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Monday, May 2, 2011

If I Weren't Afraid of Heights . . .

I’d get on my high horse.
First of all, I wouldn't really be on a “high horse”.  I wouldn't be looking down on others. I certainly don’t think that I am better than anyone else.   I’m just trying to take a look at things from a different perspective - a Christian parent's perspective.  Actually, this could be worth reading for anyone trying to raise their children to reach a higher standard . . . but not because "I say so". 
Something that has been mentioned to me several times in the past few months is that our culture is like the frog in the pot of slowly heating water.  Are you familiar?  If not, here goes:  If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, he will jump out.  If you put a frog in a pot of water & slowly turn up the heat, he will be cooked before he notices. (so they say)
Now that that is out of the way, are you beginning to understand? Like the song by Casting Crowns, our culture has become victim of a "slow fade".  Is anyone else out there noticing this?  I think so, but is anyone doing anything about it?
There was something that happened with my daughter & school the other day (that I will get into later) that I almost decided I wasn't going to be bothered by.  A few things that went through my mind were "Times are different from when I was a kid.", "No one else seems to be bothered by this.", & "If we make an issue of this, others will just think that my husband & I need to lighten up."
I have just begun reading Max Lucado's book "Out Live Your Life".  In the very first chapter, I have been challenged to stand up for what I believe in.  I started this blog so I can encourage parents to stand up to this culture that is beginning to boil to its death without being any the wiser.  I don't claim to be wise.  I just want to be wiserthan that frog.
"Remember, dear brothers & sisters, that few of you were wise in the world's eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you.  Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise.  And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful."  I Corinthians 1:26-27 NLT

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