i am not one to provide my input on anything political or religious;
my beliefs are my own.
i try very hard to live my testimony rather than ramming it down people's throats.
that stirs in me
to a point that i feel i need to just get it out.
this was one such thing.
this article came across my facebook news feed today and it troubled me.
it troubled me because it is so very important to me
that my children know God.
and i know that the relationship they formulate with Him
is dependent upon my example
i would offer a counter perspective to the said article:
i do not agree with [the majority] of this article.
i'm not going to 'flag' it as inappropriate because i am a firm believer in free speech
freedom to believe (or not believe) in what or whomever you choose
and the freedom to teach your children those beliefs.
i could go on and on with arguments for each of the points made in the piece
but at the risk of rambling and not making coherent arguments
i am going to stop here.
but let me take this opportunity
before i close
in my own little corner of the wires
to say this.
i do believe in God.
i see Him in the faces of my children every day
and it is my hope
that my girls find Him
in the bloom of a flower
the flutter of a butterfly's wings
the words of a poet
the reflections of a puddle
the waves of the ocean
the peaks of a mountain
and the very beating of their own hearts.