A Birthiversary Blogabration

This weekend, in honor of our annual birthiversary celebration (my birthday is the 13th and our anniversary is the 14th, celebrating 28 and 7 years respectively), and due to the fact that I will be mentally nowhere near blogging for the next 2 days, I'm going to begin what I hope will be an annual "Birthiversary Blogabration". How's that for combining words in an alliterative fashion? :)

[Ed. Note: picture at right from last year's anniversary celebration... Sunset on a bridge over a river in the middle of Asia after a lovely dinner and a donkey cart ride through the town we lived in]


Here are MY picks for my favorite one or two posts/series from each month from the last year of blogging (and since this is my first go-round you actually get a BONUS TWO MONTHS, because I actually began blogging last August, aren't you blessed?). PLEASE pick one or two and go browse and "ketchup" on some old reading... and while you're at it, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these ancient writings... I always love to hear from you!

AUGUST 2006:
BENDING A KNEE TO GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY


SEPTEMBER 2006:
THE FREEDOM OF MARRIAGE


OCTOBER 2006:
RAISING DAUGHTERS AS LADIES

RAISING SONS AS MEN


NOVEMBER 2006:
MARRIAGE, SEX, & GOD-GIVEN FREEDOM


DECEMBER 2006:
A CHILD-RAISING CHECK-UP FOR CHRISTIAN PARENTS


JANUARY 2007:
GROWING IN SPIRITUAL MATURITY


FEBRUARY 2007: (Yes, I know I had a lot to say...)
SEX IN THE CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE

THE JESUS CENTERED-HOME SERIES:

#1: HOW TO HAVE A QUIET TIME
#2: PRAISE HIM IN THE HOME!
#3: GIVE YOUR CHILDREN GOD-HONORING BOOKS
#4- HOW TO HAVE A FAMILY DEVOTION TIME
#5- TELL YOUR CHILDREN THE TRUTH!
#6- USE EVERYDAY THINGS TO FOCUS ON GOD
#7- EXTEND GOD'S GRACE TO YOUR CHILDREN


MARCH 2007:
SERVANTHOOD: YES OR YUCK?

WHY STUDY THE BIBLE?


APRIL 2007:
WANT TO KNOW THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS?

THE SECRET TO "WINNING" MOMMY WARS


MAY 2007:
EMOTIONAL AFFAIRS

WHEN CHRISTIAN WIVES WITHHOLD SEX


JUNE 2007:
DECIPHERING YOUR PERSONALITY & THOSE AROUND YOU

MUST-READ BOOKS FOR THE CHRISTIAN WOMAN



JULY 2007:
PREMARITAL PRIMER FOR THE CHRISTIAN COUPLE

"DO NOT DEPRIVE ONE ANOTHER"


AUGUST 2007:
WOMEN PAY A HIGH PRICE FOR BELIEVING SOCIETY'S LIES

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT SEX


SEPTEMBER 2007:
WHAT CAN CHRISTIANS DO ABOUT ABORTION?!?

WHY READ THE BIBLE?


I hope this gives you plenty to read and ponder over the next couple days... it definitely took me down memory lane. And I'm 100% SERIOUS~ I'd love to hear your comments... even if it's on a WAY-old post!!!

9 comments:

dcrmom said...

Happy Birthday/Anniversary!! :-)

Jaime said...

happy birthday/anniversary!! we have the exact same anniversary!! (and dh's bday is the 16th!)

Britt said...

I posted a comment in the August 2006 blog...great encouragement - more than a year later...thanks!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday, sweet friend! And happy anniversary too! My mom's birthday is Sunday.

It's precious to know that I am joining with millions of people that are praying for YOU tomorrow. We are all so thankful for the sacrifices your family makes in the name of the Lord! :)

Steph VG said...

Happy birthiversary! Happy anniversary to you is happy birthday to me - I turn 30 on Sunday. Your blog is my favorite; I can always count on thought-provoking posts, and especially when you post about politics (but often in your non-political posts, too), I can always count on learning something new! You have a way of drawing out interesting comments and conversation in response, as well, and that just amazes me. Keep up the great work to the glory of God. Praying for you and your family, Jess!

Anna S said...

Jess, I'm wishing you a very happy birthiversary!!

LisaM said...

And MANY more in His service! Thank you for all you do for others, both of you. Keep walking with God. :)

Mrs. Brigham said...

Have a blessed week of celebrations! :o)

CB said...

I think I found your blog last fall ... there weren't many posts yet ... and I really like the August post. I do remember reading that one last year and liking your list of Biblical people's challenges.