Thursday, October 27, 2011

Be Careful Little Ears What You Hear

Philippians 4:8 (NKJV) says, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”

I was reminded of this verse recently when my sister, and coworker both told me how much biblical teaching their children get through music. 

You might be driving down the road, with the radio playing, not really absorbing it. Yet, one day a song will play and the kids will know all the lyrics. It's important to be careful what lyrics they are memorizing. 

Early education is not always structured. Kids are constantly learning from their environment. Therefore, it is important that we are intentional about which stations we play.

It's not just about the kids though. Poor language, such as using the Lord's name in vain, may seep into our own dialogues if we do not guard our eyes, ears, and tongues. 

Often even if we do not choose to join in 'worldly' entertainment, we still do not make it known to the producers that we don't appreciate it. Perhaps we need to make a stand when media pushes the boundaries too far.

Jesus said "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind."

May God grant us the strength to stand up for what we believe. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wheels for the World

Ken Pembridge of Myrtle St. UMC distributes used wheelchairs for those in need through "Wheels for the World. If you have medical equipment you would like to donate click here and go to "Step 1" to enter your zip code and find your local drop-off point and Chair Corps volunteer.