Sunday, August 22, 2010

Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge - Book Review

Summary:  This book was written by a husband and wife team to help women of all ages and stages. 
"You are a woman to your soul, to the very core of your being....The desires that God has placed into our hearts are clues as to who we really are and the role that we are meant to play....We think you'll find that every woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things:  to be romanced, to play an irreplacable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty.  That's what makes a woman come alive."

Reactions:  What an amazing book!  It really touched something in me and helped me realize how much shame I was carrying around needlessly.  The Eldredges take it back to the very beginning and put a whole new light on Eve - one I had never thought of or realized before.  I always thought of the apple incident when I thought of Eve, but no longer.  Eve was created as a perfect woman to complete man and the world!  What an empowering feeling!  They also encourage women to find, or should I say dig out, their inner dreams that have been buried for years.  What a wonderful, life changing book.  I would recommend this book to any woman.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Vegetable Slicers

So we purchased a new food slicer yesterday for $20.  Burt was using it to slice up some cucumbers when he accidentally sliced his pinky finger on the blade.  He couldn't stop the bleeding on his own and with his diabetes now he didn't want to take any chance with an infection.  He went by himself and I started to finish up what he was doing by slicing the onions.  Do you see where this is going?

About 30 minutes after Burt left I was on my way to the ER after slicing off the tip of my middle finger.  What are the chances?!?  Soooo, 2 ER visits, 2 tetanus shots, some silver nitrate to stop the bleeding on my finger and 2 bandaged fingers later, it turned into a very expensive vegetable slicer!!

Everyone got a good laugh out of it in church this morning, but it made helping at the corn roast a little difficult.

Live and learn! :)

Saturday, August 07, 2010

It's been too long!

Wow, have I really not posted anything since May??!!  Yeah, I guess our summer was really busy and now it is after midnight on a Friday night and we have 3 children in addition to our own staying here tonight.  Tori has 2 friends over and Uriah has 1.  The girls just stopped giggling minutes ago at 12:30!  I have no idea on the boys, but I'm thinking there will be some naps taken tomorrow. :)
I need to post about wonderful and busy summer, but it's going to have to wait until I have more time because we have lots of great pictures to share.  We took a family vacation to South Dakota!