The Armor of God: Ephesians 6 – New discoveries!

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Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the

  1. belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the
  2. breastplate of righteousness in place and with your
  3. feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the
  4. shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the
  5. helmet of salvation and the
  6. sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

 Piecing together the study of our armor, I have found that certain pieces of this armor must be paired with another in order for it to have the full effect.  It’s truly amazing! The shoes must be worn along with the breastplate, the shield must be used with the sword and the helmet must be worn with the belt. You can’t just put on one piece.

 
Peace (shoes) and Righteousness (breastplate)

I previously did a study on Peace and Righteousness. I found that they truly do protect us and they work together- in protecting us. Peace and Right living , together, are our spiritual armor that protects us. It was truly amazing to see the two paired together so often in scripture. You absolutely cannot have one without the other, you can’t have righteousness without peace and you can’t have peace without righteousness.  Check out a few scriptures and see:

  •  Mercy and truth are met together ; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Psalm 85:10
  • And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. Isaiah 32:17
  • O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea: Isaiah 48:18
  • To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Hebrews 7:2
  • And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace James 3:18


Faith (Shield) and God’s Word (Sword)

   Another interesting discovery! Just as Righteousness and peace work together and cannot work without each other, so I have found the same with the shield and sword. You cannot have faith without the Word, impossible! For faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of the Lord. I cannot protect myself against the wiles of the devil and his tactics without the help of God and His word. Faith in our Holy Father and His word protects me. God’s word crushes and destroys the enemy’s plan of attack – that’s my sword. The bible says that our enemy throws fiery darts at us- those darts are thoughts, doubts, fears- we hold up the shield of faith knowing we can trust in God. All those darts fall and will not touch you BUT if you get lazy and forget the Word, all those wrong thoughts will settle in your mind, fall deep in your heart and it will become part of you- we can’t let this happen.

  •   Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord, The shield of your help And the sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you, And you shall tread down their high places. Deut 33:29

Keeping scripture close at hand is key. When you trust in God, you trust in His word. When the enemy throws fears, discouragement, depression, wrong thoughts, and hopelessness your way you must hold up the shield of Faith- No weapon formed against you shall prosper! For this is the heritage of the saints of the Lord.

Speak it out- How interesting it is, I have found, the power of the spoken word. Notice that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Why doesn’t is say faith comes by reading and reading by the word of God? Maybe, or wait- not maybe- when we speak God’s Word and hear it – our faith grows and is strengthened. So I wonder, if we would begin speaking out in faith, we could really shake this wicked world up. If I can overthrow a mountain with faith just the size of a small mustard seed – whoa! Can you imagine what we can do in this world? I’m not talking about naming your Bentley, come on – I’m talking about making our world a Holy Nation. Instead of complaining about the wicked songs, lyrics, movies, shows, books – I will speak out in faith and prayer.

“God will protect my children, In Jesus Name, crush this wicked agenda that seeks to destroy our youth. Let every wrong and wicked movie crash to nothing and be destroyed before it touches the precious hearts of our children and….. here I go- May the new movie Divergent that is targeted at the youth be cast out and thrown into the sea”

Sidetrack:    My daughter and I had a conversation yesterday about the movie ‘catching fire’. My husband and kids watched it while I fumed up a furnace.  I prayed that God would take care of it so I didn’t act like an angry monkey on crack. The next day I was reading Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kemper with my daughter (part of her literary reading for high school) and it sparked a conversation

  “Not every desire is from the Holy Spirit, even though it may seem right and good…. And Whatever the mind sees as good, ask and desire in fear of God and humility of heart”

Me:“Look, just because you want to watch a movie and it seems good and right- doesn’t make it good and right before God”
She replies “there’s nothing wrong with it”
I say,” really? Killing? Sexuality? Kids slicing each others throats? Would you watch that movie if Jesus walked in here?
Silence…..
Then we kept reading the book:

Not every desire is from the Holy Spirit, even though it may seem right and good”

I said,” You see, not everything you desire and think is okay, is okay with God.”
She replied “but mom, what if I watch it and it doesn’t affect me”
I said ”The bible says everything you see, hear, think, and do goes in your heart. Of course it affects you- and everyone else who watches it. Everything in that movie went into your heart and the only way you can clean it out is through the Word of God”
Silence
Yea mom, your right…. and we continued reading. I thought this was interesting because #1God answered my prayer, took care of this for me and gave my kids understanding #2 I had faith God would take care of it when I prayed and tried my best to keep peace – and true enough, my prayer of faith went out and God took care of this better than I could have (and btw…. I’m quite well aware that I am one of the last standing Christians who oppose this movie and all the other stuff out there- I don’t have to agree with the world and I’m not going to – even if I’m the last person on earth who stands up to disagree, so if you like the movie, fine – I’m not judging you and you’re not judging me – I’m just saying it how it is, I know there is more to this movie -and I’ll tell you what else- I know without a doubt these movies (and books on child mutilation) that have become the new obsession and required reading in schools absolutely have an underlying agenda of molding, shaping and desensitizing our children)  

Moving Onnnn….

Now where was I…. the reason I wanted write you today is about faith- can you believe this? 4 pages into this post and finally I’m getting around to the subject. I’ve got so much to tell you! Ugh, maybe I should rename this or start a new post…..I’ll have to put it in another post because now I have something new…..

If peace and righteousness must be paired together and now I have found that faith and the Word must be paired together ( or shoes + breastplate = protection, sword+shield destroys and kills your enemy and their attacks) Well then! Let’s see if we can find a link between the belt of truth and the helmet of salvation………

Truth (belt) and Salvation (helmet)

Yes! It’s true! You cannot have salvation without the truth- this is so cool! Salvation comes through the Spirit through our belief in the truth.- ( a tie in with faith). The truth and your salvation in Jesus keep you grounded, unshaken and standing firm!!!  Wow, it’s all piecing together like a puzzle. Salvation comes through the truth and it helps you stand firm. Jesus is the truth of our salvation. The word of truth is the gospel of salvation. It’s Jesus! He is the truth and our salvation. Okay, here’s an overview of all our armor- Jesus , God’s Word and right living- those three together are the foundation of all this armor. I can see it! I’m jumping up and down- piecing a super cool puzzle together.

  • Believers Should Stand Firm]As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation—a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13
  •  Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Psalm 25:5
  • I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation. Psalm 40:10
  • But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. Psalm 69:13
  • In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13

You see, God has given you 6 items for you to use in this war. (devil’s schemes, For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms)    Did you notice that complaining about the annoying tactics of the enemy is not a weapon or a shielding  piece of armor? If it was, I’d be quite a warrior, but it doesn’t work this way ( I’m preaching to myself here) Are you just fending off the enemy or are you destroying the enemy with the Sword of God? We can march around with our helmet of salvation on and still get side swiped and crushed if we don’t stand firm on the Word of God. Get your sword out, remember who you are in Christ and don’t take any more garbage from the enemy because the name of Jesus is higher and more powerful than anything that may come against you.

For He put on righteousness as a breastplate,
And a helmet of salvation on His head;
He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing,
And was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay,
Fury to His adversaries,
Recompense to His enemies;
The coastlands He will fully repay.
19 So shall they fear
The name of the Lord from the west,
And His glory from the rising of the sun;
When the enemy comes in like a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.
20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion,
And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,”
Says the Lord. Isaiah 59:18-20

 

What’s the point? Why the armor and the sword?
(from Jeremiah 17:7-8)

Listen up Blessed are you mighty and strong man of valor because you have put your trust and hope in the Lord. You have found your confidence and security in the Most High God.  You shall be like a tree transplanted along the refreshing waters of the river that sendeth out its roots by the river.  Because you have put all your trust in the Lord and not put your trust in your own strength or wealth, you stand unshakable, for the Lord is with you.

           When heat or drought comes, you shall not be concerned or worried because you are always bearing fruit and your leaves will always be green. Attacks and storms may come your way, but not a branch shall be moved. You will prosper and flourish through all your storms, in drought, in valleys and through all the troubles that try to come against you. Even in times of drought or destitution, though the rain not fall for a period of time, you shall be unshakable, you will not be anxious or worried. You will prosper in perfect peace without fear. You trust fully in the Lord. You will not be sorrowful when troubles arise for you know that the Lord protects you. He is your rock and your fortress. Though these times come and go, you will never stop yielding fruit, you will accomplish all the Lord has planned for your life. You will always be provided for and your life will produce much fruit.

     You count it all joy when troubles come and you know that we are destined for such troubles. You can rejoice in your problems and trials for we know they help us and strengthen us. We can remind ourselves as David did “ I see that the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me.”

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Kik, Keek, Snapchat, Vine n Oovoo- DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR KIDS DO? – Wattpad dangers

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    Hi, I’m the “Meanest Mom in the World”. That’s what I hear when a take a phone away or delete a new app. Ask me if I care- because I don’t. 

(3-21-14 update: feds bust graphic child porn ring, 14 men in Louisiana arrested. The men, pretending to be young girls on popular social sites, enticed  young boys to send graphic material, pictures and video.  250 victims in 39 states and five other countries — Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada and New Zealand. Most were boys between the ages of 13 and 15. Two victims were 3 or younger. Sources: huffingtonpost.com, cnsnews.com , rawstory.com. ) 

   Parents, do you know what your kids are doing? The world has offered our children a wide variety of apps and social media outlets that we don’t even know about. They are interrupting our lives, corrupting our kids and sadly have driven many to depression and suicidal deaths. Maybe some of you know what’s up, but when I ask around every mom has given me one of these answers:

   What? I never heard of that, my child would never….
Or
I just don’t have time to figure it all out, I don’t understand those things
Or
I can’t control my kids anymore

    I didn’t know how to work the iphone, android or any of the other apps either, but I figured it out. I press every single button on everything ( I know what every button on every remote does) and that’s how I figure out what my children are doing. I see what their friends are doing and I know their parents have NO IDEA. So basically, if you have eyeballs and hands with digits, you can find out what your child is up  to.

 What’s the big deal? They are just kids having fun.
     That is not what is going on. I’ve read about classmates wanting to commit suicide, seen indecent pictures, read foul language, bullying and everything you wouldn’t want your child to see or hear- that is what is going on. Parents are in denial and so are the schools. There are ways of hiding the apps so parents don’t see.

Let’s review a few that are popular:  

 KIK– another social site used to send messages. A LOT of kids have this.  Please watch the video below on Kik. Kik allows for other media sites within it. As of November 2012, KIK began a rating of 17+ because of all the apps that connect within KIK that a parent would never know about. It is an app for adults only. Police have alerted parents of the increased incidents of adults finding children through KIK- along with bullying, sexting and graphic porn. (see warning video) Each one of these sites poses a danger. In Kik,  anyone with your child’s username or email can find your child. (same with Askfm) This is absolutely not for children, there are no parental controls. It scans all your email contacts also (that so annoys me). With KIK, you don’t need to have a phone number or share your number, but as a parent, it is much easier to monitor the text messages than to find out what is going on in KIK.  For more information and dangers click here : TheCyberSafetylady.com Why KiK is unsafe for kids
Danger of Instagram and KIK, thetreenetwork.com

             Askfm-“My child doesn’t have that!” That’s exactly what I thought! You’d never know your child had an account unless they told you or you searched the history of your computer (hopefully they don’t know how delete history) On this site, anyone can ask your child anything anonymously. Questions like- why don’t you like so and so and why did you say this to someone along with other personal sexual questions or “are you upset you weren’t invited to a party?”. The children on askfm are 13 and under- and they shouldn’t be here. I’ve seen my daughter’s friend’s questions on this site and I was shocked. They’ve been on it for over a year and when I brought it up with the parents they had never heard of the site and were convinced their child would never be on it. It’s not easy to find your child on there unless you know their username. Most kids use their instagram name. Even if your child isn’t on Askfm, friends gossip about everyone and love to ask personal questions and secrets about their friends. Since it’s anonymous, anyone can pretend to be whoever. An example of a question I’ve seen on this site is “you are stupid and ugly, why don’t you kill yourself?” and maybe add an lol after it. Some will say “why are you so fat and ugly?”.  For more information on Askfm: The Cybersafetylady.com Askfm and cyber bullying

hightechdad.com be warned askfm is dangerous (check out his site)

Instagram – It’s like a safe facebook, right? Wrong. For starters, everyone on instagram is trying to out do the other with – who is with who, who has what, and who is at what party. It’s an app “all about me”. Two things that bother me about instagram are #1 it can hurt others and make them feel unworthy (yes it does, it makes it seem like everyone else has a better life) and #2 the hashtags easily open up doors to porn. I saw so much porn on there I couldn’t believe it. Naked pictures all over the place with the simpliest most naïve hashtag. What’s a hashtag? It’s when you want to relate you picture to file like #goodtimes or #fatdays. You click the hashtag and it opens up every pic everyone else has used the same word. Whether you are private or not, it doesn’t matter. Porn is always available. The kids think its great when they have 100’s of likes and followers, but they don’t realize most are (unknown male) adults following them (and probably storing their pictures). You cannot control the comments people make on your pictures, there are no parental controls, anyone can use your picture and store it. It gets grosser- (pedophile warning) but for more information on the dangers of instagram check out :Babble.com A Parent’s guide to social media and Quiz- Are you smarter than a 5th grader on instagram?

   ***if your have your child delete their account, keep watch because many open a new account under a new name without their parents seeing. I’ve seen this with Instagram and twitter.

 

SnapChat- this is a sexting app for kids- although they don’t originally think so- but you don’t need to think too much to figure it out. Do you know what snapchat is?  It looks so innocent.  Snapchat is a way to send pictures and short video but it is immediately deleted- so no one can see it, trace it, copy it, prove they sent it or saw it. The parent has NO IDEA  what their child just saw or read. I happened to open one of my daughters snap chat and the girl had called her a “bitch”. If you go on snapchat and try to see anything they opened- you can’t. It only has a 1-10 second viewing time so you can’t share or take a picture of it. What the point of this? It keeps parents out of their business and gives them complete privacy to do whatever they want. For more information: Ottawa Police Warn Teens about dangers of snapchat   and  nbc-2.com New Snapchat app worrying parents

  According to the site : “Wattpad is a place to discover and share stories: a social platform that connects people through words. It is a community that spans borders, interests, languages. With Wattpad, anyone can read or write on any device: phone, tablet, or computer.”
 Wattpad sounds like a great idea, but there are NO FILTERS on language or the sexual filth that the kids are reading. Unbelievable! I couldn’t find any information or warnings out there on this, but I can tell you that I just read a chapter that my young teen was reading and I’m furious. I thought she was reading a book she had on her kindle and here she is reading garbage some nobody out there is writing – full of f-word, sexuality and it goes as far as the imagination will go. The kids can read this on their phones, kindles or any thing that has internet access. They can pretend they are reading a book and quickly delete the history and what they’ve just read.
Wattpad would be a good idea in a sinless perfect world.  I’ve read that most of the writers and readers are under 17. I cannot believe there are not more warnings out there on this.  What is this world going to come to with all garbage going into the minds of our youth??????????????? I mean, we already have teens suicidal, depressed and people trying to eat each other. Just last month a man bit a half a ladies face off,  what are my
kids going to see in another 20 years? Fanfiction is similar to Wattpad, but on fanfiction they write about their fantasies they have about their idols, bands, bieber, one direction, blah, blah, blah. I can’t take the stupidity here much longer…. You do know they get carried away with this stuff, I mean one guy married a cartoon figure he was in love with.  For more information:  Meansstotheend.wordpress.com PARENTS BEWARE

Qoohme: This is site similar to Askfm. Anyone who finds you interesting can ask you anything. It is not supposed to be for children, but children and adults are both there alongside each other. Check out the site linked here and see the comments, you will understand the dangers more clearly: BarrieBramley.com If you’re a parent, you had better know Qoohme

Twitter:  I haven’t seen a lot of twitter, personally I never understood it. If it’s more than a waste of time for your kids, someone fill me in. Twitter has addicts, but so does facebook. Twitter is old news, like Tumblr (microbloggin) Hohum. Next!

 Youtube- beware of youtube addictions. I thought my daughter was researching and doing homework and she was actually watching hours of Lizzie Mcquire. Porn and inappropriate videos easily pop up in searches. For more information on Youtube: Advice for Parents-Youtube and your kids; commonsensemedia.org
and Parentingteens.about.com Dangers of Youtube
  , dailydot.com Catch child predator pedophile youtube

 Oovoo—I’m still learing about this. I took my daughters phone away because it was distracting her and I find out she’s been on oovoo for three hours on my laptop video chatting with her friends when she told me she was studying. Seriously, I’m mad. You know why? Because the computer and phones are stealing our children away from us. (sounds like voodoo)  Police have sent out warnings on oovoo because the children are easy targets for online predators. They can contact your child through text.  Computer virus and malware problems have been reported with oovoo downloads . For more information read:Internetsafetyproject.org Oovoo and articlesbase.com Should my teen be using oovoo   Dioceseofbmt.org Safeenvironment parent training

     Vine: Short videos. Vine is rated 17+  because of the Innapropriate content: language, sex, nudity, sex, drugs and more. It is supposed to be for ages 17 and up, but kids age 8 and up are using it. Easy for strangers to see videos posted. It’s a microversion of youtube.  From the Cybersafetylady.com:   “Dangers: Your child may attract with adults who will follow the child’s account, find out where the video was taken, via location services or Geo Location. Share the video with their networks. There is quite a bit of Porn on the App. Within 15 minutes of scrolling through the most popular video feed, a video of a erect penis literally “popped” up on my screen. Abuse in comments. No parental controls. Lots of swearing and rude videos.”

Facebook– Do I really need to go here. Has facebook benefited you child in any way? If not, delete it. It certainly does not Honor God. I’m not going to touch the stupidness of facebook because everyone should know that by now. ( I read a survey that said 25% of all users check their facebook more than 5x a day and 85% of all women on facebook are annoyed at another woman on facebook –lol!!!! It’s a waste of your time)…and yes, stupidness is a word. Teen suicide www.wnd.com Rebecca Sedwick bullying death October 17 2013    Texas teen suicide – watch out for suicidal warnings nydailynews.com
*****see stats below for suicide rates among teens*****

 

   Keek: Is really for ages 17+ and children 13+ must have permission. This is a video sharing app.  Dangers and more information from the Cybersafetylady.com :Adults can subscribe to your child’s updates, view all their content and find out where they live through Geo Location. Comment on their video’s. No privacy settings or restrictions to adult content. NOT for kids. No parental controls. -Update: 16th June 2013:The Local Area Police here on the Northern Beaches Sydney Australia, spoke at my recent cyber safety edu talk, they informed us that Kik Messenger was now the social media app that was causing them the most problems. Parents and schools have been contacting the police about Kik messenger and Instagram reporting incidents of pedophile approaches and bullying, including young children setting up “Fake” accounts to humiliate and bully other young children. Both these apps were being used more frequently by under aged kids, and they were seeing increased problems in primary schools ”

The source and information on the following 4 social sites from: Lela Davidson at today.com “Moms you oughta know…”

Reddit Reddit users submit links or text, which are voted up or down by other users. Content is ranked to determine the post’s position on the front page. All the content is organized into categories known as “sub-reddits.” This site is more popular with boys, who are using the app less as a social network than as a source of news and as a search engine. The forum-like interaction means your teen can “talk” to anyone.
PheedPheed allows users to share all forms of digital content in 420 character or less. Teens are the primary users of Pheed, which is one of the top apps in the iPhone store. Each user gets their own channel where they can post their content publicly or privately. In addition to the social media aspects like Facebook, Pheed is a full service broadcast medium. Users can share audio tracks and live broadcasts. Your teenager could conceivably live-stream every waking moment on Pheed. I think we’ve all seen that episode of “Law & Order.” Users can also charge for access to the channel. A profit motive and under-developed judgment? What could possibly go wrong?
WaneloWanelo — which stands for “Want, need, love” — is Instagram-meets-shopping and the dream app of many teenage girls. Users post images of and links to products, which are then bought, saved, tagged and shared by other users. When enough users tag a product, a store page is created. Users can follow stores and get updates when new products from those stores are posted. Wanelo is a wonderful tool to find out exactly what your 14-year-old daughter wants for her birthday. Serious threats to your bank balance here.
4Chan4chan is a simple forum platform. Anyone can post images on bulletin boards, and anyone can comment. Similar to Reddit, the boards are dedicated to a variety of topics, but here users do not need to create an account to participate in the community. Anonymity can create extremely hostile environments online, so if your teenager is using 4chan, you’ll want to have conversations about how to deal with virtual aggression.

STATS:
1 in 6 admits to sexting(admits only) for more information: mpoweredparent.com
stats from: Zillydilly.com:
·  53% of teens who sext are girls, 47% are guys
·  48% of teens report they have received a sexually suggestive message
·  39% of teens have sent a sext
·  Teens who have sexted a nude or semi-nude picture of themselves – 22% girls, 18% guys
·  11% of girls aged 13-16 have sexted nude or semi-nude photos of themselves
·  Most teens sext their boyfriend/girlfriend, but many also sext crushes, friends and even people they don’t know
TEEN SUICIDE: statisticbrain.com teen suicide info from CDC  4600 children commit suicide each year, 157,000 are medically treated for self inflicted injuries, 81% are male- based on ages 10-24.

WHAT DO I DO?

            What can be done about it?  You can try to put stops and filters on everything, but doesn’t that seem like a lot of work? Besides, the kids know how to get around that. Take their phones away after school and when they don’t need it. Keep a watchful eye on every text and email that goes through. Get them involved in sports, clubs or something to distract them from the social media addictions.

         Do you think you owe your kids privacy? It’s our business and our responsibility to raise and teach our children, to protect them and watch over them. They have the rest of their lives to live in privacy but under my roof- for the few years I have left – I watch them and protect them. That’s our job. Sure, it’s not “politically correct” . This world would want you to give the kids all the freedom they want. They can have an abortion under your roof and you have no right to know.  As a Christian, we are taught to be different, to be a new creation, to be of the Word and not of the World.

   
Above all else, guard your (child’s) heart,
    for everything you (they) do flows from it.
 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
    keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
    fix your gaze directly before you.
 Give careful thought to the paths for your(their) feet
    and be steadfast in all your (their) ways.
(Teach them) To not turn to the right or the left;
   (Help them) keep your (their) foot from evil.
Proverbs 4:23

Guard their hearts.  Do your best to watch over what they see, do and where they go.
Keep them on the right path.

    I’ve read that colleges are now checking student’s online social media’s posting -new and old. Get in their business. I know a lot of parents won’t agree with me, but for those of you who listen and who care- find out what they are watching on youtube, tv, the music they are listening to and what they are reading and learning in school. My daughter told me that her book for reading class is not allowed to come home and there are no notes I can review on what she is learning.  She told me she is reading about a pregnant teenager this week and last week and the week before they read stories about Glee and homosexuality. This is all part of the “common core” reading.  Glee? Are you kidding me? With all the millions of books out there, my kids is studying Glee. Common Core is creating American Zombies – all believing the same thing with no thought process of our own. Islam is being taught yearly with lies deceiving all the kids. I don’t want my kids to be American Zombies. Take a stand and do something. I know one parent who has every text his daughter receives sent straight to his phone. I think that is a great idea. I have caught my daughter deleting texts and  I know drama is going on. I want to be there to help and guide her. I’m not standing over her as a tyrant, but to guide her in her ways and show her how to handle situations the right way before they get out of hand. ‘Many parents are  unaware of the amount of time their children are online.  Statistics show  52 percent of children spend 5 or more hours a day online. 58% of tweens say they know how to keep their online use a secret and a quarter admitted they had cleared or hidden what they have done online’ For more information: Stats from Reuters.com Social Media and Tweens


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Wii dance 3 Review –Christian Review — Warning: Inappropriate Language

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You sing trivial songs to the sound of the harp
    and fancy yourselves to be great musicians like David.
 You drink wine by the bowlful
    and perfume yourselves with fragrant lotions. Amos 6:5 (in other words, God sees us sitting around singing worthless songs, chanting them over and over. We think we are something else, great musicians as we sing worthless songs. He must wonder..Why aren’t they thanking me? praying to me? singing to ME?)

     I don’t like to rain on anyone’s parade, but you need to know the filth being filtered into the hearts of your children. Above all- Guard your heart- for out of it flow the issues of life. The issues flowing out of the songs our youth are listening to are promiscuity, filth and demonic oppression!  We should be filling our hearts and mind with songs of praise, songs of thanksgiving, and songs of remembrance.Take some time and read the words our children are chanting to just a few of the songs in the dance 3 from Wii.
     I was at my child’s school event last month and they had a dj for the kids. All the songs from the Wii and radio were being played and blared throughout the school. I could not believe the hundreds and hundreds of kids who not only knew the words to the songs, but also every dance move to these songs. We are talking 5-9 year olds singing about sex, promiscuity, and evil- and dancing to it.
     We need to open our eyes. It’s not just the Wii and dance 3- it’s everything! The words in the songs, movies, tv shows, commercials, advertisements…it’s time to get serious about guarding our children and their hearts. 
      Wii dance 4 is bad too! I tried the country dance and had to return it because the animated dancer was half-naked with major cleavage. What is society trying to do to the next generation?  What are we teaching our sons and daughters? I hear my children singing these songs, their friends chanting them. and I …gasp! Even woke up singing some of this garbage in my heart.  The unedited versions of some of these songs are even worse. What I have written here is what you will hear on Dance 3.

   I’ve written some of the lyrics of the songs with a breakdown note below each one.  Wii Dance 3 has about 48 songs, this reviews only 10 of the 48.   Stop and take a listen……………………….

 Corrupting the next generation

1-Promiscuous Girl

You lookin’ for her in the day time with the light
You might be the type if I play my cards right
I’ll find out by the end of the night  
You expect me to just let you hit it
But will you still respect me if you get it
Promiscuous girl  Wherever you are
I’m all alone And it’s you that I want

and the girl sings: Promiscuous boy You already know that I’m all yours What you waiting for?
and he serenades:  Promiscuous girl You’re teasing me, you know what I want And I got what you need
[N:] Roses are red Some diamonds are blue, Chivalry is dead But you’re still kinda cute.

 


2-ET by Katy Perry 
 

You’re so hypnotizing  Could you be the devil?
Could you be an angel?
Your touch magnetizing

Feels like I am floating  
Leaves my body glowing
They say, be afraid  You’re not like the others Futuristic lover
Different DNA  They don’t understand you
You’re from a whole ‘nother world
A different dimension You open my eyes
Lead me into the light

Kiss me, kiss me Infect me with your love and Fill me with your poison
Wanna be a victim Ready for abduction
Boy, you’re an alien Your touch so foreign It’s supernatural Extraterrestrial
You’re so supersonic Wanna feel your powers Stun me with your lasers

Your kiss is cosmic Every move is magic
This is transcendental On another level Boy, you’re my lucky star
I wanna walk on your wave length And be there when you vibrate
For you I’ll risk it all

Break it down: I’m speechless. I feel sick. There is something really creepy going on here. There is nothing human about this song. …fill me with your poison, wanna feel your powers, are you a devil?.. Sounds like a serenade to a fallen angel. Trying to make this song okay will not work. She is messing with something that is dark & evil and sharing it with the world. “Hey kids! Now you can be gay, straight, or intergalactic!” When I sat to watch this on Wii, I got the weirdest feeling in my heart.  Just so wrong, and it looks like she is wearing ram horns.

3-Pump It-

wanna hate on us  (thank you for leaving out the N word, wii)
be envious
And I know why they hating on usJust confess, your girl admits that we da shhhhhhhhhhh When we play you shake your ………
(Shake it shake it) shake it girl
Make sure you don’t break it, girl
But chick backstage when we in town (ha)
She like man on drunk (fool)
She wanna hit n’ run (errr)
Yeah, that’s the speed
That’s what we do
That’s who we be
That’s what we do
That’s who we be
B-L-A-C-K -E -Y-E-D-P to the E, then the A to the S
When we play you shake your (…………silence)

Break it down:  so my kids can fill in the blanks they left here “ When we play, you shake your….”. Sure it could be anything. But really, How many things are left to shake?  And “girl admit that we da shhhhhhh”. Uhhh, anything could start with sh, I wonder what your kids sing to that?  The unedited version of this song uses the N word! Then we have the drinking, the hit and run…..

4-I don’t feel like dancing

Wake up in the morning with a head like ‘What ya done?’
This used to be the life but I don’t need another one
Good luck cuttin’ nothin’, carryin’ on, you wear them gowns
So how come I feel so lonely when you’re up gettin’ down?
But I don’t feel like dancin’ when the old Joanna plays
My heart could take a chance but my two feet can’t find a way
You think that I could muster up a little soft shoe gentle sway
But I don’t feel like dancin’, no sir, no dancin’ today
Rather be home with the one in bed till dawn with you
So I’ll just pretend that I know which way to bend
And I’m gonna tell the whole world that you’re mine
Just please understand when I see you clapped your hands
If you stick around I’m sure that you’ll be fine
Why’d you break it down when I’m not in the mood?
Don’t feel like dancin’, dancin’
Rather be home with no one if I can’t get down with you
Just lay me down As you float away into the shimmer light

Break it down: Somebody pass the Prozac! seriously! Someone down in the dumps – a deep dark hole-put this song and dance together. It totally spooks me out. Something very dark and sinister is in this video and music. “In bed with you till dawn…which way to bend”. Those are just some of the words chanted over and over.  I can’t figure out what is dancing. It’s not a girl, or a man…it’s an iceberg drag queen. I can, however, tell you that this dance threw my shoulder out and tore a ligament. Let’s check out the lyrics. “Rather be in bed till dawn with you, so I’ll pretend that I know which way to bend” ? What in the world…I don’t even want to go there…moving on….. “rather be home with no one if I can’t get down with you” Promiscuity at it best. Our teenagers and our children should not be singing this. despicable! 

5-Katy Perry: Teenage Dream

Let’s go all the way tonight
No regrets, just love
We can dance, until we die
You and I, will be young forever
You make me feel Like I’m livin’ a
Teenage dream The way you turn me on
My heart stops When you look at me
Just one touch Now baby I believe
This is real
got drunk on the beach Got a motel
We can dance, until we die
You and I, will be young forever
I’m a get your heart racing
In my skin-tight jeans
Be your teenage dream tonight
Let you put your hands on me
The way you turn me on

Break it down: Katy at it again, don’t know who this is with- a man, woman, an animal, or extraterrestrial. Background setting is a high school prom dance as she sings: runaway with me, just one touch, lets go all the way, got a motel, let me be your teenage dream tonight, ill let you put your hands on me tonight, no regrets.  I don’t think I can elaborate any more than the words of the song….  I hope your children aren’t putting this in their heart. You have been warned. It will affect them, it will become part of their life. Fair warning. You heard it.


6-Boom!

   It’s in Spanish and  translations vary- but let’s just say it’s promiscuous.

Break it down:  This is a perfect instructional for innapropriate dancing – not the dance you want to do at the family picnic, reunion, or Christmas party- nor the dance you want to see your 10 year old daughter dance to- and heaven forbid! No boys should ever ever dance this.  I couldn’t locate real lyrics, but the dancing is ungodly, that is putting it mildly. A few of the songs on the wii are in a different language,  finding the correct translation has been difficult (especially for the Bollywood rainbow hindu song) Try to figure out the lyrics, I give up. Super weird, but again, if you are looking for an instructional dance video on dancing inappropriately, this would be the one.


7- Lollipop
I said, sucking too hard on your lollipop,
or love’s gonna get you down,I said,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love’s gonna get you down.
Sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love’s gonna get you down,
sucking too hard on your lollipop, or love’s gonna get you down.
Say love, say love,
or love’s gonna get you down love’s gonna get you down.
Take a look at the girl next door,
she’s a player and a down right whore,
Jesus slows up, she wants more,
oh bad girls get you down.
Too much candy will rot your soul.

Breaking it down: I did my research on this song. The singer claims it’s an innocent song to his niece about love. That is a load of bull crap right there. Come on! The tune is catchy and awesome, the dance is super fun, but when I hear my girls singing “sucking hard on my lollipop”…something just doesn’t sit right with that. If my son was singing that I’d chase him out of the house. If you think it’s innocent, listen to your kid sing it as they dance- your insides will cringe. Makes calling the girl in the song a whore look like child’s play. Who would notice Whore and Jesus in the same sentence here… as we are trying to figure out why a dude would sing a song about sucking too hard on a lollipop as a way to teach his niece about love. PUHLEASE. How stupid do they think we are? If he is talking to his niece about love why does he say the neighbor is a whore. Hello! Can I get a witness out there? The dance is super fun but the lyrics weird me out. I’m not sure about the candyland background on this one, the “sock puppets” …I have no comment there. Maybe my mind is just in the gutter after reading all these lyrics. I need some holy oil over here.


8- LMFAO- Party Rock anthem

Party rock is in the house tonight Everybody just have a good time And we gonna make you lose your mind Everybody just have a good time
Party rock is in the house tonight Everybody just have a good time And we gonna make you lose your mind We just wanna see ya shake that
In the club party rock, lookin’ for your girl? She on my jock Nonstop when we in the spot, booty movin’ weight like she on the block Where the drank? I gots to know, tight jeans, tattoo ’cause I’m rock ‘n’ roll Half black, half white, domino, game the money, op-a-doe
Yo, I’m runnin’ through these ho’s like Drano I got that devilish flow, rock ‘n’ roll, no halo We party rock, yeah, that’s the crew that I’m reppin’ On the rise to the top, no lead in our zeppelin, hey We just wanna see you shake it now Now you wanna be, you’re naked now

Breaking it down: First off… the name LMFAO should be a warning sign. If you don’t know what it means, don’t look it up. “I’m running through these ho’s like drano” that should be a second warning. Again, I don’t know what gender it is that is dancing..I’m so confused? It’s a man? No..a woman? No.. a nephilim? I couldn’t tell you. Have no idear. We are told to “shake that” with drinks and a devilish flow. Just lose your mind and have a good time. Obvious message it to lose your mind. To be honest, the first thought that popped in my head when I heard these lyrics was the drugs and “date drugs” people drop in drinks in clubs. What else would make someone lose their mind while out dancing? 

9-Jump for my love

Hold me, I’ll give you all that you need Wrap your love around me You’re so excited, I can feel you getting hotter Oh baby, I’ll take you down, I’ll take you down Where no one’s ever gone before And if you want more, if you want more, more, more feel my touch Jump if you want to taste my kisses In the night then, jump, jump for my love Jump, you know these arms can feel you up Your love burns inside
Oh it feels so right  Come to me if you want me tonight, jump  I know my heart can Make you happy
Jump, you know these arms can feel you up  Jump in, you want to taste my kisses

Sure, this could be innocent. I’m sure she is talking about Hershey kisses in the night…..and she probably has a fever or some kind of infection. It’s just not a song I want my children singing.  We are all so programmed to these songs that we don’t recognize the impact they have on us.
 


10- Gwen Stephani- What are you waiting for?
( You stupid!!!- chanted in this song 4x to listener)

Born to perish, life is shortake a chance you stupid
Take a chance you stupid Take a chance you stupid
Take a chance you stupid
You’re still a super hot female
You got your million-dollar contract
I can’t wait to go back into Japan
Get me lots of brand new fans
Damn you’ve got some wicked style

Stop and image your child dancing to those lyrics. I’m sure Gwen was singing to herself, but I’m not quite sure ,hmmm. She couldn’t have gotten this far with that stinking thinking. I think she is calling everyone else stupid (hoes)- wording in the original version. Money, fame, materials, the normal american dream. Radio version says take a chance you stupid hoe. Nice, real nice.

Sidenote on a few more:
Baby one more time– another lovely song to dance to about hitting it one more time because their loneliness is killing them sung by cheerleaders.
Mamasita– spanish song with two dancers, one a women and the other being is beyond questionable. At one point I thought maybe it was michael Jackson? Skirt is so short, I’m pretty sure I saw some digital underwear.
Chemical Brothers Hey boy, Hey girl. If you are looking for an acid trip minus the acid, here’s your portal. Some twisting circular mayan looking background with what looks like a marijuana leaf as it’s center. Dancing indian chief is totally cracked out. Seems very occultic and if you turn the music down and just watch the dancing,  it looks like he is possessed. Reminds me of a 6th grade teacher I had who would beat our desks with a ruler. Demonic acid trip dancing. Totally weird.
Pata Pata– African? Cool dance, but we have no idea what words the tribal indian ladies are dancing to.
Giddy on up– super cool dance, but having my children sing along about her loser boyfriend who dumped her for another chick who wears bath and body works… not what I want to hear. Plus she is dressed like a call girl from the old westerns. Another depressing love gone bad story.
Beautiful liar: open up with two girls gyrating –not a family time move….another song about a love story gone wrong. Blah blah blah
Anja – “Dance All Nite”: a  few lyrics, you decide:  I drink Cristal champagne it’s only the best I sit in V.I.P, I’m above the rest, Give me more… Give me more… Give me more… I’m just a sexy girl With men around the world, Champagne and caviar Hotels and fancy cars
Bollywood Rainbow – “Kurio ko uddah le jana” It’s a Hindu dance song.. NO TRANSLATION FOUND! Can you believe this? Why can’t they make a Christian dance song?

Guard your heart above all else,
    for it determines the course of your life.
 Avoid all perverse talk;
    stay away from corrupt speech.
 Look straight ahead,
    and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
Mark out a straight path for your feet;
    stay on the safe path.
Don’t get sidetracked;
    keep your feet from following evil.Proverbs 4:23