Friday, September 16, 2011

A Blast From the Past

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Twenty-first century children are born with an itouch in one hand and a flat screen in another. Well that's not true, but you get the point. One headline reads, "Kids Spend Nearly 55 Hours a Week Watching TV, Texting, Playing Video Games."  Isn't that sad. Children these days have to be plugged into something or they are not having fun.

What did the children back then do for fun? Well, for one thing they had toys, friends, and the radio. The radio was their "tv". The radio is less harmful than the television because you are not exposed to the bad images. Although caution should be taken when hearing/listening to both.  The radio actually benefited people. You had to have had sharp listening skills to hear what was being said. Since, they could not see what was happening, they also had to use their imagination to picture the scenes. Thus, they were having fun, but also benefiting their minds and ears.

My mother recently found on itunes many free episodes of the show Adventures in Odyssey. I also found a website that shares many audio shows of The Adventures in Odyssey . They are like television shows, but you can not see the action you just hear it and picture it. They teach life and Biblical lessons through fun stories.

If you are interested you can find it at:
iTunes and type: The Official Adventures In Odyssey podcasts.

Or you can go to The Adventures in Odyssey


  1. I agree Ali texting and watching TV is not a great way to spend your time. I think it is okay to watch a little bit of TV here and there and on weekends but not every single minute(: When my mom lets us have free time and we ask may we watch TV she would say yes for about 30 minutes but you have to knit or fold clothes or do something with your hands we shouldn't have idol hands. I love your blog and this post.

    Love Jenifer

    ( I just wanted to give you a heads up that I put my real name up now but before I used butterfly kisses as my user name until I got it working. my blog is Gods Graceful G-d Bless

  2. Thank you for commenting.I don't have a tv but I do not think it's bad to watch tv. If you listen to the Adventures in Odyssey let me know if you liked it or not.

  3. There is so much truth in this post. Thanks for the link. It's great that there are wholesome videos and such that we can watch.


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