"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What Happened??

Recently, my children and I were running errands. We had many stops to make - it was an all-day ordeal.

Here are some of things we saw........

In a restaurant, a young mom was more interested in her iPhone than her little girl (who looked to be about 3 years old). They were sitting right beside us and the only  words I heard the mom say to her daughter were, "Sit down!" and "Eat!" She was so mesmerized by the little black box, she didn't even eat her lunch.

In the doctor's office, a mom came in with her little boy, who was obviously anxious about seeing the doctor, but she also had a love affair with her iPhone. She hardly said 2 words to him the entire time while in the waiting area, and while following him and the nurse to the examining room, she still had the contraption right in front of her face. I don't know what kept her from bumping into a wall.

In a store, there was a little girl (about 5 years old) dressed in a string bikini top and the shortest shorts I've seen in a while. Apparently, she was following her mom's example, because she was dressed the same way.  We also saw a person in the store...not sure about the gender. There was no way to tell by looking at them. After walking by, one of my children asked, "Mom, was that a man or a woman?"
And some of the younger crowd were wearing t-shirts with profanity plastered across the front.

In the mall, we made a quick u-turn and headed for the nearest exit when I spotted the huge, trashy photos around the entrance to a certain undergarment store.

Years ago, when our 2 older children (now 28 and 24) were little, we could take them out in public without the fear of exposing them to every form of vulgarity and profanity. Not anymore! Those days are long gone.

What happened??

What happened to the good ol' days when parents cared more about their children than a "toy"?

......when people knew how to dress appropriately?

.......when gender lines weren't blurred, and men were men and women were women?

.......when we didn't have to leave a place of business because of the trashy photos everywhere?

Our society is crumbling around us.

Michael Pearl says, "No doubt about it; effectively training up children in this current society is the toughest  job you'll ever have."

May God help us to raise godly children in a godless society.

"...Stand in the ways and see,
And ask for the old paths,
Where the good way is,
And walk in it;
Then you will find rest for your souls..."      Jeremiah 6:16

Have a blessed day,

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  1. Hi Lisa,

    I don't know why I can never leave a comment with my profile?.... this is so true it is an all day job just to try and protect your children from the horrible sights they might see not mention what they may hear. Home really is a sanctuary!

    God Bless,
    Amy Jo

  2. Sin is what happened. No honestly, that's what it is. I agree it's so hard to try to raise your children in a Godly manner. I want to so badly shield their eys and heart from everything but unfortunatly can't. I'm trusting God to take care of them in areas I can't.

  3. It is so frustrating, I was just talking about this with someone the other day. This is the reason I do not own a cell phone and never will. I can be distracted enough on the computer a little bit each day let alone while im out doing activities with my children. Thats a time for THEM. Whatever happened to answering machines? lol.
    This world is getting more and more away from God each day. As far as the gender blur goes, we face that each day as one of their sets of grandparents is a same sex married couple, one who was born a woman but feels more like a man. We love them so very very much, but when it has come to our (old) church this caused huge issues. Its frustrating, but with God's strength. Excellent post!

  4. Insightful- the Lord has been speaking Jer.6:16 to me too. First time visiting from TWW- blessings to you, Nicol

  5. It is also getting more difficult to buy modest clothing! Sometimes I feel like I'm on a treasure hunt trying to find a top that isn't too low or shorts that aren't too short.

  6. I feel as if I am under siege every time I venture outside my doors. I have to get ready for battle- put my blinders on and move forward.

    Our society has changed drastically! The reason, we can always say it is because society just doesn't care...but will this be true? Maybe.

    I know that many people have just decided to stop complaining and accept.

    This is why the opportunity to stand out is so important. The opportunity to stand firm in our believes. We can not give in to the status quo...not one little bit!

    Great post!


  7. Lisa,
    It is very true what you have said. Like we said before, we must feel compassion for these people like Christ does for all. And by our actions of walking God`s path, just maybe the world will become a better place. Be strong everyone and the Lord will continue to help us with the hardest job on Earth!


  8. This is so true. Girls clothing is ridiculous too. The "fashion world" is trying to turn out 6-year-olds into 20 year-olds etc.

    Visiting from Titus2sdays.

  9. Hi! This is so true. Children are so observant and even just walking through stores, I will see things that I really wish weren't there for them to notice. And some of the clothes aimed at kids -especially little girls - just look terrible. When I have children, I just want them to have a chance to be innocent.


  10. I really hear you on this one. You wonder how long it will take for the Lord to come back. ((sigh))

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  11. I ask that question a lot as well!

  12. Amen. I hear you. It is sad the world we live in.

  13. It's sad. I was in a doctor's office recently and they had one of those "Good Morning" shows on, with a request not to change the channel. We had to be there, so unfortunately leaving wasn't an option. But they had some musical performers on and people were dancing to the (so-called) music. Every so often the camera would focus in on a couple of the women who chose to dance on top of the barriers or in the aisles. There were definitely not dressed appropriately and were 'dancing' in very provocative ways. I found myself constantly covering my son's eyes. It's a shame. We stay home a lot.

  14. I could not have said it better myself! It is exhausting to leave home anymore. It's not just due to safeguarding our children, but I don't want to see it any more than I want them to see it! Thank you for visiting my blog and leading me to yours! I am enjoying it very much and several of your links :)


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