Leight Hearted Babble


Video killed the radio star…
March 12, 2010, 11:18 am
Filed under: devotional thoughts, random thoughts, scripture

…and Google killed the Yellow Pages!

It’s the time of year when whoever delivers the phone books is delivering the phone books. This leads me to ask the question, “when’s the last time I used a phone book?”

With Google so easily accessible from my computer or Blackberry, it’s been several years since I actually thumbed through the phone book to find a phone number or address. (Random thought: I wonder if my alphabetizing skills have been hurt by this fact.)

I wondered if phone books were good for anything anymore. So, I decided to Google it and I found out you can use an old phone book for lots of things. You can stack them to make a footstool or exercise step. You can tear out the pages to use as a table cover during messy crafts.  If you’re OCD, you can make a cool pen/pencil/marker organizer. Or, my personal favorite, you can carve the face of your favorite celebrity in them.

The thought that the phone book is obsolete and will soon be useless led me to rejoice in this truth…

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”

(Isaiah 40:8 ESV)

Think on that for a moment and rejoice with me.



Children and excessive stuff
March 11, 2010, 8:24 pm
Filed under: children, family, random thoughts

Have you ever noticed just how much stuff your kids have. Sometimes Crystal and I stand back and marvel at all the stuff that Fin has accumulated in his less than two years of existence. This is, no doubt, due to the fact that we have been blessed to be able to provide him with more than he needs and feel the pressure to do so. He also has multiple grand parents and great-grand parents that enjoy buying for him.

That’s not a bad thing. However, the fact that he has already accumulated so much stuff, with no signs of slowing down, does pose a few problems. Those problems, and some practical advice as to how to address them, are laid out in a great blog post that I read recently. You can read the full post here and leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Do you see a problem with children accumulating lots of stuff? Do you have any other tips as to how to manage this issue?