The times, they are a-changing. All you have to do is read the headlines to verify this statement. I find myself repeating oft-heard phrases from my childhood, those I vowed never to repeat as an adult - “It wasn’t like that when I was a kid” or “What is this world coming to?” I really do wonder that sometimes, especially as I raise my children to be upstanding men and tenderhearted women and see them step out into that changing world. How will they manage? A mother worries about such things, especially when living in a culture that calls evil good and rejects the beautiful. So much has changed since we all were kids, indeed! But in my heart, in my family, in my tearoom, we reject such change. We will remain steadfast to the good and turn away from pop culture. We will seek out the beautiful, strive to find what is real, wholesome, of value and embrace that.
Things like face to face conversations, a handwritten letter, courtesy, meaningful relationships, a community of kindred spirits, encouraging words, feminine women, manly men, strong marriages, babies. These are good things, godly things, and must be impressed upon our hearts and upon our children’s.
We need to talk about them at home and along the way, making them our soul’s desire in place of the offerings of the world. So if you, too, are alarmed at the rate of change in our world right now and need a moment to steep in that which is edifying, join us at Three Sisters Tearoom where the virtuous is uplifted and a steaming cup of tea is waiting just for you.