- Dressing for the Wedding (Debbie’s bridal party, June 18)
- Prewedding Photos (Bridal party and family, June 18)
On the web
Laugh out loud funnies:
- Davene’s Josiah gets an education on the birds and the bees–and asks a serious question:
“If women have EGGS,” he queried, “how are we mammals?”
- Lisa’s appreciation for textual criticism increases after this conversation with her son:
The Boy’s verse was “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” I asked him to summarize:
Boy: “Be anxious about everything.”
Me: “Don’t you mean be anxious about nothing?”
Boy: “No, the verse says to be anxious about everything.”
Me: “How in the world do you get that?”
Boy: “Mom (eyeroll), it says, ‘Do not be anxious about any thing, but in every thing.’ Period. He had ‘by prayer and petition’ beginning a new verse.
My favorite part? When she suggests that her son wouldn’t make a good theologian–but that he’s still safe for a spot as a deacon! :-)
Books for the TBR list:
- The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Points for? Young Adult Fantasy. Strong Female lead. Battle of good vs. evil.
Strikes against? It’s published by Harlequin Teen. I don’t read Harlequins, having been convicted that bodice-rippers are indeed porn and not appropriate for human consumption.
Why I’m adding it to my TBR list (strike against notwithstanding)? Jennifer promises this isn’t a bodice-ripper. (And she BETTER be right!)
Projects to try:
- On the reluctance of some churches to look “too Christian”:
“I once made a pastoral call on the economic attaché to the U.S. Embassy in his office. When I stepped into his office, there was no mistaking who was sovereign there. A large American flag hung off to the side of his massive desk, and a picture of the President of the United States hung behind. The embassy official was very cordial to me, and did indeed make me feel comfortable as we sat for coffee in a little receiving area at the front of his office. But there was no mistaking whom my friend served, and who was lord of that office.”
- Ashley shares her heavy heart:
“I have such a strong desire to be a mother and impart life. I have such a strong desire to welcome a child (or children) into our home and give them love. I have such a strong desire to be obedient to the calling I feel God has placed on my heart to parent.
But, for now…I am waiting. I am anxiously waiting. I am painfully waiting.”
I can identify. Not just with the desire to be a mother, but with the general process of waiting as desires unfulfilled press down. Ashley urges us to cast our cares on Christ–and I can testify that this is the ONLY way to go.
Videos worth seeing:
- This fellow thinks his wife’s a Calvinist.
While I’m reluctant to claim Calvinism as my own, I think my dad suspects that I’m converting. Admittedly, I show many of the signs–frequent quoting of Romans 8:28-30, reading Grudem’s Systematic Theology, belonging to a Piper fan club, etc…