It's sad to think that some people think that once a lesbian character comes into a T.V. show, that it is no longer "a family show."
Your 7 yr old is going to find out about people who are homosexual as opposed to what you think is “normal,” at some point in time, why not take the opportunity you have at hand to tell your kids about how different people are?
I hope the day comes (in my lifetime) when being homosexual or a tran or anything else similar is no big deal in the eyes of western society. That we can all just treat each other with respect and love like we do to those of us we are similar to.
Not to mention, love each other like Christ loves us. John 13:34-35
“Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead…. God doesn’t call the qualified, HE QUALIFIES the CALLED!”—
Hey sweetie! :) I've been getting really involved with Uganda and helping out the Watoto and whatnot, and I was wanting to reread your blog from when you traveled, but I can't find the link anywhere :( Mind posting that up again?
My biggest struggle/addiction is the internet. I have expressed it here before and here I go again. In my women’s bible study tonight we anonymously filled out our hours spent on various things: online, school, work, TV, friends/cellphone, prayer, and bible. As you can guess, my biggest number was online. I couldn’t even put a number down. I just wrote “too much to count, it’s embarrassing” And my smallest numbers were for prayer time and bible. That is NOT OKAY. I got extremely convicted tonight and so to make this post short. I will be deactivating facebook tonight as well as blocking tumblr for a week and focusing my open time on me and God.
Please keep me in your prayers as this will be difficult since my disciplining skills are very low. Thank you.
wow. such an unusual photo of Val. She's very androgynous in a cool way. I would like to see you capture her friend, Tommy Joe Ratliff. He's stunning too in a Peter Pan elfin sort of way. I bet he'd appreciate you making it happen so he could have some variety in his professional photos.
what makes her adro to you? her hair cut? Yeha I know Tommy a bit. He’s dating one of my best friends but I’ve only met him once. Not sure if he would be interested in being photographed by me, but thanks anon
"You don't have to understand, you just have to believe."
This was said by Lizzie, the human girl in the cartoon movie Tinkerbell and The Great Rescue
I watched this movie this morning, not expecting to take anything deep out of it, just expecting a cute Disney movie. Which it was :)
The premise of the movie is that Tinkerbell gets caught by a human little girl and they become friends and Tink reveals everything about fairies to Lizzie. Well Lizzie’s dad is a very busy scientist type guy who has no time for her and he doesn’t believe in fairies so when Tink finally reveals herself to him, and then Lizzie flies around him (with pixie dust) he expresses that he doesn’t understand. Then comes the quote above.
Now, what I took from this is this: we as humans try to understand everything around us. And probably the most difficult thing we try to understand is God. Which, we will NEVER will. No matter if you are an agnostic, or a christian, a theologian, a scientist, a muslim, ect. The only thing we can do is believe from what we experience, from what we see or hear, from what we read, and ultimately, what we do about it. Does that make sense?
We will never understand all that God is. He is a mystery and there is beauty in that. If we knew it all, where would the fun be?
The bible talks about having childlike faith, "Let the children come to Me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you, anyone who doesn’t have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God." - Mark 10:14-15 NLT
Lizzie believed in fairies long before she ever met Tinkerbell. The world would be a different place if we believed that fairies changed the seasons and they painted the wings of butterflies. [metaphor] Think about it.
Don’t you remember believing in invisible friends, fairies, unicorns, and things like that when you were young? You WANTED it to be real so it was to you. Others might not have believed like you but that didn’t stop you deep down.
Don’t let anyone shake your beliefs.
I still believe in fairies, unicorns, and of course, God. No one has proved they don’t exist otherwise.
This might all sound naive, but children are naive.