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MEdia Choices

One of my favorite things to do is go to camp.  It's right up there with going to the beach for a week.  I really, really love it.  Now, you may think that I go for the proliferation of bugs that invade my life for 5 days, but that's only a side benefit.  The DEET-scented "body spray" is also a big plus.  (Or, in the case of Norman Park, GA, the Badger Balm.  Nothin' like it.)


I love being with the girls that I normally minister to on Wednesdays and Sundays.  We get to spend a whole week together and I get to be a part of their lives for that short period of time.  This last summer I talked to these beautiful girls about media choices and different media in their lives.  From that, I developed a list of questions to gauge their media choices and help them learn to make choices that honor God and their parents.  I run quickly away from legalism, because I want these girls to think and learn and apply God's principles for life on their own.  Students that go to…

Putting Things Off

If there were a prize or a competition for putting things off, I am fairly certain that I would be the winner, or at least in the top 5.  If there were a Procrastination Pageant, I can imagine that the top 5 contestants (if they made it on time) would be subject to questions from the judges (who would inevitably be non-procrastinators) such as:  "A turtle is, by reputation, one of the slowest animals in nature.  How do you think a turtle procrastinates and becomes even slower?"  But I digress. 

This post is really about the opposite of procrastination, which I think is planning.  I have seen, on a few occasions, how planning ahead can make a day go by oh-so-much better and more smoothly.  I decided that I would write down a list of things I would like to finish this year, and thus far this list has pretty much sat on my desk and I look at it on a fairly daily basis.  But looking at a list doesn't make things happen.  A list is an inanimate object that exists to record w…