Archive for March 25th, 2009

Twilight~Twemptation

Ok, let me just say that I never thought I’d be writing a post about this book/movie.  Never.  I’ve avoided it.  Haven’t read the book, haven’t seen the movie.  Won’t. Can’t.  You have no idea.

Let me also say that this time last year, I would not have hesitated to become “involved’ with Twilight.  Actually, that’s not true. I would have hesitated, but then I would have done it anyway.  I can’t even explain to you how much I want to read or watch it.  I say “become involved” because that’s what I do…I don’t just watch.  I think some of you know what I mean by that…if you don’t, I don’t care to explain. sorry.

Today I was preparing a post for this blog about a song I love and watching a vid on a video sharing site. I saw in “related videos” a clip of this movie put to this very song I was enjoying.  My desire to click the play button was intense.   Curious to see the touching emotional love scenes b/t the 2 handsome people.  Curious to see if I would connect emotionally…knowing I probably would.  Thankfully, God’s word came to my mind  “each of you is tempted when you are dragged away by your own desire.  and desire gives birth to sin”  from James 1.

Now I am NOT saying that this movie is sin.  It may not be a problem for you.  I’m not judging.  Really, I’m not!  But, as I have said more than once on this very blog, this genre is a problem for me.  I know it makes me weird and possibly makes me look all fanatically religious and righteous when I avoid it.  That’s fine, I guess.  Obviously I don’t care what anyone else thinks about me….since I even mentioned it, right? Whatever.

All this to say that I’ll be really glad when the Twilight wave has passed.   The temptation is rough and until now I’ve been enduring it quietly.  Until now. You have no idea.

and yes, I just found the tool bar to change font color…and I’ve had this blog for a year…slow learner, I am…jeesh.

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If you want wisdom…

If you want wisdom…just ask.  That’s what God said in James, chapter 1. Just ask.   Oh, boy, do I want need wisdom.   Difficult decisions abound here in my world, as I’m sure they do everywhere.  But asking isn’t the end…

I think what I used to do, is ask–then go on about my business.  Flip on the tube, or a movie, or get busy doing other stuff—you know, doin’ my own thing.  In the words of Dr. Phil “How’s that workin’ for ya, Cari?”  Well, to be honest, it wasn’t.  I just wasn’t hearing from God.

Mark 4:24 says that the more you listen, the more understanding you’re given.  The more you listen….hmmm…

To me, it’s kind of like eating–whether I eat junk food or healthy food determines how I feel physically AND emotionally (oddly enough).  What I listen to, “junk” or truth, determines how I feel emotionally, mentally, AND sometimes physically.  This is a fairly simply concept, but, alas, I am a slow learner and sometimes the simplest things take the longest to “get”!

This morning, after I dropped the carpool kids off at school, I was asking God what to do with my sweet Cameron.  She’s “sick” again this morning, with a list of ailments that would make a person go, “hmmmm….”  I need wisdom.  I’m tired of stumbling around in the dark.

So, listen is the word for the day.   Is your life cluttered with “noise” that makes it hard to hear God?   Define that “noise”, then shut it off.  Because if you want wisdom, you gotta ask–then listen– for God.  He promises to answer.