small group with four dear women I met through my local church. We all happen to be raising small children, live in urban San Diego, and desire to make lifestyle choices that reflect our identity as children of God. This Spring we decided to be guided by the Mennonite Central Committee’s “Basic Trek: Venture into a world of enough”, a 28-day reflection guide on living not with less, but with enough for everyone.