• Duck Dynasty,  Jen Hatmaker,  kids,  Ole Miss,  parenting,  Words for Wednesday

    Words for Wednesday, raising kids

    Today’s “Words for Wednesday” have to do with kids…how we perceive, teach, and attempt to shepherd them into adulthood.  “That five-year gap in age is big, … When they played football in the yard, Eli was always the center. I’m sure there was something in Eli that said: ‘One of these days I’m not going to be the center. One day, I’m going to take a snap.’” Archie Manning Came across the following today from Matthew Sims. Go to GDC to read the rest.  “We do serve the God who created all things with the power of his word. He does providentially control all of creation. He does sovereignly work things…

  • CS Lewis,  kids,  Words for Wednesday

    Words for Wednesday

    Hubs (to son, age 6): Did you tell your Sunday school teacher I had a closet he could clean out at my office and he could just come work there and be a lawyer?  Son: I didn’t say that.  Hubs: Really. I heard you did.  Son: I said you had a room. Not a closet.  “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. Matthew 23:23 Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in…

  • faith,  quotes,  Words for Wednesday

    Words for Wednesday

    “The more I have read the Bible and studied the life of Jesus, the more I have become convinced that Christianity spreads best not through force but through fascination. But over the past few decades our Christianity, at least here in the United States, has become less and less fascinating. We have given the atheists less and less to disbelieve. And the sort of Christianity many of us have seen on TV and heard on the radio looks less and less like Jesus.” Shane Claiborne“No, I had the Levi’s guy on my wall, not a picture of William, sorry.” Kate Middleton“Here’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels,…

  • Downton Abbey,  Katharine Hepburn,  kids,  Words for Wednesday

    Words for Wednesday

    Little bit of this and that… From Downton Abbey: DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM: You are quite wonderful, the way you see room for improvement wherever you look. I never knew such reforming zeal.ISOBEL CRAWLEY: I take that as a compliment.DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM: I must have said it wrong. “The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.” – Katharine Hepburn “Our Father,…