so ella yells for me from the family room, "mom, they aren't sharing! (referring to elmo and other such "questionable" characters) should we turn the tv off?"
the "not sharing" was all part of the object lesson in the episode, which i explained to ella. meanwhile, my heart is all warm inside over my very mature little girl.
where did she learn this discernment? unfortunately, i hate to admit, probably not from me. (i mean, i did have my moment of conviction this past tv season and finally said goodbye to 24 and jack bauer and the extremely graphic (and of course totally realistic) way he saves the world each week. it was hard, i must say. and i pray that he will meet jesus during his next 24 hour adventure and then they'll have to dial down the torture and then i can watch again.) but i certainly have my fair share of partaking in things not exactly edifying.
don't freak out. i don't do drugs or participate in seances or anything. i'm just talking about your day to day, i don't know, "innocent" chatter (that may or not be similar to gossip), tv shows that waste my time and don't exactly point me in the direction of God's plans for my life... you know, stuff like that. (don't judge me. chances are you have your own plank.)
i talked to ella about it later in the day. she said, "well, i just didn't think we should watch it if it would make us, like, not be nice to other people."
yeah, that's my girl.
nice reminder (conviction) for me.
"whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." philippians 4:8