Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Charlie's Choice

Lamplighter books and audio dramas are wonderful! I truly can't say enough nice things about them. If the books seem too advanced for your readers, then by all means, listen to the abridged audios as a family. They are outstanding in their messages and the format of audio drama. In my opinion a drama with actor's voices, background sounds and music, is much preferable to just hearing a book read, no matter how talented the reader.

Charlie dreams of a better future where money and position could cure his family's problems, he learns about true wealth and about the "Captain of his soul".

It was interesting this morning, just as I finished this audio drama, the radio pastor was preaching on storing up wealth for wealth's sake. He said it was not only sinful, it was silly. I started thinking about a book I'm reading where a character says humans spend all their time amassing things, and they don't stand the test of time- they're like tissue paper, window dressing.

The Lord says:  

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. -Matthew 6:19-21

If you look at your receipts and credit card statements where does your $ go? That's probably an indication of where your heart is.  

I heard a story from a lady this week who said her dad had put a $100 bill in the cellar under a fruit jar and the termites ATE it! This was years ago when a hundred dollars was a lot of money.

In these economic times we need to make a careful reading of passages like Luke12 about finances and worry.

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