Two damsels in distress. The fearless knight attacking the fierce dragon.
The knight bowing to the princess after receiving his payment of "Gold" (a little bag full of pennies)
All the players - including the dead dragon.
I read in another blog an article highlighting the literal definition of AMUSE.
A: negative, against (as in atheist)
Muse: to think or consider. So to be amused is to not think or consider...hmm.
How much time does our family spend each day in amusing ourselves? I don't know. Let's see, what do we do just for amusement?
Put on plays
Listen to music
These things aren't so bad, are they? I mean the kids are learning skills. We are tying strings. They are using their imagination in most of them if not actually learning. We are creating family memories, traditions and heirlooms. But, I think we could go further - It would be so much nicer if even our amusements could be for the sake of Building God's Kingdom.
Play games - to help us memorize scripture or to build character
Put on plays - that share the good news
Read - the Bible
Watch movies - does the movie help you to draw closer to the Lord, be a better mother, parent, helper, etc.? Is it really worth 1 - 3 hours of our time?
Bake - for the neighbors, to bless another family.
Paper Crafts - to give to friends, to mail to grandparents, to decorate a lonely persons' refrigerator.
Listen to music - to praise the Lord (He inhabits the praises of His people)
Dance - to praise the Lord, to draw closer to my husband, to make the little ones happy
Sew - for the glory of God and not for my own glory.
Make/design costumes - in the same way - for the glory of God and not for our own "look at me!"
Write stories - that lift up and praise virtue and strong biblical principles - not just adventure or romance.
Read blogs - We can pray asking the Lord which blogs He would have us read
Write blogs - from my heart with love for our readers
Crochet - for the glory of God, or for a gift.