Do you ever feel like Elijah? All alone? I know that there are brothers and sisters everywhere, and reading these blogs, people of like minds. Sometimes they seem so hard to find when you move into a new place. Even other Christians can't understand our lifestyle or mindset.
Our two older daughters go to public school and so are influenced by those around them. We have a no dance policy. Not at home :) Here we can dance all we want. My fifteen year old wants to go to dances. She knows that these in no way honor God, but "everyone else" gets to go, even the Christian kids. Nothing good ever goes on at these dances. There are kids drinking and doing drugs. The way the boys and girls interact is WAY too friendly. Yet, she feels the pressure of being different. She's not going to go, but I wish that she would desire to please God more than man. Hard to do at fifteen.
Then there's our friend. He's a backslidden Christian, who has been dating a non-Chritian. She's pregnant and going to have an abortion. My dh has talked to this man and the man feels the "least he can do" is bring her to the clinic. This woman has problem pregnancies, and-yes this pregnancy could be a danger for her, but it breaks my heart. I cry out for this child who now has to pay for the mistakes of his or her parents. What have we become? I'm as guilty as anyone else. My voice is hardly ever heard. My prayers are for such a small group of people. I could do so much more. Please join me in praying for this situation.
From Glory Farm