Black and white.

Lilla is black and white. That is how she sees the world. It makes her a rule follower, sometimes to a fault, but it’s also very positive. For instance, when she was very little I told her the fireplace is dangerous. She’s never, not once, touched it. She’s almost four. Her 11 month old sister won’t stop touching it.

Tonight I was putting her to bed and she was discussing with me why we need to help poor children. “They sleep on the street,” she said. I said, “Yes, some do.” She then asked who was going to help them get a home. I told her that maybe the government or churches or strangers, like us. She replied, “Well, you can’t talk to a stranger.”

She’s black and white.

So months ago when I told her that we shouldn’t be watching Spongebob because he says some not nice things (i.e. idiot, stupid…) she has really taken it to heart. To a point of, if she sees it come on tv she puts her head down in the couch and tells me I need to change the channel. Yeah, she might be a little extreme, but it’s part of her black and white nature.

I started thinking about this though and how I told her he says unkind things and also how she is trying to protect herself from that. Even to the extent of burying her head into a couch so she can’t see it. That, my friends, is dedication to the cause.

Of course I had to then think of myself and how I should be doing that too. I should be turning my head at the slightest hint of unrighteousness. Even to the extent of what Lilla does to turn and run from what I know is wrong. How often do I watch a program even though I know it has a history of using God’s name in vain, making sexual references like it’s just one big joke or just altogether being unGodly? How often do I listen to gossip, although I know I shouldn’t? How often do I read articles that often should make my face turn 4 shades of red? ALL. THE. TIME.


I couldn’t help but think of the childhood song, “O Be Careful little eyes what you see, o be careful little eyes what you see, for the Father up above is looking down with love, O be careful little eyes what you see.”

I think I’m going to practice a little more of that caution today.

Published by amysblahblahblog

Follower of Jesus Christ. Wife for Life. Mom to 2 girls. Homeschooler. Missions Minded. Book reader. Traveller. Mountain Loving. Tea drinker.

6 thoughts on “Black and white.

  1. Her and Noah are a lot alike, then came Ryder who enjoys living in color lolYou can definitely see God shaping and molding her heart and how wonderful that is! She's going to be such a wise little girl and do so many things for the Lord someday, as she already is!You're truly blessed, Amy!

  2. You are speaking of a heart battle I have been having. Yes, I want to watch house. No, I don't appreciate the innuendo and outright bad taste. It's so hard. Thank you, Lilla and Amy.

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