Well, Ruth kept me up for a few hours last night and I went to church to mud for three hours this morning, so I'm pretty wiped out this afternoon. I'm missing Hannah's basketball game because I have little ones that have to nap at this time, so why is it that I'm not napping?
One of my projects lately has been to decide if I'm going to allow the girls to see "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader". Not that I would pay for them to see it, by the way, but they are so excited about it that I thought about putting it on their Christmas lists.
So, here has been my debate with the whole thing. Deuteronomy 18 10-12 says, "There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire,or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD . . . " And I was reading in Roar, a Chronicles of Narnia guide last night and it summed up my question. "Is writing about evil spiritual powers in a way that shows their evilness and the ultimate triumph of God over them also prohibited?"
I guess the conclusion I've come to is no. I certainly don't want my children to ever get the idea that casting spells or anything having to do with witches or the occult should be toyed with. However, I really believe that the Narnia books do portray these things as evil (although I do intend to reread the book in the next few weeks, just to make sure for myself). So, now I'm trying to come up with some lesson plans to show all the allegorical links they will see in the movie. I'm not a big "allegory" genre fan myself, but I'm hoping they can learn about the Lord through this.
And last night at small group I got another question to ponder. We were once again talking about our children and marriage (and no, that isn't all we talk about, it was just a brief comment time). One lady said that some young adults aren't mature enough to marry young, and another lady from the group stated that our society isn't raising children to be mature at a young age. So now I'm pondering what I need to do to raise mature children.
Well, two little boys are now awake, so I better log off.