Friday, December 12, 2008

An Awakening Talk

Claire and I were discussing books today. The topic started with a "Why?" question about my not letting her check out a book from the library. We were comparing the values presented in different kinds of books, protecting our eyes from books that don't honor God, making sure what we read pleases God and aligns with what we know is right.

This particular book she wanted has a lot of magic in it. I'm not anti-magic. But I wanted her to know there are people who use the concept of magic to do things that directly oppose God. This was her reply,

"Momma, the book I wanted doesn't have that kind of magic, it only has magic about traveling to different times and solving mysteries. Times like the 1980's!"

I couldn't further discuss with her because my mind couldn't wrap itself around anything more than my daughter truly believes the 1980's are sooooooo in the past. Just one step after dinosaurs and one step before pyramids. The 1980's. The cradle of my elementary years has just been thrown into the archives of distant history with the fall of the Roman Empire and Custer's Last Stand.

How'd I get to be a grown up so fast???!!!!!!


Edward and Gretchen said...

Great pictures of Claire! She is so beautiful.

I have to ask, what are the pics in "what I've been shooting"?

Life on The Rowland Ranch said...

My question is..will I always feel like I'm 18...even when I'm 80??!!!

Kelly said...

It's really scary to start thinking of all the things that our kids won't even know about like cassette players, VHS tapes, cameras that don't show you the picture right away, cars that didn't have TVs in them. Wow, we have come a long way since the old days of the 80's!!

The Keilers said...

Hi Jodi. It's good to see you guys on here :). Your kiddos have gotten so big (and beautiful). And yeah I was born in 1981, so I must be one of those dinosaurs.

~Crystal Keilers (Brashears)

Shipra Panosian said...

it's amazing we still have our mobility we're so ancient. I second Jane, the odd thing is that I still feel 18 (admittedly though, not in body!)

Edward and Gretchen said...

Clare wow you look really pretty. Love Sophie.