A Halloween Story

A friend shared this social story about trick-or-treating with me and I wanted to pass it on to you guys. I thought it might be a helpful Halloween rule refresher for our trick-or-treaters. Hope everyone has a fun and safe evening! 🙂

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-Sara

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Musical Mornings

Hope y’all are getting settled into the back to school routine with ease. Me? I’m hooking up my caffeine IV, turning up the tunes, and trying to tackle the disaster my house became during #SummerVacayChaos. The laundry mountain is slowly shrinking…it’s more of a laundry hill now, and I’ve discovered the kids bedroom floors. Just taking a quick break to say HELLOOO!

This morning it’s a song a decade –

Lorde – Royals (2013)


♫But everybody’s like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your time piece.
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash.
We don’t care, we aren’t caught up in your love affair♫

AFI – Morning Star (2000)


♫And I don’t want to die tonight; Will you believe in me?
And I don’t want to fall into the light.

Will you wish upon?
Will you walk upon me?
I don’t want to die tonight.

Will you believe in me tonight♫

Incubus – I Miss You (1999)


♫To see you when I wake up, is a gift I didn’t think could be real
To know that you feel the same, as I do, is a Three-fold Utopian dream
You do something to me
That I can’t explain♫

Have a great one!

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Miley Cyrus’ Twerktastic Mess

I’m the first to admit her performance at the MTV 2013 VMA’s was less than tasteful, and yes it has been talked about entirely too much…but I have to wonder why Miley’s the only one getting grief for it, and was that MTV’s plan all along?

Yes, she was the one who performed, she okay’d the outfit, she ‘twerked’ her little rump off…

BUT

She didn’t create all the costumes and choreograph every move herself. I’m sure she wasn’t the only one who witnessed any rehearsals that may have taken place. You can’t tell me nobody from MTV or the VMA’s had any clue as to what her performance entailed.

She is a young woman, fighting to stand out, to define who she is. She is having all her dumb mistakes plastered online for all the world to see. While yes, that’s a choice she made, and I’m the first to admit we all must live with the choices we make. Many young girls and/or young women have done things, that either the next day, next year, or years down the line, they’d rather forget. Whether this is one of those moments for Miley has yet to be determined. What is certain is that someone, likely many, were aware of the performance yet no one stepped up and said enough is enough, they let it all happen.

Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus

That brings me to my big issue…..If MTV (or maybe even her managers or assistants) knew the performance would not be well perceived, and ANYONE over the age of 25 could tell you that it wouldn’t, why did they stand by and let it all take place?

Why? Because it has accomplished, in my opinion, what they set out to do in the first place…It got people talking. We’re all talking about, and Googling, anything to do with ‘Miley Cyrus and her disastrous MTV VMA Performance’. See what I mean…we’re talking about Miley like it’s all on her yet MTV is getting tons of free press out of it. All while standing by letting a young woman take the fall for something that while yes she was a great deal responsible for, she wasn’t the only one there. Someone should have stepped up, instead of letting her make an ass of herself. But where’s the publicity in that….who’d be talking STILL, a week later, about anything to do with the VMA’s if not for some distasteful debacle…

So shame on you, all the adults at MTV who stood by and let a young woman make more of train wreck of herself just so you could enjoy the free publicity.

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5 Loaves of Bread And A Little Magic

I made breakfast for dinner last night, while sitting at the table checking out a plate of breads my husband brought up the story of Jesus feeding 5000 with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.

He compared the loaves of bread, not the bread we eat today, but to a loaf of bread made with grains, nuts, vitamins, and nutrients (something similar to the Ezekiel Bread you can buy today) thus explaining why so little bread could fill so many.u16926991

Then came my interpretation, or explanation so to speak, of how Jesus could feed so many with so little. “Jesus took the 5 loaves and the 2 fish and he did some Jesus/God magic voodoo, worked a little miracle, and Wham!, there was more than enough for all!”

Okay so I admit my wording wasn’t the best, and honestly I think it’s a bit of both of our takes on the passage. I’m sure Jesus didn’t feed the masses with airy nutritionless white bread, but I also think God worked a miracle to make a little stretch an amazing length.

From there the conversation turned to what would be the perfect bread if you had to pick or create one…The conclusion, because I know you’re dying to know…A bread with the flakiness and butteriness of a croissant and the crusty edges and lightness of French bread….

Anyways the point is, crazily worded or not, the dinner conversation was about our Lord, and was had in a way the kids could relate to. You don’t have to always quote scripture to teach your children about God and his awesomeness, you just have to get them interested in the conversation.

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Reference:

John 6:1-14

New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

6 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4 The Jewish Passover Festival was near.

5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”

8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”

10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”