Dr. Tom and Kari Curran reflect on the past year and explore their discerned resolutions for 2019. Kari talks about the absence of ‘presents,’ the call to simplify, and the book she’s resolved to read in 2019! Tom talks about how to concretize philosophical principles for growing in holiness through simple daily habits.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on the ‘New Meta’ from 2018 and asks the question: what’s that all about? Tom talks about his top 10 insights from the past year: 1.) Same Game, new rules 2.) Out of the home, in my heart, 3.) Same kids, new parenting 4.) “Lord, meet me as the storm”, 5.) praise-worthy desperation, 6.) Same sound, new language, 7.) Silence is agreement, waiting is abusing, 8.) Trauma-informed care, 9.) Secondary trauma, and 10.) The power of praying a full Rosary.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran reflect on the funeral of George H. W. Bush and share insights from the book Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes by Ben Bergeron. Kari gives tips about creating special moments during Advent and Tom talks about how to bring light into the cold, dark season.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran confess to having an empty tool box, honking the horn, lacking a bedtime routine, and watching Hallmark movies. Kari reads her favorite poem posted on Mary Grace’s World Race blog, “I Never Knew Jesus had Brown Eyes.” Tom shares insights he’s learned about trauma and trauma-informed care.
Dr. Tom Curran reads and reflects on the scripture passage, The Parable of the Sower. (Mark 4: 1-20) Tom references the recent blog post from Mary Grace Curran on the World Race, “From Seed to Sequoia,” and shares practical stories from family life that relate to different types of soil.