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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I had a good laugh this weekend, when I got an email from one of our "young adult adopted kids" (ie: the "big kids" that have been a part of our family for many years, without official adoptions taking place).
She was writing to share with me many of the ways that I have been an encouragement to her over the years. One area that she has struggled with is the area of how to set standards for what movies to watch or not to watch. So, she said ...
You know how people will say, "When watching a movie or tv show, ask yourself, 'Would I be willing to watch this if Jesus was sitting next to me?' " Well, that question has always seemed a bit too "abstract" for me. It's too easy to pretend He's not. However, I do tend to ask myself, "Would I be watching this if Laurel was sitting next to me?" Not to put you on a pedestal, but because I know that you have godly standards that I can (and should) adopt for myself.
Too sweet! Don't worry, I do NOT think of myself as anything like "up there with God", but I am glad that the young adults in my life do know that I have high standards, and that they do see the good in those standards, even if it's not always easy or fun to live by those same standards.