Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lowell Says I'm Famous Now

Well, I know they were having some printing issues last week, but as far as I know, this month's Christian Leader magazine (put out by the US Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches) is out and on it's way to wherever it goes. I haven't seen it in paper yet, but it's on their website. Click here if you want to read what I wrote. : ) (As of November 1, 2007, this link worked.)

If you can't find it or open it, click on "0 comments" below and leave me a note with your email address and I'll email it to you.
I'll likely be talking more about it in the near future, but for now I'll just let you read it. There is so much more I wanted to say but couldn't because they have, you know, other articles to print and all. It was an incredibly challenging experience, but most of all I hope it encourages people to really think about what they and their kids are feeding their hearts. I might come across as overzealous, but I would so much rather err on the side of being too careful than too careless.

OK... I'll save the rest of my soapbox speech for another day. : ) And just for the record... I have no idea who those people in the picture in the article are.

Have a great day walking with Jesus!!!


  1. Anonymous6:40 AM

    Now that you are famous, I hope you will still have time to write for the little people who read your blog consistently. I just know that you will be inundated with people wanting to be close to you (it happens to the popular). Seriously, be prepared for some feedback (maybe negative) on your great article. Dad

  2. Anonymous8:04 PM

    Melissa - I read your article in Christian Leader and that is how I found your blog. While I agree that it is very important to make careful choices in entertainment for both myself and my children, I was disappointed to see your comments on Harry Potter. Like many Christians who have not read the books, you have determined that any writing with the word witch or wizard must be "detestable." The basic themes of good vs. evil battled out by flawed humans is similar in Harry Potter as it is in Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, and the Bible (and you will also find witches and wizards in all 3 of those publications). I encourage you to continue weighing what entertainment is appropriate for you and your family. Suggesting that any literature with "magic" is inappropriate for every Christian is excessive.

  3. Melissa,

    It's me, your new "stranger" reader. Thank your for your email; I will be responding to that too. I mention it here to say that God IS working in guiding me in what I read on the net because he led me to this article. It says nothing new to me, but it's amazing how amnesia can set in. What a very important reminder, and very appropriate for me at this time. Thank you. Well, done.
    Karly Napier


Thanks for sharing your thoughts and heart with me.