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Jul 6

Friday Funnies (on Monday)

2013 at 10:05 am   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

The holiday weekend pushed the Friday Funnies to Monday. Enjoy this cute story from Laura:

One day my 4-year-old son and I were looking at a picture of myself from many years before he was born. We were talking about who was in the picture and he asked me, “Where am I?” I told him he wasn’t born yet. He thought for a second and asked, “So where was I, Mommy?” I didn’t answer right away as I was trying to figure out how to explain to a 4-year-old where he was before he was born! I guess he thought I was taking too long to answer so he said very matter-of-factly, “I was at Grandma’s.”

Jun 28

Friday Funnies

2013 at 6:43 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

This week’s Friday Funnies comes from Debra. Too cute! Enjoy your weekend everyone! Nicole for the girltalkers

When my granddaughter Sophia, age 2, had been moved out of her crib and into a big girl bed, one of her rules for nap time was that she had to stay in bed and not look at books. She had done a good job with the transition and usually stayed in her bed. But one day when her mom went to check on her, she found her sound asleep out of her bed and on top of a book. The name of the book was “Hoorah, I Obeyed!”

Jun 21

Friday Funnies

2013 at 3:18 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

Here is one of the honorable mentions from our recent Friday Funnies contest…love it! Have a great weekend everyone! Nicole for the girl talkers

From Sanny:

One evening, my husband was explaining to our 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter what it means to be tempted. He asks them, “Are you guys supposed to jump on beds?” To which they both replied, “No!” He then proceeded to ask, “Ellie, what if Micah said to you, ‘Hey Ellie! Let’s go jump on mommy and daddy’s bed! Here, I’ll even go first to show you.’ What would you say?” Our daughter Ellie’s eyes light up and she exclaims, “Yeah! Let’s do it!”

Good to know.

Jun 14

Friday Funnies

2013 at 2:50 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

After our brief hiatus, we are back with the second winner of our Friday Funnies contest back in April. We have more funnies to share with you in weeks to come, but Rebekah is one of our winners with this funny story about a conversation with her daughter. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. See you back here Monday! Nicole for the girltalkers

This is from quite a while ago, when my first child was about 5 years old. Now, at 12, I think she’s reconsidered her position, but it remains to be seen…

On a car trip, she calmly informed me she would name her first daughter, “Marinade.” Trying not to laugh, I asked her why that name.

“Because it sounds pretty,” she replied.

“I suppose you could call her ‘Mary’ for short?”

“Maybe.”

“Um, do you know what marinade means?”

“No.”

So, I explained it to her, and asked “You wouldn’t want to name your child after food, would you?”

“Well,” still perfectly serious, “Noah named his son, ‘Ham.’”

Jun 3

Finishing A Project…Will Be Back Next Week!

2013 at 10:07 am   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Girltalkers

Hi Friends, Some of you have kindly asked where we are and we just wanted you to know we’re still here and doing well! We are just finishing up the project we told you about a few weeks ago, and haven’t been able to make time to post and work on this project simultaneously. But we fully expect to be back next week with tons of pictures and posts for the summer. See you soon! Nicole for the girl talkers

May 3

Friday Funnies

2013 at 12:14 pm   |   by Janelle Bradshaw Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies

Thanks to all who made our Friday Funnies contest a great success! Today you get to enjoy a story from Sarah, the first of our two winners. There will be many more to come over the next few months.

A few days ago my almost 5 year old, Sam was getting a bit too bossy with his 3 year old sister, Selah. Trying to keep it light I asked him, “Sam, who died and made you the boss?” His reply, “Jesus.” We’re working on the rest of his theology!

May 1

Mahaney Sports Interviews Webb Simpson

2013 at 8:55 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement

Hey All, We thought you’d love to know about this great Mahaney Sports interview with PGA Tour golfer Webb Simpson. We previously blogged about him and his lovely wife, Dowd, here. This would be a wonderful interview to listen to and discuss as a family. Webb is a godly man who is passionate and deliberate about glorifying God in on the course—in wins and losses—and as a Christian husband and father. So enjoy and check back at Mahaney Sports next week for part two.

Also, only a few more hours remaining in our 52home Mother’s Day Sale, so don’t delay!

Apr 29

Monday Miscellany

2013 at 11:01 am   |   by Janelle Bradshaw Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies | 52home

Happy Monday morning! First of all, thank you to everyone who entered our contest last week. Y’all have buried us in Friday Funnies. We haven’t even had time to read them all yet, but be prepared to laugh for many weeks to come. We’ll announce the first winner of a free copy of Cassie & Caleb: Discover God’s Wonderful Design this Friday.

Yesterday our favorite preacher gave a great message on contentment. Dad reminded us that : “God is good even when your circumstances are not. The Apostle Paul learned contentment because he gave attention to his relationship with God not to his circumstances.” This one will be going on the repeat setting on my iPod.

Finally, this Wednesday, May 1st is the final day to order from 52home for Mother’s Day and get guaranteed delivery in time for the big day. See you all tomorrow!

Apr 25

Giveaway: New Book For Kids

2013 at 11:24 am   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Fun & Encouragement | Friday Funnies | Resource Recommendations

Today we have a giveaway for moms (or grandmas, aunts, teachers or friends) of young boys and girls. Thanks to our friends at Moody Publishers, I have two copies of a wonderful looking new children’s book by Susan Hunt and her son Richie Hunt called “Cassie & Caleb: Discover God’s Wonderful Design.”

This is a unique book that uses colorful pictures and interesting stories to teach children about the gospel, and about how they are called to bring glory to their Creator. As the authors state in the preface, “We must intentionally teach the magnificence of God’s gender design or by default our children will absorb the lie of the enemy of our—and their—souls.” Susan and Richie Hunt have set the entire book in the context of the gospel, and they have made it attractive and appealing for young children.

I have only had a chance to skim this book but I was excited by what I read and eager to go through this with my children. This book fills a much needed gap, using relatable stories to help children both delight in God’s design, to love the gospel, and to encourage them to obey.

So, here’s what we’re thinking. We haven’t done Friday Funnies in a while. So SEND US a funny story about your son or daughter (or a kid you know!) and we’ll choose two winners to receive a free copy of this new book. Deadline to enter is tomorrow (Friday night) at midnight.