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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My disappointing multi-generational vision, AND Texas

I keep hearing the phrase 'multi-generational vision' or 'multi-generational faithfulness'. I guess I really should READ the books [addressed to men] that explain in detail what exactly multi-generational vision is...

Vision Forum is, naturally, very big on vision.

I am not.

My disappointing version of 'vision' does not involve 'taking dominion' over the earth and everything and everybody in it. If I may paraphrase one of my friends: I see value in changing the culture, but only one person at a time, simply by being a Christian. Showing Christ's love to others, that is.

We are never told in the New Testament [and I think not in the Old either] to take dominion over the culture.

Heh, my vision would probably tend towards wanting any offspring to do FIRST and go into computer science and maths and other things like that, but I hope I wouldn't ever force them to do that. Because other people are not me.

My vision includes ensuring that any children I have, particularly girls, do not read or hear about patriocentricity until they have a solid faith based on love and grace, and they are old enough to discern the good from the bad. Sheltering, I suppose. Meh.

Most likely I'll eschew any Vision Forum products, if only so that Mum does not have a meltdown upon seeing the catalog she used to fume over a teenager, hehehe.

Okay, I really do have more uplifting goals than that. I just don't have the time or energy to expound to an eagerly waiting public [heh heh] about them.

In other news, I'm back to considering LeTourneau University. So much so, in fact, that I'm actually flying out there next week, to compete for a scholarship and also tour the place. Of course the Dallas airport WOULD be closed currently, due to the worst storm of this year's Texas winter, but hopefully things will be cleared up by next week. I leave next Wednesday, at the cheery hour of 8 AM, and return late Sunday night.
So! A solo trip to a college on foreign soil! Great fun! Also a little frightening, but I am quite enthused. And beginning to pack baggage [the college doesn't have room for the influx of its 100 top students of the freshman class, so we are kipping on dorm room floors in sleeping bags].


Danzibar said...

Hey Bethany! It's been a while. I believe the last conversation we had was about College/Patriocentricity, but that's quite an issue with you isn't it? ;)

Anyway, just wanted to drop by and say hi...I'm glad to hear you're still pursuing college, it's heaven if you like to learn...and of course, I know that you do. It's awesome. This is the last semester of my Junior year hear at Lipscomb in Tennessee and my classes get better as they go...really cool stuff in Engineering by the way. Love you...keep up the dream girl!

~Dan Midgett

Bethany said...

Hey there Dan! Yes, Patriocentricity/college is a multifaceted discussion which bleeds irresistibly into the rest of my life.....I am really tired of the issue, in fact, but I can't seem to make it go away.

College sounds rather good. LeTourneau sounds like a really nice place and I think I'd be happy there. I've talked to several folks who've gone there and they've all liked it.

Thank you so much for popping in, it was really an encouragement. God bless you, take care :)