Friday, November 18, 2005

The grass is taller under the trampoline

We were out playing "glow-in-the-dark-football" last night and were finding ourselves dodging bird feeders, trees and the trampoline. Deciding to leave the trees where they are, we chose to relocate the bird feeders and trampoline. This morning, the circle of tall grass clearly indicates where the trampoline once stood. And I've already put the lawn mower up for the season...

A couple of weeks ago, I heard a song on the radio. I began to explain to my daughter that its important to be careful what you put into your head - what you listen to, and what you think often about (meditation). She looked at me with a puzzled look that seemed to ask, "What brought that on?" The puzzled look became a look of horror as I began singing along with the radio: "I remember when rock was young...."

Yes, I'm almost ashamed to admit, I remember the lyrics to "Crocodile Rock." And if I sat down at a piano, I just might be able to play it as well. There were some cruel jokes my high school years continue to visit upon me.

Ok, to sum it up, you have to be careful what you put into your head - and life. It takes work to keep the grass mowed in the hidden places. But its important to do both, for you never know when the trampoline will need to be moved, or you'll find yourself singing to yourself... Out loud... In public... Something you wish you could forget....

As Paul admonished in his letter to the Philippian church:

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable - if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise - dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8 HCSB)
Have a great weekend.

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