Great article over at Christianity Today on Patricia Heaton of Everybody Loves Raymond fame. It is hard to believe a person can be so balanced and faithful and live and work in Hollywood. Here are some teasers:
“I struggle to keep it simple. Obedience, sacrifice, and modesty are not real popular buzzwords out here. An issue I’m dealing with lately is, ‘Do I have too much money, and am I being a good steward of it?’ In fact, I was talking to a friend about tithing?just giving your 10 percent as opposed to giving until it actually starts costing you something, which is what I think tithing is all about.”
In the same vein, she and Dave don’t allow their kids to watch much TV. “I don’t even feel you can trust most commercials. Everything is out of control. You can’t have them watch the news because they’ll do stories about someone’s sexual misbehavior. You can’t have anything on.” Besides, she says, the boys are busy with homework, their GameCube, piano lessons, and tae kwan do. “More than anything I want my children to have a personal, daily relationship with the Lord. We read Bible stories, and I try to introduce Jesus into the conversation as much as possible to make it a part of their thinking?a God-and-Christ consciousness.”
Link via Mark Shea.