Prancer

 

this movie makes me very, very happy.

i love, love, love it.  and i’m not a movie person.

i bought this first on vhs years ago

then on dvd waterproof phone case.

and i watch it at least once maybe more each december.

i’m gonna watch it today!

it is 40ish and sunny today.  a beautiful day.

we skipped church this morning The best mobile accessories

hiked a nearby hill we’ve never hiked before.

there was no trail, but it was a small enough hill to find our way.  the leaves being down makes it much easier to do this because your views of landmarks are not obstructed.

holidays

in my journey through life this far i have tried earnestly to discover what it is that God requires of me, without being legalistic.  when the kids were growing up i realized that i was just repeating what i’d known about most holidays.  but things started to bug me and my heart was being pulled.

long story shortened so as not to become boring:  i decided that halloween was not to be “celebrated” . dressing up for fun and having a harvest party at some other point in the fall-ok.

thanksgiving–wonderful family feasting thankful reflection holiday.  it is good to give thanks every day.  but as a nation it is an awesome statement.  i’m alarmed by how many things i read in opposition to thanksgiving. i do not like that the black friday spendfest is somewhat connected to it.

christmas. this was the tough one.  by the time i started to be convicted of stuff the kids were past the santa phase.  oh, so much scripture searching and soul searching.

we stopped the tree.  i decorate with greens and sometimes have little accent trees, but the tree had become an idol to me.  so many people have said to me (christians) “how can you have christmas without a tree?”  yup, its become an idol for you if you think that it can’t be christmas without one.  the tree stressed me–i ditched it.  and i don’t miss it. at. all.

the gifting. crazy stuff. spending money buying stuff for people that they probably won’t use.  stopped the gifting one year and just concentrated on other fun things.  the kids were very happy.  the next year we gifted but limited it.  now we just pull names in sept. and we don’t buy for any extended family.  i do make some homemade stuff & food gifts.

now, the big one:  santa.  after going in one side and out the other on this topic, here is where i am.  i see nothing wrong with childhood fantasy.  in a christian household that lives their lives with God at the center, children know the difference between make believe and real.  they know God is real because they see Him work in their lives and their parents lives.  same with the easter bunny, tooth fairy, etc….  childhood is all about make believe and fantasy and that is a good thing!

well, now that i got that off of my chest–on to bigger and better things!

have a great monday!!!!

學習爲了什麽

問自己,學習爲了什麽?第一個念頭,爲了國家富強。但是下一秒就給否定了,就憑我麽?然後就是爲了好好生存?但是下一秒又被自己否定了,我就這麽沒用麽?再下去,爲了讓我自己像一個人,爲了可以讓更多的人過上幸福的生活。最近在看《沈思錄》,他說我們做的任何事,都要想一想,這是不是一個人能夠做應該做的。那麽學習呢?就是爲了自己更像一個人。從來沒有一個完整意義的人,就連那些偉人也不過是在後世的評價中成爲人而已。人就是一個定義,而我們學習還有活著就是給這個定義增加更多的定義,或者說讓我們自己更趨于一個完美的人。

有人從我的心走出去了,那麽就很難有人再走進去了。最近跟後桌女生玩的還可以,也許以後回憶起這段我們被作業試卷包圍的日子,那張一笑起來就會紅的臉會讓我有些安慰,畢竟在這時候我還可以憑借自己的嘴巴收獲一個個微笑。

我就是一個普通的人,有理想有夢想,現在就想著在一模就過了,讓我可以去江門一中,然後就可以一直笑下去。

Focusing a sweet things

Its been terribly busy here. I do not wish to focus on how I can’t keep up:) because there are joys and if I’m not on guard… The joys get swallowed by the sorrows. I’m not trying to be unrealistic by not focusing on the negative. Rather proactive!

Today I ventured into the Christian book store. I could easily spend an entire day there if I had the time:) it’s so peaceful there… And the wealth of knowledge everywhere…
The reason for my visit there is because I invited my sister in law over for coffee tomorrow morning and her birthday was a month ago… And since we both took turns having sick kids we haven’t seen each other since MY birthday which was a week before hers:)
I ha so much fun choosing a gift for her that I thought might bless her. … Lift her spirits… Make her feel loved and cared about. I love getting a gift where you can tell that the person who gave it to you actually thought of you:)
Anyways I got her a special pretty mug to sip hot tea while she reads a devotional. I got the devotional for myself as well.

許巍在深圳

老許,你好!
上次在深圳見到你了,很親切。
那天你在劉洋的節目聽見你的講話HTC保護殼
一個人對生活的態度和個人修養特別的重要。
用一個平凡的基調來生活。

有天和朋友聊天說許巍這樣的態度,做什麽大衆都會喜愛的電話保護殼
你把音樂做爲載體,傳達給我們的是愛、希望 、 光明。