Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Okay, it's not really a secret that I'm not the slightest bit crazy about Halloween. It is so not my holiday. As a kid, I thought it was pretty cool.....hello, candy! But, my thoughts on the matter sorta went sour when I learned that Halloween and traditions like Trick-or-Treating and dressing in costume are really just variations on Pagan rituals. As a Christian mother it goes against my heart to participate in this.....and yet. My little kids don't understand about pagan rituals. They know nothing of Druids and their worship rituals. To them it just about candy and cute costumes.

The boys on the other hand have a better understanding. They are moving into that age when so many kids think the scary part of Halloween is cool. This is when haunted houses and gory costumes become a must. So rather than foster that attitude, Paul took them to Judgement House at the Baptist Church. For those of you that don't know what Judgement House is, it is a walk-through drama depicting the consequences of sin, both is this life and the next, and ending with an opportunity to commit your life to Christ. They thought it was great! A much better option for teens.

The girls are too young for that and wanted to go Trick-or-Treating. So, I let them rummage through their dress-up clothes and off we went. Just to a few houses of people we know. And, they were happy with that....mostly because I already bought them two big bags of candy anyway! They just needed to make sure they weren't missing out on anything. They weren't.



Annie said...

Not a huge fan now either but do enjoy watching the kids have fun!! Great seeing yall today!!

The Source said...

Oh, the girls look so adorable!! Love their costumes!

We've finally reached the age around here that no one even asked to go. We used to take them out, but no scary or "evil" costumes allowed. Then we moved on to trunk-or-treating at churches. Then we phased it out altogether. They don't care. As long as they get candy from somewhere!