All things family...

Here is the round up of All things family....
* = My favorite

*Prayer Journaling for your Husband and Children*- This was my favorite this week. Grab a pen, journal & bible. Leave a legacy of prayers and prayers fulfilled that your family can eventually look through and praise God! Love this!

Desperate, Breathless, Dependent Parenting- "Some people tell me it is brave to raise my kids in Africa. They could get malaria or be bitten by a poisonous snake. They don’t have a Sunday School class. They can’t eat gluten-free foods. Their friends are Muslims. They live far away from cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents….My initial reaction is to be tempted to say, 'Well, I think it is brave to raise kids in America.' "

The Everyday Questions of Motherhood- "The constant battle of motherhood is more subtle, more everyday, more hideable. At the center is one question: Will I sacrifice?"

Forgiveness for Moms who Fail- Distorted guilt of moms, what true guilt is and Christ as the answer for guilt mom's feel

Lecrae's 'Man Up' Mission to Address Father Absence- What 116 is up to and the trailer for their short film on Manhood.

10 Ways For Moms To Respect Their Daughters -"She deeply desires to be loved and the deep admiration of respect is most profoundly felt for her in words and acts of love. She is comforted and secured by the knowledge that God and her parents love her."


Etiquette for Ladies

I've been reading like crazy lately (trying to keep my mind off the 3rd book of The Hunger Games). I've started reading classics that I've always wanted to read but not enough to actually pay for. So it's been great b/c the kindle store offers many classics for free. Jane Eyre by Charlotte by Bronte is so good and and I'm reading A Hand-book of Etiquette for Ladies which is fun to read. So if you notice my vocabulary improving, that's why :) Here are some tips for you ladies to keep in mind:

Always bow when meeting acquaintances in the street. To curtsy is not gracefully consistent with locomotion (Loc 84, Kindle Edition)

Ladies of good taste seldom wear jewelry in the morning, and when they do, confine themselves to trinkets of gold, or those in which opaque stones only are introduced. Ornaments with brilliant stones are unsuited for a morning costume. (Loc 108-110, Kindle Edition)

Cautiously avoid relating in one house any follies or faults you may hear or see in another (Loc 131, Kindle Edition)

It is not contrary to good-breeding to laugh in company, and even to laugh heartily when there is anything amusing going on; this is nothing more than being sociable. To remain prim and precise on such occasions, is sheer affectation. Avoid, however, what is called the "horse-laugh." (Loc 162, Kindle Edition)

So watch your morning jewelry, the horse laugh, and remember to bow in the street-not curtsy :)


All things family...

Here's my round up of posts that are All things family hope you find one or two interesting/helpful. Happy Friday!

Five Problems I have with Slutwalk Marches "Over the past year, more than 50 SlutWalks have taken place in the US, Canada, and around the world, including Australia and Britain. The events are similar to “Take Back the Night” rallies. But they differ, because addressing sexual violence is only one of their aims. SlutWalk also wants to aggressively redefine notions about woman’s sexuality."

The Littleness of Motherhood "Even the temptations to sin are little. Getting huffy about water on the bathroom floor. Falling into full fledged worry over a diaper rash, a cold sore virus, or a teething baby. Stumbling into pride over potty training, homemade bread, or well dressed children. Getting selfish over a moment with your coffee. Feeling that somehow the smallness of it all justifies the sinfulness in your attitude."

Ten Ways for Moms to Respect their Sons- Some practical help for moms with sons.

5 Things You Should Know About Child Sex Offenders- Super helpful-especially if you have any part in children's ministry. For more on Protecting Your Church from Predators go here-with Deepak Reju.

Women aren't fish and men aren't bicycles-“Even in Christian circles, we cultivate an attitude of independence in our girls. The underlying message is that women need to be independent because men are untrustworthy, and will almost certainly let them down….But can a woman truly "win" in a world without men? Is she better off without ties to a godly father, uncle, cousin, husband, or brother?”

How eternity shapes our mundane- On "Parental Amnesia"


The Hunger Games

Since I got my kindle I haven't done a ton of blogging. Partly because I was out of town visiting family during Easter week and partly because since I've been home all Rosie's naptimes have been filled with reading The Hunger Games Trilogy. James says I have to wait to borrow the 3rd book from the Kindle Library. But since I've already reached my limit for this month I have to wait till NEXT month! It's killing me! I've really enjoyed the books so far...

When James and I went to go see the movie I was really excited.( I hadn't read the books yet) He asked me why I was so excited and I told him I think it's because it has to do with kids....then I watched the movie and even though there are some pretty rough scenes of kids killing kids...I really liked the movie. All I could think about was how Albert Mohler sometimes refers to our culture as a "Culture of Death" (when it comes to the abortion industry)...and somehow I saw a faint reflection of that in the movie...of the capitols blindness to the Hunger Games and the deaths it required....gotta think about it more though.

Well my sister-in-law said I should do some kind of post on The Hunger Games. For now this will have to do but maybe I will do one on why I'm enjoying them so much in a little bit. For now here are some posts I've enjoyed that talk about the movie....