Saturday, November 17, 2012

Weekend Links - November 17, 2012

November is just flying by. I love that Thanksgiving is early this year - it gives us an entire week left in November to get things done before the December rush.

For Thinking:
  • Calling Teenagers to Treasure Christ More Than All Things. My oldest is only 10 (almost 11) but we're already planning for her adolescent years.  (And, P.S. Most Christian adults have a problem with this too.)
  • Good to remember: Parenting is Hard for a Reason. One thing I remind myself (often): parenting these children God has given me is one way - perhaps the primary way - I am being sanctified by Him. Christian marriage and Christian parenting are less about happiness (although happiness is thankfully a major part!) and more about holiness.
  • On a related note, I love this post: Redeemed Characteristics in Your Children. Imagine that stubborn streak used for God's glory!
  • Considering adolescence in our culture, Sheila Gregoire asks, When Does Childhood End? This perpetual adolescence into our twenties and even thirties is ridiculous.
  • I told you I was following along with Ordo Amoris and the discussion on Dorothy Sayers' book The Mind of the Maker. I enjoyed Cindy's post about Chapter II and also the points about whether we're creating or consuming things in our time spent on the internet.
  • I hope we never need this post but I'm saving it just in case one of our daughters ends up susceptible to these: Natural Healing for Bladder Infections. One of our daughters had a tough time with this when she was little, even to the point of having a doctor ordered ultrasound to be sure she didn't have some anomaly. Thankfully, it turned out fine and she's never had another. 
  • Jamie shares a great list: 7 Ways to Make Your Words Mean More.
For Fun:
Pins of the Week:
Loved this cozy spot:

Thought this outfit was adorable (and now I want a red print dress and red boots...)

Need to try to make these Orange Scones for my husband because he loved them at Panera long ago before they stopped serving them:

Need to make these for myself because I can't get enough Seafood lately:

There you go! Quite a list this week. And that may have to tide you over for a bit. I'll be out of town for most of Thanksgiving week so I'm not sure what that will do to my blog plans.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
This post is linked to Saturday Linky Love at Vanderbilt Wife. Come share your links and see what other folks are sharing.


Mama Squirrel said...

Thanks for the link, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Kristen said...

Great links, serious and shallow! :-) I enjoyed them all! I hope that you have a thankful Thanksgiving!

Karen Edmisten said...

Thanks for the link! Lots of fun stuff to sift through here!

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