Friday, January 30, 2009

This and That

Did any of the rest of you all take the Bible quiz? I was pretty happy with my 88%, especially after my Sunday-School-Teaching-Husband, Steve got a 90%.

And by the way, the line about "He thinks I do not know a buttload of crap about the Gospel, but I do!" comes from Nacho Libre. Nacho Libre is quoted from quite regularly around my house; it ranks right up there with Napoleon Dynamite. I was just trying to be funny...my husband really thinks I *do* know a buttload of crap about the Gospel.

Uh hum. I'll be more serious now. I learned the Bible stuff when my older kids were little. I didn't really go to church much when I was young, but started getting more serious about it when I had kids. Bible stories really are pretty cool! There are better action-adventure stories in there than in most novels!

Who doesn't love Old Testament stories like Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego? They were put into the hot furnace to burn, but they were saved by God's grace. The people were surprised, since when the furnace door was opened it would singe your eyebrows off because it was so hot!

Who doesn't get comfort from the New Testament when they realize that God does love us and knows us by name?

Even if your not a believer, the Bible is good reading.

Some of it I wonder about, like Elisha and the bear after the children chide him for being bald....(2 Kings 2:23-24) but it is a great story, ranking right up there with the Brother's Grimm.

Anyhow....



Hey! If any of you are interested in reading a good book, I run a book group for the women's group in my church, and we are reading Honey for a Child's Heart, by Gladys Hunt.



It is a great book. It also has Ms. Hunt's recommended reading list for children in the back. The actual reading is only 124 pages, so it is a quick read. I highly recommend it!

I've been thinking of starting an online book club based on the books that we read in my book group at church, but I don't know if there would be any interest. Maybe though...Watch for it in my "other blogs" section, if you are interested.



If you are interested in cute Valentine's Day projects to make, keep an eye on Be Different...Act Normal. She scours the 'net for cool ideas, doing a lot of leg work so that her readers don't have to! So far, this one from Pottery Barn Kids is my favorite:



Isn't it adorable? I want to make one and hang it from the chandelier in my living room.


Have you got anything exciting planned for the weekend? I'm hoping to go on a date with Steve tonight! I'd like to go to Barnes & Noble and a thrift store and see if they have a copy of Honey for a Child's Heart, so that I have a spare to share. I'd also like to take a look for Honey for a Woman's Heart. I hadn't even realized there was one for women!!

Have a great Friday!

3 comments:

  1. I took that quiz. I got a 98%. I was shocked. I wish it would tell you which ones you got wrong. I've never seen that movie, but loved napoleon Dynamite. I'll rent it one day.
    Also, thanks for the book info by Gladys Hunt. I'll keep an eye out for it. We've got to get God's word in their heads and hearts while they are young.

    Joy

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  2. I need to take that quiz. I am going to look for that book as well.

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