Thought I would share some more links from my seemingly endless list…
First off… A free Mommy Jammies party tomorrow night. I’ve never participated in anything like this in my life, but I think I will try this one out! David and I have had the pleasure of working with Kim Kautzer from WriteShop for the past few years and she is truly a joy to work with. She’s doing a workshop on Homeschooling through Crisis or Depression. While the topic isn’t relevant to my life right now, I still would like to hear what Kim has to say and file it away for future reference.
Sleep and Exercise: Vigorous Exercisers Report the Best Sleep (I absolutely believe this is true. There is a significant difference in the quality of my sleep the days I walk on the treadmill and the days I don’t. Huge difference. Even a moderate walk of 30 to 40 minutes a day makes me sleep so much better!)
This post contains many more links about patriarchy, church issues, etc. These were posts I had hoped to write about some day when I was doing a theology blog, but was never able to take the time to do so. Some good, thought-provoking content here.
In the community (A look at the current wave of American “Reformed” Patriarchy on Steroids by a blogger across the pond who describes the blog as “mostly traditional Scottish Presbyterian Calvinism.” Very interesting as are the comments.)
Ha! Are you sensing a trend here? Probably next will be “Links after the Storm” or something like that.
Yes, I’m kind of blogging light around here lately. Lots of irons in the fire and trying to keep on top of my three goals for the new year. So far I would say thumbs up on all of them. I feel good about the progress I’m making in each area.
I’m also trying to clear out my “To Blog” folder as it has gotten ridiculously full. I need to get it cleared out for once and for all. So I’m working on that goal this month. So here are some links for your enjoyment!
And, lastly, a video about THON. If you aren’t familiar with THON, it is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Each February the fraternities and sororities at Penn State head up a philanthropy to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund, a fund that ensures families of children with cancer at the Penn State Hershey’s Children’s Hospital never have to pay anything for treatment. Approximately 15,000 students participate and last year they raised $10.6 MILLION dollars. It really is an amazing philanthropy. DISCLAIMER: This is a ten tissue video.
We’re looking forward to a nice snowstorm starting tonight/tomorrow morning and heading through Friday. It’s very wintery here and I just love it. So cheerful with the sun and the white snow. Bright, happy days!
Today it was like we were living in a snowglobe. Swirling, twirling flakes all around us. We’re supposed to pick up eight to twelve inches over the next few days so it will be a winter wonderland around here!
Here’s some links for your winter evening…
A Charming Mackinac Island Wedding – If you’ve never been to Mackinac Island, save your pennies and find a way to stay on the island someday. There is no place like it anywhere. Don’t miss the wedding photos in the story!
I’ve been doing so much interesting reading online lately around redoing my education site, watching snow fall, and listening to Spartan basketball. Here’s a list of links to share with you today. Grab a cup of something yummy and enjoy!
Please remember the inclusion of a link here is not a blanket endorsement by me of all the content!
I can’t believe that eleven days have passed since I last posted! Life is full right now. Thankfully, full of good things. Schooling with Caroline, celebrating my sixteenth wedding anniversary with David, working hard on our business, and just enjoying the winter.
I’m now on both Facebook and Twitter if you care to link up with me in either or both places. I’m under Sallie Borrink on both. My accounts on both are fully public. I know that not participating in Facebook is simply going to be a huge strike against me in my publishing endeavors. So I’m there and would be happy to be friends with anyone who would care to connect.
Here’s some links to share for a snowy Saturday evening…
And here is a whole slew of links from Penelope Trunk on homeschooling, education, etc. Agree with her or not, there is lots of good food for thought and conversation in each one. One of the things I enjoy about Penelope is how she often incorporates personality types into other topics. She doesn’t often talk about INFJs, but I still find it fascinating. And don’t miss the comments. Most of her posts have excellent discussions in the comments.
In Defense of Philosophy is a website created by Cedarville alums and students to protest the elimination of the philosophy department. If you aren’t familiar with Cedarville, it’s a Baptist college in the middle of Nowhere, Ohio. I’ve been there and some people who have had a very positive influence in my life are Cedarville grads. One of the people who comments over there mentions Dr. Grier who I have had the privilege of meeting a few times and hearing him speak/preach. The man is brilliant. I can only imagine what it would have been like to have him as a philosophy professor. Anyway, this is their protest and I hope they succeed. It is scandalous to think that a Christian university believes there is no need for a philosophy department. Read the testimonials over there. Person after person speaks of the fact that their experiences in the philosophy classes were the best part of their college career. Why? Because they learned to think.
Time to Give Up or Time to Fight On? is an interview by Hugh Hewitt with Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, on how constitutional conservatives should respond to the recent election.
And on the topic of the election: Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases. The entire thing is just hilarious if it wasn’t so sad. I could rant about this one for hours, but I’ll spare you. (However, anyone else may feel free to rant in the comments. I’ll enjoy your rant.)
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anyone.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12