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!
2013 at 7:55 pm | by Nicole Whitacre
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.
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!
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.
The Bradshaw kiddos got hit with the flu over the weekend so my induction has been rescheduled for Wednesday. I’m grateful for the extra time to snuggle my kiddos and their baby sister seems quite content to wait. Thank you for all of your prayers and encouragement. We will update on Wednesday.
Emily sent us an e-mail the other day asking if I was holding my sweet baby in my arms yet. The answer to that question, Emily, is “no.” Baby is very decidedly still in my belly.
I’m pretty sure that the Lord designed the last 6 to 8 weeks of pregnancy to make you actually want to go into labor. You spend the first 32 weeks trying not to think about it and seeking to trust the Lord, but when you hit the home stretch, you sing a different tune. It hurts to walk. It hurts to sit. And if you lie down, you can no longer breathe. Bring on labor!
But as every mom knows, the second that little one is placed in your arms, every bit of sickness and pain (well, maybe not all of it, but you catch my drift) becomes a distant memory. And Lord willing I’m only days away from that sweet moment. If little girl doesn’t make an appearance before February 3rd then I am scheduled to be induced on Monday the 4th. We will be sure to post a few updates on the blog when the time comes.
As you have so kindly done for me three times before, I would be grateful if you would keep me in your prayers.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’re enjoying one more day with family, but we’ll see you back here Monday. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the Black Friday sale over at 52home. Have a grace-filled weekend!
Nicole for the girltalkers
2012 at 3:36 pm | by Nicole Whitacre
For years we’ve received notes from husbands of our readers who have sheepishly confessed to reading girltalk and wondered if there would ever be an alternative for the guys. Well, the day has finally come. The two male members of the Mahaney family have started a website, all about sports. Chad and Dad Sports Talk features a weekly podcast and articles which seek to bring a unique, gospel-driven discernment to sports.
As Chad wrote in the debut article:
“My dad and I have always shared a unique love for sports. I am one of four children in our family, and I am his only son; so my dad and I have talked a lot of sports while patiently waiting for the girls to finish shopping. Those talks, though they seemed inconsequential at the time, have dramatically influenced the way I watch, talk about, and play sports.”
Dad and Chad want to help parents and children, athletes and coaches, and sports fans everywhere to not waste their sports.
So tell the guys in your life to tune in, and if you are sports fans like we are (kinda!) you may enjoy it too!
Mike and I have a new best friend. It’s the man that drives this truck. He just crawled under our house and removed a dead and decomposing opossum. Unpleasant thought, I know. And while that is a terribly unpleasant thought, let me just tell you, “unpleasant” doesn’t even begin to describe the smell. By this morning, the odor had spread through the entire house, making it impossible to even stay there anymore.Thank you Lord for Chik-fil-A and a mom and two sisters who let your crazy family crash at their houses. Our new best friend did give us some good news as he was leaving- the smell should only last a couple more days. Seriously?!?!