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Today, GodGirlGail wrote –

Believers often just don’t fit. More and more when I’m in public, I find myself wary of those around me. When did cursing become publicly acceptable? In restaurants, in stores, and dare I say it, in church. Yes, even there, words slip like a greased pig.”  (http://godgirlgail.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/937/)

I find Gail’s statement a whisper from God. It makes me really ponder in my heart how difficult it is to be in the world but refuse to be part of it. How much should I tolerate and think it will not affect me?

Today, millions will celebrate Halloween. Statistics show people spend more money on Halloween decorations, candy and party items than they do on Christmas.  Now, I love little Trick or Treaters all dressed up in their costumes. Princesses, supermen and cartoon characters seem so darling. Some smile, some are shy, some boldly hold out their sack. Parents wave as you dole out a few small pieces of candy. 99% say thank you.

Innocent. But what about the Dark Ages “religious” origin? Is participating by having your porch light on, or even having a church sponsored Trunk or Treat on the same day sort of like whitewashing it?  What do you think?

I admit it. I really liked the early Harry Potter movies. There was good conquering evil. There was struggle, rites of passage,the value of friendship and accepting people’s individuality.

But there was a dark side as well, and it kept growing darker.

I haven’t cared to see any of the Twilight movies – hormonal vampires are not my thing. Maybe you are saying, “Oh, no. But you should. It’s so much more than that.”

Alternative life styles and colorful language are slipping into the few TV shows I like to watch. Do I keep watching them? New “hot” shows on the top of the ratings sizzle a little too much for my taste, so I don’t tune in. A friend says perhaps I am being too conservative. Am I?

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Ephesians 5:3

 

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