Married to the Empire

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Like Slapping Jewelry on a Pig

If you're a regular reader here, you might have noticed that I deleted a post. Steven showed me YouTube video of his time onstage at the Improv with The Dorkside Comedy. I posted the video right on my blog, in spite of the fact that it had some really crude language in it. I knew when I posted it that it wasn't really the kind of thing that made sense for my blog, but it had my stormtrooper in it, so I posted it in spite of my misgivings. I put up a disclaimer about the language, but it still didn't feel quite right.

My husband told me tonight that he thought I should take it down. He mentioned that we have family and church friends who read my blog. Some of our youth have even been known to stop by once in a while. He didn't think the video was something I should have here. He merely confirmed my own misgivings about it, so I deleted it.

This experience reminded me of something I just emailed out to our middle schoolers last night. We're wrapping up our 3-year study of the Old Testament by having everyone read Proverbs. There are 31 Proverbs and 31 days in May, so we're all reading a chapter a day. On Sunday mornings we come together and everyone writes on index cards the verses that really meant something to them that week. We put the cards on the bulletin board and discuss them.

Last night in my email, I said that Proverbs 11:22 is my favorite verse so far this week. It says, "Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion." I guess I should have taken that more to heart because I think I lacked a bit of discretion when posting that video. No, I haven't had anyone say anything to me about it (other than my husband), but knowing that I had misgivings about it to begin with should have prevented me from posting it at all. I don't know if anyone even saw it, but I felt like I should say something about why I deleted it. I'm no wiser than our precious middle schoolers; I need the reminders in Proverbs as much as they do. I want to be a light pointing to Christ, not a pig wearing jewelry.


ann said...

Good morning, Anne Marie! I completely did not see the video. I haven't been spending as much time blogging and reading blogs, right now I'm getting caught up. Ah, I've had to delete a post or two myself!

AnneK said...

I did not see the video myself as I was at work, but it is important to live by our convictions. You never know who is reading. I was pretty amazed many times at the wide variety of people reading the blog.

Not many people comment does not equal to not many people read.

beth said...

I didn't watch the video because my kids were in the room when I first read that post. I would have looked at it later, but I totally understand you taking it down. Better not to offend anyone!

p.s. I also like to take the razors with the moisturizing strips that replace shaving cream on trips. I think the one I have is a Schick Intuition.