Saturday, April 27, 2013
Last night after a great supper at Moe's ("WELCOME TO MOOOOOOEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!")
with all the family, we kinda' went our separate ways. DS1 went to his weekly UNO festival with like-minded scholars; DS2 watched some of his favorite movies (he is feeling a little poorly with a bad head cold); DH curled up with Mamie and read; DD and I went back to school where I was able to spread all of these squares out on a long table. She worked on her new cross stitch project, and we watched Murder, She Wrote while we were working. A pretty good night for everyone.
Hope your weekend and the new week ahead are wonderful!
Posted by Cross Stitching Mom at 9:32 AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Do you remember this great television show? I grew up watching it like I did Star Trek and Gilligan's Island--every day after school. No matter how many times I watched the episodes, they never grew old. When the DVD's came out a few years ago, they were a "pretty penny." We carefully shopped for each installment so that our kids could see what TV could be like. We have been watching them again lately, and I was struck by something that I took for granted as a child: the Robinson children, especially Will, were respectful and responsible. The family members loved each other and they all worked together. They weren't perfect, and there was always Dr. Smith to throw the proverbial monkey wrench into any situation, but they were such a wonderful escape for the rest of us.
Families today, even on family-friendly networks, have smart-mouthed children, and usually the parents, especially the father, are made to look ridiculous. Yes, that reflects today's culture, but it doesn't have to be. I am grateful for our children who are respectful and kind. These values need not be permanently lost, but I am not sure how to retrieve them. So much of it goes back to the fact that families don't worship the Lord together. His Name has been stricken from the schools, the organizations and now so much of the military. The author of Righteousness is a stranger in many homes. There needs to be a revival among Believers that spills over into the hearts of the lost.
Posted by Cross Stitching Mom at 2:27 PM
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Afterwards, Dad loaded us up (including the big white dog we now have) and took us to Wendy's for a Frostie. Wendy's gives discounts to students, staff and faculty of our little college, so that was a nice and inexpensive dessert for all of us. I think the dog would have liked one, too.
DH and I have been discouraged by the changes in our culture. Yesterday he said to me that he didn't like this world anymore and didn't feel as if he belonged. I agree 100%. But that is how we are supposed to feel. We are told to live in the world by not to be conformed to it. When we grow comfortable with a fallen world's values, we have forgotten what is right and wrong in the eyes of God. I would much rather have a place in His Kingdom than in man's world any day!
God bless and keep you all as you serve Him and each other this week.
Posted by Cross Stitching Mom at 5:01 AM