Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What is your mindset?

OK so I do not want to come across "preachy" and I do not want to give the impression that all we do here at the Helms house is sit around and pray, talk about Jesus and read our Bibles. We do however want everything that we do to be seasoned with all we know and love about the Lord. That being said.......I received a recommendation from a friend to go and see a new movie that is out. She had rave reviews about it and was sure that I would love it! I came home and looked it up on screen it.....you just scroll to the bottom of the first page and click NO THANKS and it will take you to the next screen where you can find your movie. I scrolled down to the bottom of the page and looked at all profanity and sexual situations. UUUGGGG!!!!!!

This movie hits on many of the things that God hates....sexual immorality, heavy drinking and taking Gods name in vain...repeatedly. You know Hollywood knows how to dress all this up and make it more palatable. The story line is exciting or scary or romantic and suddenly we are hooked. Why are we not sickened by what we see? How has our moral compass become so whacked out? We are supposed to be in the world and not of it! 1 John 2:15-17

I love this passage..."Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise...think about these things." Philippians 4:8 We need to get back to the simple principle that I teach my kids.....if Jesus was physically standing right with you would you still look at....listen to....talk about things the same way....cause He IS right with you! We need to be different!

About 6 months ago my daughter wanted to see a movie that so many others were seeing...I sat her down with the review and asked her to read over the words that were spoken and asked her if she would want to sit next to Jesus while this was playing......I never heard another word about it from her!

Love those Babies!

4 comments:

Caffeine Queen said...

I use that same website all the time! Great idea to do with kids. Works for me. Hard to see all that on paper and go see it!

Amy said...

I found your blog by blog hopping and I have to say it is very encouraging. I have bookmarked it and I love reading about your life. My husband and I just to be on staff with Campus Outreach - a college ministry. Anyway I wanted to tell Focus On the Family movie review site. It is very good. Just an FYI. Thanks for encouraging me to love my babies!!

Amy said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!

The Carswells said...

Hey Michelle! I "tagged" you on my blog. Read it and play along. I hope you are having a good week so far!

 
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