How I feel about Unicorns & Magic

Since there is a frenzy for these brightly colored unicorn specialty drinks going on, I figured it was time to write this blog. The subject of magic has been on my radar a lot these days with the ridiculous amount of it used in children's shows. The TV show magic flat out irritates me. The drink is a temporary novelty that I have absolutely no desire to try or pay for.

This issue I have with magical whimsy didn't take effect until maybe a year ago. In my early 20's, I had a small obsession with Tinkerbell. I decorated a room in my house with green walls and a Tinkerbell light switch. I envisioned being able to design the room into a fairy haven. I think I also tried to design my life around a fairy tale idea. There is this optimism portrayed about life that simply doesn't work out for everyone equally.

Now when I see a show for a toddler based entirely on magic, I make the extra effort to change the channel or turn the TV off. There are so many subliminal messages being sent all the time. We are becoming desensitized to words or phrases and the enemy is walking full force into every nook and cranny of our lives.

An example of this is the use of the word "porn". Have you seen the quotes sent out on Facebook from "Word Porn" or shows like "Food Porn"? Someone likes the quote or the amazing dessert and passes it on. Now when I see this stuff, it makes me cringe. I looked up the definition of that word and it surprised me a little. The problem I have with it is that most people will associate the most common reference to that word which may bring up visuals. It can cause a chain reaction. There is an acceptance about that word that goes unnoticed. I didn't even want to write the word myself. It disgusts me that much. But if you have ever been tainted by the concept of porn, then it would and should. It destroys lives. So please don't share stuff with that word in it and not think of the significance it could have.

Magic and wishes are not much different, just prettier. I think it is a mind game being played on us, targeting out children. I'm not telling anyone to boycott Disney or any specific show but pay attention and see what your kids are being taught. If I could wave a magic wand or snap my fingers and change the world, that would take the place of God. So simple how quickly God is removed from His righteous place.

Do Not Love This World

15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

I'm also not against fun and whimsy. I don't know how to tackle Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny. I'm wrestling with how to make Jesus the focus. I don't know if I even want to pretend with the kids. Why do I struggle so much about this decision? Like, really, the fun and ideas the world made up are going to be more prevalent and celebrated than Jesus? I've got a lot to figure out on this. Sorry if I opened up a can of worms for you but we can't look the other way and think this is just fun. It gets into our thought patterns and belief system. God gave us our children to raise, not advertisers, social media or TV land.

Dear God, Thank you for the gift of technology. Help me to use it appropriately. Help me set limits within my household to reflect Your standards. Help me to still allow joy and fun in the house without sacrificing our belief system. In Your Name, amen.

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