Archive for October, 2007

One Word Answer Meme

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

1 Where is your cell phone? Purse

2 Relationship? Married

3 Your hair? Long

4 Work? Paraeducator

5 Your sister? Far away

6 Your favorite things? Home things

7 Your dream last night? Fleeting

8 Your favorite drink? Coffee

9 Your dream car? Efficient

10 The room you’re in? My husband’s office

11 Your shoes? Crocs

12 Your fears? Given to God

13 What do you want to be in 10 years? Über Grandma

14 Who did you hang out with this weekend? Church friends

15 What are you not good at? Rearranging furniture

16 Muffins? Oatmeal apple

17 Wish-list item? Books!

18 Where you grew up? Arizona

19 The last thing you did? Ate vanilla ice cream

20 What are you wearing? Red sweater, black skirt

21 What are you not wearing? Socks

22 Your pet? A fat cat

23 Your computer? Toshiba laptop

24 Your life? Busy

25 Your mood? Contemplative

26 Missing? My youthful figure 😛

27 What are you thinking about? Lots of baking to do tomorrow

28 Your car? Suzuki Grand Vitara

29 Your kitchen? Just right

30 Your summer? Not too hot

31 Your favorite color? Forest green

32 Last time you laughed? Yesterday

33 Last time you cried? Whenever children perform, or maids marry

34 School? Work there

35 Love? Yes!

Thanks to Marmee for this meme. 🙂

7 Random Facts

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

My online friend Kerri tagged me to tell you seven random facts about myself, so here you go:

  1. I was voted “Most Scholastic” in high school, yet never completed college.
  2. I love hearing other people’s “stories”; I’m interested in them and the path they have trod here upon earth.
  3. Facilitating the development of my children’s talents is one of my enjoyments.
  4. I hate books and movies that are scary or violent. I can’t get the images out of my mind and feel as if I’ve been dragged through the dirt.
  5. I hadn’t seen my husband many times in person before we got married. We were introduced to one another by mutual friends. Since we lived in separate states at the time, we mainly wrote letters to one another, and don’t you know, long distance calls are expensive, so those were limited to one per week. 😛
  6. Sunflowers are my favorite flower.
  7. I am a first-born child.

There you go, Kerri. Have fun with that!

I tag Laura, Sarah, Kayla, Rebecca, Lydia, Willena and Amy. 😀


Monday, October 29th, 2007

The manner of speaking when regular, declarative sentences are spoken as if they are questions REALLY bugs my husband. One of our children acquired this pattern of speech, but with his father’s reminders, is trying to break the habit.

Here is a really funny You Tube video on up-talking. This was brought to my attention by a posting by R. Scott Clark of Heidelblog fame, which he found on the site Addenda and Errata.

Fine Feathered Friends

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

This photo was taken about 16 years ago. From left to right we see Michael, Kayla, Sarah, Laura, and Debra. We used to raise a few chickens (for the eggs, and to give the children the opportunity to become competent in caring for them). However, chicks are cute, and as they get their feathers in they are still cute, and so the children made pets of them. In this photo, each child is holding a favored chick. Even when the chickens became large and comparatively ugly, some of the children continued to tame them and make pets of them.

I remember that Sarah had one pet, a crippled chicken, to which she daily brought food and water.

One chicken received the name “Cutie Robin”. It was a white Araucana chicken, and didn’t look anything like a robin, but it was greatly loved by a little child. 🙂

Reviews of Christian Books

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Another blog I have on Google Reader is entitled The Reformed Reader. The author of the blog, Shane Lems, posted a short quote from R.C. Sproul’s new book, The Truth of the Cross. I found the quote to be spot-on, so am posting it here as well:

“The prevailing doctrine of justification today is not justification by faith alone. It’s not even justification by good works or by a combination of faith and works. The prevailing notion of justification in Western culture today is justification by death. It’s assumed that all one has to do to be received into the everlasting arms of God is to die” (R.C. Sproul, The Truth of the Cross [Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2007], 10).

Have you ever heard of a lap book?

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

One of my favorite home school bloggers has done a “show and tell” of a Thanksgiving lap book that she and her young daughter created together. The result was a beautiful keepsake. Additionally, each time the child looks through the book, learning is reinforced. Wow!

Whether or not you home school your children, you will want to make some of these books!

A fun little test (How well do you follow directions?)

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
The Idiot Test

Is Submission Part of God’s Good Creation?

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

There is an interesting post over at by Tim Challies entitled The Source of Submission: Is Submission a Consequence of Man’s Fall Into Sin?

He provides ten proofs that submission precedes the Fall and is part of God’s natural order.

  1. The order of creation
  2. The representation of the human race
  3. The naming of woman
  4. The naming of the human race
  5. The primary accountability
  6. The purpose of women
  7. The conflict
  8. The restoration
  9. The mystery
  10. The parallel with the Trinity

Here’s a concluding paragraph from Tim Challies’ post:

The ultimate reason a wife is to submit her husband may not have been clear to Adam and Eve. It was not clear to God’s people until after the writing of the New Testament. The ultimate reason a wife is to submit to her husband is that the marriage relationship is to mirror that of Christ and His church. Just as Christ is head of the church and we submit to Him, in the same way man is the head of the family and the wife should submit to Him. A husband is to lead in the same was as Christ: lovingly, tenderly and always seeking the greatest good for his wife. A wife is to mirror her relationship with Christ in her relationship with her husband. She is to trust him, be loyal to him and help him. This can only be done in a relationship of humble, loving, godly submission.

I found the post to be well-written and thought-provoking. Please read it, Ladies, and tell me what you think. (Or do your own post about this interesting and relevant topic!)

Don’t worry . . .

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

For those of you who might be thinking that I stand idly at a window waiting for blog-worthy things to happen (See an earlier posting about We Blog Cartoons.), I assure you that I am too busy to do that much standing still. However, I do admit that I am on the look out for interesting things about which to write a little snippet. I find this to be a wholesome creative outlet, one which I hope that you, my few readers, find interesting.

My children do tease me when I say, “Oh, that would make a good blog post!”

One concerned reader also thinks I want to become a “famous blogger” (see the aforementioned cartoons), but I must maintain my innocence. I do care about my little blog, and I do want to be a positive influence in my little sphere of activity, but this does not mean I am lusting for fame. I will admit that I found the cartoon immensely funny. And, that’s that!

This struck my funny bone

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Here is some great satire from Team Tom in the Box. 🙂
New Study Reveals Good Looks = Bad Theology

I love it!