I got a lot to say this Sunday.
First of all, why aren’t you at church? Oh, really. You think that’s an excuse? Well, it’s not. But since you’re still in your jammies, here’s some church online for ya. It’s a sermon from Josh Beckley, who was a guest speaker at my church last weekend. (Or as my sister would say, “It’s not your church, it’s God’s church.”) He talked about when doing God’s will causes problems, cuz it ain’t all fun and games, people. He was amazing! So, go watch and then come back. (Or listen, or download the podcast, or whatever suits your fancy.)
If that was too long for you to hang in there and watch, you can still get some of the Word to fill you up today. My friend Stef did the doodles for this video. It’ll take you through all of Exodus in three minutes. It’s really cool. (Although if you choose to watch that in place of the sermon I just gave you a link to, I won’t be surprised if you get struck down by a lightening bolt today. Maybe you should watch it in addition to the sermon. Just sayin’.)
I have made an online friend. Her name is April and I really like her. We found each other on the NaBloPoMo site (which is almost over, and thank you God for that because this posting everyday business is killing me… but I will not fail! Will not.) Anywho, if we lived closer I’m sure April and I would be real-life friends. She wrote a really raw post about being a writer and the fears and frustrations that come with it. Coincidentally, I saw this video posted at San Diego Momma right after I read April’s post and I thought, well, they just go hand in hand, don’t they? So, there they are in the same paragraph for you.
It’s no secret that I’m the mother of three boys. Just boys. No girls. Hence the tagline of my blog, the lone estrogen in a jungle of testosterone. People ask me all the time if we’re going to try again for a girl. No, we are not. Why? Because we’ll get another boy, that’s why. But if we did have a girl I would totally make this super cute skirt for her out of a t-shirt. I found this post over at Clay in His Hands. Maybe I’ll make one for each of my little nieces, in my spare time, so they’ll probably get them when they’re 16… they’re one and half now. Anyway, if you’re the mother of a girl, thank your lucky stars, and then go make her this cute skirt!
Finally, this one is for all my fellow bloggers out there that want to make something more out of their blog. (I’m talking about money. I know it’s noble to say that you want to make a really great piece of writing too. Me too. But if I could make a few bucks doing it, I’ll take it.) My friend Kim at The Geeky Saver gave me this link to a post by Money Saving Mom. She does a whole series on how to make money blogging. It’s written in a language that I can actually understand. There are other series out there that are written by computer techy nerdy guys that leave me scratching my head and going, “Huh?” But this one is good and very practical. Go read it if you’re interested.
Okay, that’s all for now! Last day of summer for us over here! Check in tomorrow to see if I survive my baby growing up and going to kindergarten. (I’m not crying, I just have something in my eye.)