Oh yeah, i forgot, Home engineer is a title my hubby thought up for me a few years back when i was filling out a form or survey and decided i needed a title. Since its not in the those multiple choice drop down menus on-line I don’t use it much, but i think its appropriate.
Last night we watched Afterschool Specials, remember those shows in the middle 70’s about all the horrible teenaged angst and tribulations tweens and teens go thru in life and school?
We watched 2 of them, one about a bully and one about a homely girl finally having a great summer because a boy asked her out. they were pretty corny, but the whole time my 13 year old son is exhaling and sighing ‘there’s no action’ ‘its boring’.
Then to make matters worse, after he sighed his way to bed, I started flipping channels, which is not a good thing for me, and I watched, What Not to Wear, Paula Deen (cooking show) and DIRT.
oh. my. gosh. BAD, BAD show. I only saw about 15 minutes and my eyes were burning. I am thinking about taking the TV out of the bedroom. Mostly for my own sake, but we have a big TV downstairs, none in the living room, and one is our bedroom, but I think its gotta go. I read an article that kids watch an average of 4 hours of TV PER day. For a busy family, that’s probably the whole time the kids are at home. So, with all that in mind, i will go unplug the TV.
I have so much more to type, some pictures to figure out how to get in here, some knitting stuff, etc But i will leave you with this….Blessings
I am doing a precepts study in 1 Thess. this year and here is a list from Paul the apostle of Christ to the church in Thessalonica:
1 thess 4 and 5 (I paraphrase the NIV bible)
It is God’s will that you be sanctified…
Avoid sexual immorality
Learn to control own body in a holy and honorable way
Live a holy life
Love each other more and more
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life
To mind your own business
Work with your hands
[so that you daily life may win respect of others and you may not be dependent on anyone]
Let us be alert and self-controlled
Encourage one another, build each other up
Respect those who work hard among you, who have charge over you, who admonish you
Hold them in high regard in love
Live in peace with each other
Warn those who are idle
Encourage the timid
Help the weak
Be patient with everyone
Make sure nobody pays back evil for evil
Always try to be kind to everyone
Be joyful always
Give thanks in all circumstances
Do not put out the Spirit’s fire
Do not treat prophecies with contempt
Hold on to the good
Avoid every kind of evil
….for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Quite a list, eh? I have fallen short of doing these things, have you? Mediate on these scriptures, ask the Lord to complete in you what He has chosen for you.