Dec三十

Friday Funnies

2005 at 4:59 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney 归档下Fun & Encouragement|Friday Funnies

"坏女人司机”大概是our most popular Friday Funnies ever...even if it was a little"self-deprecating."我们希望你喜欢我们回顾的这一年。我们将在2006年的另一边看到你,对新年有很多想法。愿上帝在2005年的信实,在你回首往事的时候,充满喜悦,在你展望未来的时候,充满希望!!

Carolyn,Nicole,克里斯廷and Janelle

Dec三十

Still More Year In Review

2005 at 12:46 pm   |   by Kristin Chesemore

Well,I'm still there,where you found me six months ago—"在做母亲的过程中”-尽可能的快乐。6月23日的这篇文章是对珍妮尔的回应,她想out loud"why I still hadn't contributed anything on our third day of posting.(“最好的the Friday Funnies to come later today.)

克里斯汀在哪里??

Where am I,Janelle??
我在这里…

我在卧室里,trying to stay awake during morning devotions.
我在厨房,倒几碗米脆饼。
I'm in the car,running errands to the soundtrack of my children's worship cd.
我在商场,and Liam is hitting Owen with his shoe.
我在糖果店,努力争取一些宁静。
I'm at the townhouse,unpacking all our stuff from the move.
我在游戏室,picking up Legos and army men.
I'm at the changing table,处理另一个臭尿布。
我又在厨房了,preparing cheese and watermelon for lunch.
I'm on my hands and knees,wiping up Andrew's spilt milk.
I'm on the bed,孩子们睡觉时打个盹儿。
我在公园里,running after Liam who is trying to escape.
I'm on the couch,comforting Owen who fell and bumped his head.
I'm in the living room,试图让利亚姆的脏脚远离家具。
我回到游戏室,多买点乐高。
我在厨房,making dinner.
我在打电话,和另一个妈妈安排一个游戏约会。
I'm at eye level with Andrew,correcting him for complaining,提醒他需要一个救世主。
I'm in the bathroom,giving three cute boys a bath.
我在男孩的房间里,阅读儿童福音.(我也很感谢妈妈们。)
I'm in bed,想知道今晚我能睡多少个小时。
我在洗衣房,换湿床单。现在是凌晨1点。

我在哪里?我正在做母亲。
我不想去别的地方!!

如果你是个母亲,I hope this quote my Mom passed along to me encourages you too.

"一个母亲…通过她的计划和工作日夜,因为她爱的任性,她的忠诚,她抚养她的孩子。Do not read to me the campaigns of Caesar and tell me nothing 兴发xf881手机版about Napoleon's wonderful exploits.因为我告诉你,as God and the angels look down upon the silent history of that woman's administration,and upon those men-building processes which went on in her heart and mind through a score of years;—nothing exterior,no outward development of kingdoms,没有帝国大厦,可以与母亲所做的相比。没有比得上美的了,and wonder,令人钦佩的是,神性本身,在隐密的民居里,忠贞的妇女带着他们的孩子去荣耀、美德和虔诚的静默工作。”"Henry Ward Beecher

Gene Fedeleed.Golden Thoughts of Mother,家与天堂,(盖恩斯维尔,FL:桥梁标志,2003)pp.75-76.

Dec二十九

More Year in Review

2005年下午2:40,Nicole Whitacre

When I posted these thoughts in August,I never could have imagined how many women I would hear from—women who are also struggling with infertility,领养过的妇女,甚至那些对婚姻和孩子的希望还没有实现的单身人士。虽然我还没怀孕,我通过你们许多人经历了上帝的鼓励。谢谢您!And with each passing month,上帝在我眼中变得越来越奇妙。

Wondering…Wonderful

With each month that goes by,问号变大了:史蒂夫和我能有更多的孩子吗??

我们第一个儿子出生后,杰克2003年2月,I experienced some serious,危及生命的并发症需要两次手术和一卡车抗生素。感谢上帝的恩典,通过现代医学,我今天100%健康,能充分享受我可爱的小儿子。

除了……我可能再也不能怀孕了。抗生素和手术,医生告诉我,可能损害了我的生殖系统。这不是肯定的。尚未运行任何测试。但时间越长,下载兴发pt首页登录the more I wonder.

I wonder what will happen if I can't have any more children:我会有什么感觉?真的很难吗?Will I always ache to carry another child?我非常想再做一个母亲,but most of all—what will it be like for Steve?He loves kids,and the only reason we may not be able to have more children is because of me.I know Steve has forbidden me to even think these thoughts,但是如果他嫁给了别人,他可以随心所欲地生孩子。但他嫁给了我。And because of me,他可能再也不是父亲了。

我的罪孽,自怜的想法(我以史蒂夫的名义道歉)突然被两个词打断:多么傲慢!Who did I think I was?我能创造(或不创造)生命的是上帝吗??上帝对约伯的问题当然适用于我:“谁能用无知的言语败坏人的谋略呢?过失者能与全能者争竞吗?与上帝争论的人,let him answer it"(Job 38:2,40:2).

上帝and God alone,是“《生命的作者》(Acts 3:15).我的生活在他的手中,他慷慨地允许我再活一天。新生活的创造也掌握在他的手中。他已经决定了史蒂夫和我将要有多少个孩子。And if we don't conceive another child,it won't be"because of me."It will be because the sovereign,wise,爱的宇宙创造者已经决定这是对我最好的,为了史蒂夫的好,为了上帝的荣耀。

信念带来了多大的舒适和自由!By repenting of my arrogant aspirations to be life-creator I now possess a peace that flows from simply resting in the Author of Life.我可以和诗篇作者说,我是否还有一个孩子。Wonderful are your works;my soul knows it very well"(诗篇139:14)。

Dec二十八

Year In Review Continued

2005 at 4:35 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw

Reading this post again brought back some pretty traumatic memories for me.Quite a few of you seemed to identify with me and this experience.如果Bug不是你的朋友,请不要继续阅读…

蚂蚁

我讨厌虫子!我不只是觉得他们烦人或有点恶心。我是那种当我一个人在家,眼睛半闭着的时候会看到虫子的女孩,在上面放一个纸杯,直到我丈夫,brother,or dad arrive to flush it down the toilet.I will then rush to the bathroom to wash my hands with soap and water even though I don't actually touch the bug.Are you getting the picture?Well,this picture should set a pretty good scene for my nightmare experience the other day…

Mike and I are moving into our town house this week,所以我正忙着清理我父母家的卧室。我独自一人在家(当然这会发生在我独自一人的时候!)我拿出放糖果的抽屉,在我翻阅的时候,I popped a piece in my mouth.突然间,一百万个移动的褐色小斑点吸引了我的眼球。我的糖果抽屉里满是小蚂蚁。As you would expect,我惊慌失措。我不知道该怎么办(除了把糖果吐到嘴里)。我知道我需要把抽屉放在外面。然而,因为我不想用手碰任何东西,I grabbed a trash bag,拿起抽屉,跑到前面的门廊。When I ran back upstairs,I discovered that not only were the little guys in the candy drawer,但在其他抽屉里,as well as on the floor around the dresser.我继续上下楼梯,用纸巾和纸袋把所有受感染的物品送到前廊。我的邻居那天开了个派对,我只能想象他们一定在想什么。接着我抓起真空吸尘器,开始用吸尘器吸尘。Even when I didn't see any more ants,我一直在运行真空吸尘器,因为我担心它们会爬出来。Things seemed to calm down at this point and I began to recover from my ordeal.

那天晚些时候,我妹妹妮可来接杰克(我妈妈和我在照看孩子)。我帮她把车座放在车里。突然间,我注意到汽车座椅上覆盖着黑蚂蚁。对,this is a true story.Thisdid一天两次。我想知道主是否在寻求什么?我的收入也不少,but a little more prepared this second 下载兴发pt首页登录time around.I dragged the car seat to the porch and turned on the vacuum.那些小家伙根本没有机会!!

Needless to say,晚上剩下的时间,I constantly felt like I had an ant crawling on me.I finally made it to bed,整晚都梦见蚂蚁。兴发xf881手机版这一天我看到结束了我并不难过,我希望这一天在不久的将来不会重演。

我知道谚语告诉我们要观察蚂蚁来学习勤奋。兴发xf881手机版这个命令对我来说很难执行。I would prefer to read 兴发xf881手机版about these little guys in my Bible or watch a special about them on TV,但我可以在自己家里继续进行现场示威活动。

Dec二十七

年度回顾

2005年下午1:18,卡罗琳·玛哈尼

It's Christmas cleanup week.下载兴发pt首页登录Time to take down the tree,把礼物收起来,catch some post-holiday sales,and exchange that shirt that didn't fit.这也是倒数过去几天直到新下载兴发pt首页登录年的时候。

Because we are busy doing all these things that you're most likely doing,本周我们将进行一次博客休息。We'll still be posting every day,但不是新材料,我们会有一个“年度回顾where we will share the posts from the last six months that have received the most response from you,our readers.

If you had asked me in January of 2005 what a blog was,I would have looked at you with a puzzled expression on my face,"A blog?我不知道那是什么!"我不能想象,6月,实际上,我会和我的女儿一起维护其中一个博客。一年有多少变化!!

在我回顾过去一年的时候,其中一个亮点是,and true privileges,has been posting on this blog,and in the process,hearing from so many of you.Your encouragement has been over the top—exceedingly meaningful.And we want to say"谢谢“once again for all of your kind emails.我们读过书,并且受到他们每一个人的祝福。我们对上帝充满了惊奇和感激,他允许Girltalk博客以一些小的方式鼓励你。

正如我们预期的新年到来,我们的愿望和我每天的祈祷是上帝的恩典,他会继续用这个博客给他带来荣耀,我们都可以成长为圣经中的女人,并且热爱救世主。

我们希望你喜欢这个小小的回顾。

这只是我们发帖的第二天(6月21日),我分享了这些想法。”打断。”We heard from many of you who had experienced interruptions of your own that day,大的和小的。I hope this reminder encourages you as you head into the New Year.

中断

I wanted to get up early,但是C.J.encouraged me to stay in bed a little longer.我昨晚起得很晚。He thought I needed a little more sleep.

当我站起来的时下载兴发pt首页登录候,那一天的要求接连不断地向我提出。There was breakfast to fix.要进行的对话。意外的电话。家庭成员从A点到B点往返。一个接一个的中断。

It was 10:00 a.m.我还没洗过澡,在我的待办事项清单上取得的进展要少得多。我在挣扎。这不是我早上该走的路。I wasn't completing the tasks I thought were most important.Peace and joy had vanished.

然后我回忆起从C.S.改变观点的想法。Lewis:

"最棒的是,if one can,就是停止把所有不愉快的事情当作自己的中断,' or ‘real' life.当然,事实是,一个人所说的中断恰恰是一个人的真实生活,那就是上帝一天一天地发送的生活;人们所谓的“现实生活”是自己想象的幻影。This at least is what I see at moments of insight: but it's hard to remember it all the 下载兴发pt首页登录time.""

-C字母。S.刘易斯到亚瑟·格里夫斯(1943年12月20日)para.5,P.499;quoted in The Quotable Lewis,(Wheaton,插图:廷代尔出版社,1989),335.

很难记住。但当我想起圣经中的真理时,它有多大的不同。

All these interruptions—they weren't interruptions after all.They were"sovereign deliveries."These"不愉快的事情”were God's perfect plan for my day.

想到这一点智慧,我脸上露出了笑容。And from that moment on,我遇见了每一个后来的人”interruption"with joy.淋浴可以等。

我的祈祷是,next 下载兴发pt首页登录time,God will help me to remember this truth.因为先生刘易斯是对的。很容易忘记。

"这是耶和华所定的日子。让我们为此感到高兴和高兴。”Psalm 118:24

Dec26

圣诞快报

2005 at 4:35 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw 归档下Homemaking|假期

We all had a wonderful Christmas with our husbands' families!Here are a couple of pictures from our 下载兴发pt首页登录time.克莉丝汀把相机落在婆婆家里了,所以我们没有她的。(We were just glad that she didn't forget one of the kids.)

布拉德肖圣诞节…

Mike's Parents

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Mike opening his new grill

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我和迈克的奶奶,mom,嫂嫂

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我拿着一件很棒的礼物摆姿势

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迈克和他爷爷,dad,and brothers

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Whitacre Christmas…

圣诞节待办事项列表

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Steve's dad,mom,and sisters

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史蒂夫的妈妈和姐姐在玩圣诞二重唱

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史蒂夫和杰克打开礼物

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Dec26

下载兴发pt首页登录是时候把它取下来了…

2005 at 10:40 am   |   by Janelle Bradshaw

有些人(像我母亲)在早上5点之前把圣诞装饰品拿下来。on December 26'th;and others (some of my neighbors) seem to like to stretch things out through Valentines Day.无论你身处何处,this message is the perfect companion to your"圣诞大减价”项目。This我爸爸的布道题为至高无上的恩典”"is one of my favorites!我听了太多次了,数不清。下载兴发pt首页登录所以,打开它享受吧!!

Dec二十二

婴儿手表有人有柠檬吗??

2005年下午6:10,Janelle Bradshaw撰文 归档下母性

柠檬在我晚年的生活中占有相当重要的地位。不,I don't just eat them by themselves;他们必须被挤进一杯有很多冰的水里。The little girl living inside of me who has learned to love Cherry Coke has recently been subjected to glass after glass of ice water with lemon.I used to drink hot tea upon waking up in the morning.不再了。我首先想要的是,你猜对了,a giant glass of lemon water!Last weekend,我的柠檬用完了。太可怕了。我检查了我妈妈的冰箱。不,我已经把她所有的柠檬都吃光了。I decided to see if my aunt had any.不,she only had lemon juice and that wouldn't cut it.一定是真的。For two long days,I didn't have any lemons.我试过很多替代品,but my body wouldn't be fooled.够了就够了。I finally drove to the grocery store and bought three huge lemons.

如果你是牙医,just skip over the next paragraph,但是除了喝柠檬水,我还得嚼冰(这是我姐姐最喜欢的习惯,妮科尔)Who craves ice?I thought it was supposed to be pickles and ice cream.Anyways,我以为这种奇怪的渴望是一个阶段,但我发现不是这样。我的医生最近告诉我我缺铁,并开始给我每天服用大约75粒铁丸。兴发xf881手机版I was telling another pregnant friend of mine 兴发xf881手机版about this deficiency and she proceeded to ask me if I was chewing ice.When I told her that ice was 兴发xf881手机版about all that I was consuming these days (along with lemons) she explained that she had just learned that a craving for ice has been linked to a lack of iron.Sure enough,我在网上查到的,她是对的。该网站还说,一些人渴望其他非食品项目,如纸和粘土。吓人的,I know.I'm hoping to stick with ice.

在过去的七个月里,有很多东西值得嘲笑和享受!I will keep you updated as our countdown continues.还有九个星期…

baby

Dec二十二

圣诞节的约翰·派珀

2005 at 12:38 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre 归档下Homemaking|假期

这首新诗约翰·派珀在我们最喜爱的作家和老师关于圣诞节的思想系列中的最后一篇文章是对一个女人对上帝的希望的美丽描述。Written over 20 years ago (1982) it is one of许多诗由约翰·派珀牧师为他的教堂创作理解化身的重要性”圣诞节期间。愿上帝赐给我们所有人精神上的眼睛老安娜。”"

OLD ANNA
John Piper

八十四岁时,她的眼睛很模糊。
在以色列,日子很难过。
罗马的统治者会吐口水
在寺庙的台阶上坐下
Across the court and watch the priest
值班离开他的宴会
And put a towel on his staff
把它擦干净。然后他们会笑
看神父把柴堆装好
用圣火烧毛巾,,
And wash his hands and cast a glance,,
As if a spear,说,"The lance
上帝无所不能,未被重视的,,
不受兴发xf881手机版你的约束,不受约束,,
Will hew in pieces every dog
That 兴发xf881手机版fears him not and feeds on hog!""
老安娜整天祈祷。
She grieved to hear the Levites swear
And plot behind the temple doors
To take revenge or visit whores
或者突发奇想发出预言。
在以色列,日子很难过。
她的眼睛很模糊,但还没有失明。
每天她都会来找
她的位置,as close as women could,,
Within the court and there she stood
向上帝张开双手,or knelt
把她感觉到的都倒出来
对他的爱和内在的希望
一个人来承担罪
牧师和士兵,狗和犹太人,,
而且,she confessed,安娜,也是。
有时候牧下载兴发pt首页登录师会嘲笑说,,
"你瞎了眼,老妇人,走开。”"
Old Anna loved to smile and state:
"你不需要眼睛来祈祷和等待。”"
事实上,她想,你不需要眼睛
相爱或使你聪明
或者给你欢乐或者给你光明。
Some下载兴发pt首页登录times old Anna woke at night
锯within,the Coming One
像旭日一样灿烂。

哦,主让我们看看
当我们点燃第三支来临蜡烛时。