It has been a crazy, busy blogging week for me. The first of every month, I need to get a ton of blogging linky codes up for all my co-hosts, get contributor posts done, get my goals post done, and we are doing a Mother’s Day Blog Hop tomorrow. So I have not exercised or read at all this week!
I do have some news about Thoughtful Thursdays though!
I was able to be in a facebook group for the affiliates selling The Ultimate Bundle last week. Many of the other lady bloggers are also Christians, and joined a facebook group that I have for born-again Christian mommy bloggers. They have expressed interest in also hosting the linky on their blogs. So if I can get it worked up, we’ll have this party expand next week! I am excited about this as I feel like these posts are posts that can count for eternity. Even though I do not have strictly all religious content on these posts, they do have verses and thoughts about my Bible reading. I want my relationship with God to grow, and I want to be a light for Him–even by what I write here! Also, with all the junk that is so easily available on the internet, I want to highlight the good! The posts that will edify and build up other believers as well as point others to Christ! So pray for me that I can get all my responsibilities done as well as take care of my family the way that I should so that I can get the groundwork finished to expand the party.
I do have a question for you about this linky. I have been using text links so that bloggers can link up even if they didn’t have a picture. However, they could still link up without a picture. They would just have a generic picture from the company that I get the linky from or they could put in their profile picture or their blog button picture. Would you viewers rather see little thumbnails than look at just a title? If you are a blogger who would link up, would you want to be able to link up a picture? I would like to know!
Thankful Thoughts: (I continue the numbering from previous weeks.)
21. I am thankful that Tanya from Blogelina got Creative K Kids transferred yesterday. It kept going up and down. Time will tell if this fixes my problems, but I am hopeful. Another question for my faithful readers: Does it seem like it is faster now? Thanks! I was frustrated a week ago and looking into the prices on Hostgator as my other blog is with them. Then that day I got an email about Blogelina switching blogs from one hosting to Web Hosting Hub for free if we used her link. She uses them and has been quite happy. It was very providential, and it might even save me money if I can figure out how to switch my other blog over to them too. I will wait a while and see if everything goes well with this hosting first.
22. I’m thankful for the thoughtfulness of my husband. We will have been married for 15 years, and the longer that we are married, the less important big presents are. It was my birthday this past week; and I just had a lazy day, and he went out and got some KFC for dinner and some flowers for me. It was so nice not to have to cook and to lay low!
Thoughts about what I am reading:
Well, I already said I read almost nothing this past week.
- My sister wrote a thought-provoking post about beauty and what should be important to a Christian lady. She closes out the post by saying, “We ladies must join the line of faithful, godly women who have decided to prize what God prizes, to see beauty in what He claims is beautiful–the hidden person of the heart, or more specifically, a meek and quiet spirit.” Go HERE to read God’s Beauty Treatments.
- We just finished reading Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp for a Bible study, and here a couple of quotes that I really liked from the last couple of chapters:
- “The most powerful way to keep your children from being attracted by the offers of camaraderie from the wicked is to make home an attractive place to be.” This made me think once again how that I need to be available for my kids when we are home. I also would like to find time for games, crafting, and sewing together, especially this summer.
- “The primary context for parental instruction is set forth in Deuteronomy 6. It is the ordinary context of daily living. Your children see the power of a life of faith as they see you living it. You do not need to be perfect; you simply need to be people of integrity who are living life in the rich, robust truth of the Word of God.” I am so glad I do not have to be perfect! But I do need to make sure that my faith is obvious to my children as we walk, sit, eat, and talk.
- “You’re heart’s desire in every phase of childrearing is to see your children internalize the gospel. The desire in all your training, in all your entreaty, in your correction and discipline, is to see your children come to the place where they have embraced the claims of Christian faith.” I want them to “catch” the Christian faith (for my faith to become their own faith), and for it to be real!
- ”Ultimately, you leave them to God, knowing that you can entrust your children to the God who has dealt so graciously with you.” What a comforting thought. God loves my children more than I love them! As good as he has been to me, He will be the same to them.
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