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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Chronicles of Biscuit - The Kindle

The Chronicles of Biscuit - Stories about our youngest son, Tyler, whose nickname is Biscuit.....

Biscuit & The Kindle

During this 2nd grade year of school, Biscuit has become really interested in reading.  Because he never cared much for books, even as a toddler, I have been surprised, but pleased.

A few weeks ago, Biscuit came up to his dad and I and said, "I've been thinking.  You know I'm getting older and I read a lot......and I like these big chapter books......I'm thinking I need to get one of those things that you can put books on to read them.  If I do that then the letters can be bigger because some of the print in the books is too small."

I replied, "You mean a Kindle?"  Biscuit exclaimed, "Yes! That's what I need!"

My husband and I talked to Biscuit about the fact that he is doing just fine reading the books he's got and that maybe some day - when he's older - he can get a Kindle, but that for now, he really didn't need one.

Biscuit was rationalizing something he wanted into being something he needed.  He did it in a very logical way, too - for an eight year old!  His child-like thinking actually sounded pretty grown up, but it was still his thought process trying to make a want into a need.  He didn't need a Kindle.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
1 Corinthians 13:11

How many times do we try to rationalize our wants by making them out to be needs?  What about our prayers to God?  Do we pray for wants or for real and true needs?  I suppose we could all say at times we just want things because we want them.

As we mature, though, hopefully we begin to reason less and less like a child and become mature adults. When we put our faith and trust in God, He will supply our needs, as the verse below points out.  And, we know God always keeps His promises.

 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

On this Gratituesday, I am grateful that God supplies my needs and that He is patient with me in sometimes asking for "wants" and in my sometimes child-like reasoning.

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1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

I think that's neat that he likes books that much! But I understand your point.

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