Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jesus, Our Doctor Who

A friend of mine who has similar tastes in movies as me recently suggested I try Doctor Who. Now I have never been a fan of the Sci-Fi genre, but decided to go ahead and give it a try.

I, for the most part, did enjoy the first episode..but snoozed through the second.  My oldest daughter was really enjoying them but I had my hesitations as I have always associated space "alien" activity with "demonic" activity and this show was doing nothing to change my mind.  So I prayed about yhe show and whether or not we should continue to view it and that was when I got this beautiful picture.   The aliens did represent demons, a world which most people either were or chose to be ignorant of.  Jesus is our Doctor Who who helps us to battle these "aliens" who are trying to destroy us.  We can fight them also but we are only sucessful when our Doctor is with us, helping us.  Now I see this show as a beautiful allegory and am enjoying the rest of the series. :)

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."  Ephesians 6:12

Below is a pic that my niece sent me on pinterest.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Wise Woman Builds Her House

Growing up I remember my father waking us early so we had time for morning devotiobs before school.  He always read a Proverb, Psalm, as well as another pasage of Scripture.  One verse I particularly remembered was Proverbs 14:1 "The wise woman builds her house,  but with her own hands thefoolish woman tears hers down."   Like most children, I visualized it literally and wondered why anyone would do that.

I am now a married woman and experience has shown me that it is through the power of words (as well as actions) how this is possible.  When I speak words of encouragement I am building my husband and children up...but when I am scornful, cold, mocking and angry, I am tearing down my marriage, my family and my home. 

We (should) have control over our words and our attitudes.  The Bible speaks a lot about the power of words - How life and death are in the power of the tongue, how a soft answer turns away wrath, and how we are to exhort one another.

I recently read a blog post about a woman who has gone 399 days without yelling at her children (I believe the name of the blog was called Orange Rhino).  This was a concientious decision on her part and she has learned how destructive her yelling had been through the positive response of her not yelling. 

Words and actions are powerful and
we have a choice - Are we going to be a wise woman.......or a foolish one.

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