With Sunday being Mother’s Day, there has been a lot of good Mother’s Day reading this week:
For Moms, Former Moms, and Wannabe Moms. “Motherhood is not the greatest good for the Christian woman. Whether you are a mom or not, don’t get caught up in sentimentalism that sets it up as some saintly role. The greatest good is being conformed to the image of Christ.”
For the mother of teenagers who aches but a bit. “It takes all the years of making a boy into a man — to teach a woman how to be a mother.”
For the Mother who fears failure. “Relationships cost. It’s not that you aren’t going to blow it. It is what you do with it, when you do…Perhaps there was something more powerful to experience than a perfect Mother: the wonder of a committed Mother who simply humbles herself.”
Tutorial for Making Silhouettes. There is a very sweet example in the above link, and this shows the how-to. Neat gift idea!
Some very, very nice handmade Mother’s Day cards.
Genesis 1:1-2:3 is not poetry and it is historical. HT to Challies. “When it comes to standard Hebrew poetic forms—especially parallelism, ‘non-standard’ vocabulary and ‘unusual’ verb patterning—these are also absent from the text (with the exception of 1:27). As my old Ancient Near East history lecturer once put it, anyone reading the text would fail a first-year Hebrew exam if they called Genesis 1 a type of Hebrew poetry.”
The Interrupted Reading: The Kids with George W. Bush on 9/11. Interesting article on how those students in the classroom with Bush when he received the news of the 9/11 attacks viewed the President’s response then and now.
Austenbook: if the Pride and Prejudice characters were on Facebook. “Lady Catherine de Bourgh is most seriously displeased.”
No wonder mamas have a hard time getting things done:
Poor doggie! This is really cute.
One man sings six parts of “Who Is On the Lord’s Side” a capella.
Have a good weekend! I’d better go get mine started!