Be Careful Not to Follow the Gingerbread Man

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Tired Dolly
Jennie

Let me introduce you to Jennie. I think you may have met Jennie before in a post, but you see my computer is either sick or protesting or something else. As part of that protest, it is refusing to allow me to use any new pictures to illustrate posts right now. Until my new computer arrives and our computer tech Garth gets the good stuff off of mine and onto it, I either go picture-less or I recycle pictures (not posts) that I have used before. Today I’m recycling. I hope you don’t mind.

Jennie has lived at our house for almost thirty years and has moved with us four times now. Like us, she’s lived in two houses in Illinois and two in Tennessee. Please pardon her attire in this photo. She is actually lying there without a stitch of clothes on. The body suit you see is actually her body. I decided to use this picture of her in her less than socially-acceptable attire anyway because I think she illustrates a common situation among homeschooling mamas.

Most of us are familiar with the folk tale about the gingerbread man. Problem is, for some reason, we live as if we are following the gingerbread man’s mantra:

Run, run as fast as you can!
You can’t catch me. I’m the gingerbread man!

A better mantra is this one Jesus told His disciples:

“Come away by yourselves to a secluded place
and rest a while.”
Mark 6:31

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