- Just made my favorite banana bread this afternoon... ripe bananas at the farmer's market this morning were $1.00 for 2 bunches, and then she ended up throwing in 2 more bunches... we had something like 15 or more bananas, all ripe or even starting to brown. This banana bread is absolutely amazing... if you need a new easy go-to recipe, this is a GREAT one.
- Last week, I was on a Chinese Green Beans kick, so I wrote out the recipe. They are so addictive.
- You don't see articles like this one often enough: 10 Things New Parents Don't Need
- Parenting & Technology: Ever wanted to dropkick an electronic distraction straight out of your home? Spunky shared her thoughts on the matter
- Justine's story of her abortion, 23 years ago
- What happens when, in a family, we don't "feel" love? A mom adopting for the 2nd time wrote a very helpful post for all of us: When Love Isn't There
- A friend of mine decided to warn you-- Why Homeschooling is Dangerous
- Need to get organized? Here's a compilation of organizing ideas all in one place.
- John Piper's "Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager"-- excellent reading for teens, or for us as parents to remember those awkward years and give grace.
GROWING AS A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST
- The ripple effect of one grumpy woman
- We talk a lot about daily Bible reading, but hardly ever talk about exhorting one another-- one blogger challenges us to take the Bible seriously-- "The Daily Exhort"
- Journaling? Why one woman thinks it's unhelpful.
- Ideas for HOW YOU CAN HELP A PARENT who has a child with special needs
- Do you need to practice personal Spiritual Disciplines more thoughtfully and intentionally? Have you considered that there are things you can do to strengthen and grow your spiritual life? Here's a list of regularly practiced and recognized spiritual disciplines.
- WHY practice spiritual disciplines? (Article: "Taking the 'UGH' Out of Spiritual Disciplines) :)
- I think these definitions of spiritual disciplines are particularly helpful for sorting out which practices might be beneficial for you, and why.
Happy reading! :)