Jul 13

Book Club Week Five (and other notes)

2007 at 6:53 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Biblical Womanhood | Book and Music Reviews

12993471 We’ve got a lot to look forward to in the second half of Doing Things Right, and Chapter Five—with it’s apt and beautiful figure skating illustration—sets it up for us. What can we expect from “Section Two”? Practical and helpful advice from Scripture that teaches couples: “how to achieve unity, how two become one” and prepares singles for the marriage relationship. There are also lots of great Shakespeare quotes, which makes me happy.

Your assignment is to read chapters six, seven and eight over the next three weeks. Book club posts will be suspended for two weeks as the entire Mahaney clan heads to Tennessee for our annual vacation. We’ll post on all three chapters during the first week in August when we return.

But don’t you go anywhere, for starting Monday Janelle will post a “Pic of the Day” from our vacation. While we can’t fit the entire girltalk audience into the lake house, we hope you enjoy the view through Janelle’s camera lens.

Finally, for a little weekend reading, you can pop on over to The Shepherd’s Scrapbook for a very kind review of Shopping for Time by a very pregnant Karalee Reinke. While you’re at it, pray for the safe delivery of her little one (if she hasn’t already had the baby by the time you read this post!).

Friday Funnies still to come!

Jul 12

Tori Girl

2007 at 4:38 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw

We’ve been getting requests for some new pics of sweet Tori. She is such a happy baby and makes picture taking very easy for her Auntie Janelle. Isn’t she a cutie pie?

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P.S. To all of you that have e-mailed and asked what camera I use, I shoot with a Nikon D70 and the 50mm f/1.4 and 105mm f/2.8 lenses.

Jul 11

January in July

2007 at 6:31 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Biblical Womanhood | Devotional Life

Banner4_2 This post is a bit out of place in the middle of July. It’s more at home in January—right around the first of the year. Actually, that was my problem this morning. It wasn’t the first of the year.

As I considered my current quiet time plan, I decided that I wanted to begin to read through the Bible during my daily devotions. Only, today is July 11, and as everyone knows, you are supposed to start these plans on January 1.

But God graciously inspired the good folks over at the ESV Bible blog to post a solution to my problem—today, July 11, of all days! Here is a plan that makes it easy to start reading through the Bible beginning today, or August 12, or September 13.

Whether you are reading through the Bible or studying a particular book (as I’ve been doing lately), may Psalm 119:18 be our prayer: “Open my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.”