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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This is My Opinion, Just My Opinion, Nothing More, but I Think I'm Right

Don't we all. Think we're right, that is.

Christians have some really strong opinions about Halloween and I'm no different. I love Halloween. :) Its fun. I'm not worshiping Satan when I dress up and give kids candy. Its an opportunity to love kids. For some of us, it may be the only contact we have with our neighbors. For me, its a way to relate to kids where they're at. No, I'm not going to put a Christian tract in their candy bag either. I'm going to give them candy and be friendly to them and dress up with them and play with them because that's how you communicate love to a kid at Halloween time. And isn't communicating Love what we're supposed to be about?

Oh yeah, I know all the arguments against Halloween. I've used them myself. There were years that I wouldn't allow my kids to trick-or-treat. I regret that now. A lot. I was pretty bound up in legalism them. I finally came to my senses and began taking them trick-or-treating and those were some good memories.

Its all about where your heart is. I think kids get that. They understand the difference between real and make-believe. Its the adults that have the issues with it.

Happy Halloween!

2 comments:

Kansas Bob said...
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Kansas Bob said...

This is one of the best things I have ever read on Halloween Amber! In a few short sentences I think that you have captured the Spirit of Christ with regard to this holiday. I loved this:

"Its an opportunity to love kids."

An amazing perspective. I too regret not allowing my young kids to hit the neighborhood because I didn't do it from conviction about Halloween.. just cowered to my religious cohorts.

And yeah.. kids get it.. it is about the heart.