Yesterday I took my son to the doctor, because of a stomach issue he’s been having. I took him to a doctor who specializes in children. When we walked in, I was impressed (and a little excited!) – anyone who knows me, knows I haven’t outgrown my inner child. I doubt I ever will …. I like the child I was, and I think staying young is completely a state of mind. My body’s just gonna have to deal with it. SQUIRREL! … Continue reading »
As I sit down to write tonight, my heart is very heavy. What I am about to write, no one should ever have to write. This may seem to conflict what I posted last night, but I honestly think it goes perfectly together. Today, something happened… Something that really isn’t uncommon, unfortunately… But someone needs to say something, and hopefully this can help at least one person. Some people are going to call me paranoid, but I would rather be called paranoid and help one naive person out there, than sit here and say nothing at all. Because of my personal beliefs on this issue, I can’t sit here silently. So, please listen… especially young people.
A few days ago I was sitting at a friend’s house. She has a child. Not small, but not grown. I think he is seven or eight. My son mentioned something about a TV show, and judging by my five-year-old’s taste, it was probably Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Duck Tales, Fraggle Rock or Batman. I didn’t pay attention to what show it was, but my friend’s son had no idea what he was talking about. My friend looked at me like I had killed a kitten and said, “You let your child watch that?! It’s so violent!” Okay, so it wasn’t Duck Tales or Fraggle Rock. One of the others, probably. Continue reading »
Wheel of Fortune. Call me an old lady, but I love watching the show. I can usually guess the phrases before the contestants can, but I’d never be a contestant… I can’t handle that kind of pressure! I’ve always said that if you want half an hour to pass quickly, watch that show. Seriously! Once in a while, I will grab a grapefruit and plant myself in front of the TV to watch Pat Sajak and Vanna White, with three random contestants. It’s more than a game show to me. And the grapefruit? Well, you’ll see. Family members, grab a tissue.
Vacation Bible School just ended at church. About 100 kids attended, and they were all excited to show up each day to learn about this guy named Jesus. The focus of the curriculum was sharing the Good News. That is, telling people outside the church, about Jesus. Will they go out and tell people in their daily lives about Jesus and what He did for us? Maybe. The younger ones are more likely to do so. The older kids? Probably as excited as they are about what Jesus has done for us, the chances of the name of Jesus being used outside the church walls are much smaller. Why?
Think of the people you go to for advice. The ones who listen to you vent about work, relationships, this or that. Who is there with you through thick and thin? Who supports you in any and everything you decide to do, whether it’s possible, or just a dream? Who is there? Who tells you like it is, gives you their honest opinion, whether or not you’re going to like it? If you could list 5 people you trust with different parts of your life, who would they be? What’s with all the questions?! … Hold it. I always have a point… and usually a story to go with it. This time, it’s more of a challenge. Continue reading »