Last week was great as far as the posts I read!
I was really glad that Cathy from Thoughts on Book shared an article on why Christians should read fiction. I've always felt this way, but never been able to articulate it so well. So I highly recommend taking a moment and checking out Dr. Moore's article - Why Christians Should Read Fiction.
And then I came across a great little post from Tricia Groyer - Why Reading That Novel Makes You Smarter... Granted this is more of a fun take on the same point.
But I do think they are both worth reading sometime.
And now on to your favorites from last week!
Life With Moore Babies had a good one - Big Books for Little Kids.
I. Don't. Know. on Days & Thoughts was also popular.
Take a moment to check those two out if you haven't already.
And now on to another week to share!
All I ask is that you link directly to a post, and not just your home page. Since this is a hop, it would be great if you would include a link on the post you've shared back to the hop - help more people join in on the fun. If you do these two small requests, I give your post a shout out on Facebook and Twitter! (Follow me!)
And of course, the whole point of a hop is to find some new blogging friends and grow your community, so stop by a post or two during the week and say hi.
Linked up with: http://katherinescorner.com/2013/05/01/thursday-favorite-things-blog-hop-86/, http://www.happygoluckyblog.com/, http://www.raisingmightyarrows.net/, http://blog.jennimullinix.com/easy-dinner-ideas/, http://www.gracedsimplicity.com/, http://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/, http://www.momsmustardseeds.com/2013/05/how-to-be-an-ultimatemom-with-link-up-and-may-giveaway/, http://christianmommyblogger.com/last-chance-for-the-ultimate-homemaking-bundle-sale-final-details/, http://www.whatjeanlikes.com/search/label/aloha, http://www.missionalwomen.com/faith-filled-friday-blog-link-up.html
If praying is a type of communication or rather, let me say, if praying could be thought of as a specific language, I would be failing at it. Not because I don't want to be good at it, but because I somehow can't figure it out.
As a college student I spend way too much time in French class with one thought going through my head - "what in the world is everyone saying?" And I had four years of the language before I started college! (Let me just clarify a little, I didn't start in French 101...)
And to be quite honest, that same question tends to pop into my mind when I try to pray - and I mean really pray. As a result, I've been trying to be more aware of ways to pray, times to pray and such. I figure if it is a skill I can work on, maybe some of the methods that have helped others will help something click with me. But I keep on trying, eventually it will click right?
There is no secret when it comes to the difficult nature that surrounds marriage. The current statistics point to this fact.
With this in mind, it is important for those that are married to understand that a vow is not simply a promise that you are trying to keep. A vow is more than just a promise, it is a guarantee that you will follow through with an activity or behavior. In the case of marriage, you are guaranteeing that you have placed the activity of unity above all other earthly responsibilities.
So it is safe to say that in order to follow through this vow, you need to commit your life to being a student of your spouse, and of marriage. For me, being a student means getting my hands on books that help me to understand how to actually do this - be a student of my spouse and marriage.