Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Filled up

Simple post to say how filled up I am today -
  • With the joy of spending my life with such an amazing friend, gentle man, and the encourager of my soul
  • With my son's joy and exuberance for every thing he does, his swimming lessons he is doing with his class, his soccer practice in the evenings with his traveling team, his book reports, his family
  • With my daughter's creative approach to life - through cards for every one for anything, her eagerness to dance to an Uncle David song at the school talent show, how she sings and twinkles during most moments of her day
  • With my many jobs - from teaching my students piano to hanging out with high school students in my Spanish classroom and co-creating choreography with my elementary students during music class to touring the country with my brother doing shows

FILLED to overflowing. Our GOD is so good.

What is your heart filled with today?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sex part 2

The actual words of her lovely "Kid" appropriate book: "Do not have sex with anyone other than your husband or wife." Or another wonderful line from her new book:

It's better to marry than to wish for sex all the time.

Where did she read this? No it was not in a Playboy Magazine for was her brand new, Kids Bible for 6 to 10 year olds. The Day by Day Children's Bible.

She has now been asking about sex, mentioning this new word around Cade (who said he's never heard it either...what is that?) and trying to figure it out.

Obviously, we had to do some explaining. And we did. And we kept it simple. But I am appalled at this author's decision to write it that obviously a poorly written. She could have written this a ton of ways like
  • You can only be married to one man or one woman - the original verse is about adultery anyway.

I never remember being told in Child development 101 in college to make sure we include stories about "Not having sex with anyone but your spouses" at circle time for 1st graders or to encourage them to make sure they get married someday so that they don't wish for sex all the time. It's insanity. Pure insanity.

There is a time and a place. God tells us that He will disseminate knowledge to us as adults as we can handle why do we dump stuff like this on young kids? I don't care if it's in the Bible. It's not appropriate for young kids. Period. The Bible is full of stuff that is not appropriate for young kids.

I am now descending from my soap box.

I feel better now. Thanks for listening.

Don't buy the Day by Day Children's Bible. (Now I feel even better!)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Thought that title might catch your eye.

So, anyone out there think this is appropriate reading for a just turned 7 year old girl? Just wondering if you ever ran across this in any kid's stories out there:

And a man should not have sex with anyone but with the person they have married....

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Seeds catalog - AHHHH!!! Spring

Spent an hour this afternoon, laying on the grass in the sun looking over a seeds catalog, dreaming of all the fun possibilities for this Spring and Summer garden.

It always amazes me the life that God packed into a tiny seed - that from a little seed, planted in the dirt, with God's Sun and Rain, can burst forth life giving, nutrient rich food.

Bring on the dirty nails!