Sunday, March 30, 2008
One of the things that this school emphasizes is their Bible story time and music. This is the first time that our oldest has come home and told us about what she learned and what the Bible story was about that day.
I'm thankful for this place and thankful that my daughter enjoys it. I have one hang up though, and I'm probably the only dad that has this issue.
One of the songs they are learning (and the ONE that has really caught my daughter's attention because she sings it all the time) goes like this:
Obedience is the very best way
To show that you believe
My middle girl has joined in on the musical fun and her version goes a little like this:
I enjoy hearing their excitement and love listening to them sing, but I am not all that thrilled with the lyrics here. I know, most parents are usually concerned b/c their kids are listening to rap or something with lyrics they don't even understand (and that may happen in our house as well). But, for now our issue is with this song.
I would love for my girls to live a life of complete abandon to the things of this world and complete surrender and dependence on Christ in every moment. I would love for their lives to be obedient to the Father because I know they were created to operate out of their relationship with Him. However, this song just throws all focus onto the obedience.
I really don't think that was ever the point of Jesus' teaching. I think obedience is a natural by-product of what He was really about, which was and is about us being restored into an intimate relationship with the Father through Jesus, who lives in us at and after salvation.
Well, I'm glad I got that off my chest now. I've been thinking about it for a few weeks. Now I can move on. :)
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
You're Watership Down!
by Richard Adams
Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
So, what book are you?
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This is the culture they are growing up in! I find it intriguing that our society continues to treat sex like it's perfectly normal for people to experiment and have more than one partner, as long as "you're in love."
What are your thoughts?