Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I remember my parents having a Halloween party one year with a cardboard skeleton hung that we could make jump by pulling the string. I thought it was fantastic! As kids we always liked trick-or-treating and trading our candy when we got back. Mine usually lasted until almost Easter. I was good at self-discipline and saving some for later. I do believe mine outlasted the others.
Now as an adult, I like passing out the candy and seeing all the cute costumes the children wear. We do not get many on our street so this year I decided to fill little baggies with more goodies than just one piece of candy. Our pets enjoy seeing the kids in their costumes come to our house too. Last year Abby was outside helping Gerard welcome them and our cats watched from our dining room window.
I know some Christians believe it’s not good to participate and that’s up to them. I would never try to change someone’s conviction about that; however, I have not yet been convicted by the Holy Spirit that I should refrain so until I am, I will continue to enjoy the celebration. This is one time where the neighbors come out and we as Christians can make the most of this opportunity by giving out good candy and perhaps a kids salvation tract with it. I plan on doing that this for the first time this year.
OOPS, CORRECTION: I originally posted this was my FIRST Halloween costume, but when I opened up an account on iMemories and viewed my old movies, I discovered this wasn't my first after all. Take a guess what you think it was and then go to 5 Things I Learned This Week to see if you are right. (It's worth the click to see the cute video--notice all the black hair my dad used to have! I loved his hair!).
How about you? How are you going to have fun this Halloween? What was your first Halloween costume? Have a happy and safe Halloween!
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