Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ponderings or I Couldn't Think of a Title for This Post

I have a lot on my mind these past few weeks. Whitney's Houston's passing affected from a mother's perspective. Cissy Houston has lost her precious baby and for me there is nothing like losing your child no matter how old they are. I lost two babies due to miscarriage and those babies were ever so preciuos to me and my husband.

Bobbie Kristine has lost her mama. I know that pain very well because I lost my mother February 10 2008 to breast cancer and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her. Right now I really wish my mama was here.  My youngest daughter who is 11 has a large tumor in her thigh which the doctors believe to be benign but she is having a surgical biopsy tomorrow just to make sure.
I don't know what scares me more, the biopsy or the results. She will be put under and I just dread the idea of them sticking IV's and such in my baby. She had an MRI and she had a hard time with them trying to put the contrast dye in her vein.
Even though I'm concerned I know the One who will be there in the operating room with my daughter and He is in control.  I know this is what my mother would say. I'm confident the tumor is benign but the C word does linger in the back of my mind.
So if you think of it please pray for my child. She doesn't like talking about it for some reason. Maybe she has more faith than us adults do.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Christians Conforming to the World

This is a hard subject for me because I'm just as guilty of these as anyone else. The Bible tells us in Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God"

And we need to teach this to our children too. If we parents are trying to act like the world, dress like the world, be involved in the world's entertainment, then we have no right to be upset when our children are not behaving in a godly way.

You just can't "Christianize" rock music, Halloween, witchcraft, etc. We must as Christians make every effort to "be ye separate"( 2 Corinthians 6:17) and not be as the world is. Now I'm not talking about physical separation but refusing to behave in ways that separate from God.  Things like drinking, fornication, club hopping etc.
  I must confess that  I once in awhile I'll be listening to secular songs on the radio about the very things that we are to avoid. The television is a big problem for me. If I don't allow certain activities in my home that go against God's Word, then I shouldn't watch programs about it and neither should my children.

This post was more of a ramble and I apologize. I have so many thoughts on my mind and I want so much for my life to be pleasing to the Lord. Lately I feel that I have fallen short.