Saturday, January 15, 2011

The First, the Last, and Everywhere in Between!

I have to thank Lagene for blessing me with this video today, of an 11 year old who reveals Jesus' presence and role in every book of the Bible (in under 4 minutes!) It really moved me to tears several times to be reminded of all the things Jesus does for us and all the power and goodness that's available to us, God really thought of everything. :) I'm going to watch it again (with lots of pausing!) and jot down a list of these next to all the books because I think it will be a great directory so to speak when I'm expecially needing "peace", " a burden bearer", etc, it points to me a specific book to go read, meditate and pray over. I love the one to few word descriptions he provides for each that just sum it all up!

I am excited to learn about Godtube , and am bookmarking this today, it looks like lot of terrific stuff on there! Great to know this is a safe place my kids can search for short movies, we like youtube for a lot of things, but I cringe when we search for innocent stuff like "Lego models" and very inappropriate things pull up with it, not to mention even on "clean" videos the really filthy stuff people choose to leave in the comments below them. :(

Do you have a great site you can recommend, for inspiration, or that is helpful in your day to day life? Please let me know in the comment section, I would so appreciate it! One recommendation I'd like to pass on is commonsensemedia.org, a searchable site for books, movies, tv shows, websites, games to see exactly what questionable material they may or may not contain to help you gauge what will be appropriate for your kids. Many times, for example a new movie comes out my kids want to see, and often we pass on them because they contain language I don't want my kids to hear (even Disney), but they also give you a breakdown on the violence, themes, consumerism etc. It has been very valuable resource and often spares exposing my kids to things they shouldn't see or aren't yet ready.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!
Melanie

1 comment:

Mary Friederichsen said...

Thank you Melanie for providing this information!

Blessings for a wonderful weekend!