Daily Linky Interwebby Awesomeness

Monday, October 27, 2008

Compassion has a cool new way you can help get kids sponsored.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hey, Kathryn: This post of yours put me in my place. And I am grateful. Because quite frankly I’ve been a little snippy lately about this whole election thing. Thanks for the perspective.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Heather blows me away with her creativity.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This weekend my husband and I are going to do something we’ve never done before.

And I apologize for the link to something written by, you know, me, but I haven’t gotten to do my morning blog reading today, so I didn’t have a new link to share.

Desperate times, etc.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

What’s for dessert?

Well, apparently – if you’re Annie – it’s SHUT UP Brownies.

The recipe looks oddly delicious, and the post made me giggle.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lysa’s post on opportunity is chock-full-o-encouragement. And just what I needed to read this morning.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

“On being tired”

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There are few TV treats as enjoyable as Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style.

In fact, I have yet to make it through a single episode without getting all teary-eyed.

And p.s. Tim Gunn, will you please come over for dinner? Thank you.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

BooYa

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Friday, October 10, 2008

My sweet friend Missy has written a really cool post about the blessing of a mentor.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Last weekend I took a little bit of my birthday money and went to Bath & Body Works. This candle has our house smelling like the holidays are just right around the corner. Serious fall yumminess indeed.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You know, I’m usually pretty laid-back about current events, but, um, REALLY? REALLLLLLLLY?

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Heth ran a marathon. And I totally got teary-eyed when I read about it.

GIRL POWER. :-)

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Monday, October 6, 2008

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Antique Mommy is doling out some serious wisdom. For reals.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Time Warner is running a Friends & Family special on their magazines right now. You won’t believe how low the rates are, so click here if you want some deals on your magazine subscriptions.

(link via Throwing Things)

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Monday, September 29, 2008

My friend Brian and his wife Amy are in the process of adopting two children from Africa. Which means they have to travel to Africa to meet their precious new young’uns and then bring those young’uns home to Tennessee.

Because of some circumstances surrounding the adoption, Brian and Amy need to be able to take their other four kids with them to Africa – and they’ll have to stay for two or three weeks. So obviously that means they’ll have to pay for airfare and hotel and food and hey, what do you know, that requires money.

I know that Brian and Amy are trusting God with every aspect of this adoption – including financial provision. You don’t step out on faith with something as huge as bringing two new children into your family unless you’re pretty rock-steady in terms of knowing that God will meet your needs.

But I’m posting this today because maybe – just maybe – God intends for some of us to help meet those needs. Maybe there are a few of us who can help to get the two new Seays overseas.

Did you see that?

I just made a pun.

But it wasn’t an original one because I mainly just sort of copied Amy’s blog name.

So Brian and Amy have come up with something called The UnRaffle to help raise money for their adoption-related travel expenses. And you can read all about it right here.

No pressure whatsoever – I just thought I’d let y’all know.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

My wonderful home state of Mississippi is hosting a Presidential debate tonight.

And my favorite newspaper in the whole wide world has some mighty fine coverage.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This post of Jon’s CRACKED ME UP.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mrs. Jones has written a mighty fine post today.

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Brant makes me laugh.

A lot.

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Monday, September 22, 2008


Compassion Bloggers Dominican Republic 2008 Promo from Compassion Bloggers on Vimeo.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

The Southern Girl’s Guide to Proper Political Discourse

Oh, Shannon is DEAD ON with this one.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Oh, it’s All Wertz, All The Time around here.

Plus a little Barnes thrown in for good measure.

Thanks, Annie, for the link.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

So you’re thinking Gosh, I can’t put my finger on it, but my Tuesday is missing that extra special something.

Well, I can fix that with two words: Matt Wertz.

His new CD is out today. Treat yourselves, people.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Bossy has an awesome giveaway going on at her blog: $100 Visa gift card and a year’s supply of Scott paper products. Click here to check it out.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Shaw-awn has big news regarding Compassion’s Dominican Republic team.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Are you listening to Matt Wertz yet?

WELL WHY NOT?

And p.s. – Did you notice the witty fella on drums at the end?

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sometimes I think about starting a secret blog and trying to write satire half as well as Brant Hansen does.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Stephen Curtis Chapman is performing on CBS’s The Early Show tomorrow. You can find details right here.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Bart’s dancing makes me so happy.

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Stuff Christians Like #395: The Christian version of Guitar Hero

I’m so partial to #8.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I think this post of Lysa’s is oh-so-encouraging.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

In the midst of yesterday’s non-stop weather coverage, this CNN piece made me smile.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

The South. Oh how I do love it.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

COME ON, NOW, SON.

Go Bulldogs.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

I just read this post of Jenni’s. And then I wanted to high-five her.

I don’t normally high-five.

But in this case, I totally would.

(link via Brian, who, by the way, is one of my heroes)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This post by Jon convinced me more than ever that, in his spare time, he enjoys reading my mind.

I think he also enjoys side hugs and long walks on the beach while wearing artfully-distressed worship leader jeans.

But don’t tell him I told you that.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

This post by Kelly made me SO HAPPY.

Four more days. I can’t wait!

Go ‘Dogs.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Bart has some delightfully free music for you. Click here to see details.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I saw this on my friend T.’s blog earlier today. T. and his wife are living in Japan right now, and apparently the people over there are enjoying a dance craze called Yakitori Jisan.

T. was kind enough to post several videos. Here’s one of them.

And also: NOW I CAN’T GET THE SONG OUT OF MY HEAD.

But it’s okay. Because now I’ll have some smooth new dance moves to show off in San Antonio this weekend. SCORE.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jon’s written a great post on accountability today. Or what we like to call “accountability.” Whichever the case may be.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Question. How can I be so crazy about someone who’s NOT EVEN REAL?

Oh, Dwight Schrute. I adore you.

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This post by Angie is absolutely beautiful.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

One of my favorite musicians right now is Matt Wertz. His song 5:19 is basically on repeat on my iPod because, well, I love it a million times.

{wild applause}

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I’ve got a fever (literally!).

And the only cure.

Is more Dr. Horrible (again, not for kids, my friends).

Also.

Dear Doogie Howser.

You make me smile when you sing.

Love,

Me.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

This post of Jon’s is awesome.

And for what it’s worth, feeling like I’m not qualified for “this thing” – because of failures in my past – has been my biggest battle over the last year.

So I can sort of relate to Jon’s post. I’m just sayin’.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Okay. I know I’ve already mentioned Dr. Horrible this week.

But y’all.

There is so much symbolism and satire and sub-text in those three fifteen-minute webisodes about a low-rent supervillain wanna-be (WHO BLOGS!) that it makes me flat-out giddy.

Also: Neil Patrick Harris is brilliant, the end.

David and I were talking about the whole Dr. Horrible thing this morning (David has been a Joss Whedon fan for years, but I have not been on board quite as much because as smart a show as Buffy was, HELLO, THE VAMPIRES OFTENTIMES HAD STRANGE TEXTURES ON THEIR FACES, and it’s hard for me to enjoy a television program when I’m suppressing the urge to gag.)

(I have texture issues, you know.)

Anyway, we were talking about how at its core Dr. Horrible is all about the nature of evil – and the consequences of giving in to evil. And I guess that’s what I love so much about it, besides the brilliantly witty writing, of course: the illustration of how revenge / bitterness / hatred never, ever affects the object of the hatred as much as it affects the hater. You know that old saying about how lingering unforgiveness towards another person is like you drinking poison and expecting the other person to die?

Well. Yes. That.

Not to mention the world’s willingness to embrace evil – to celebrate it, even.

So here’s my favorite song – a turning point in the plot wrapped up in a sassy musical number. And if you’d like to see the whole thing (again, not for the young’uns), you can download it here.

Sweet mercy if I were still in grad school I would incorporate Dr. Horrible into many-an-essay.

But since I’m not, y’all get to listen to me go ON and ON and ON about it here.

You must feel ever-so-fortunate.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

There’s a book giveaway going on at allaccess today!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

We saw the trailer for High School Musical 3 at the movie this morning, and I promise you that a Solemn Hush fell over the theatre when all the kids in attendance caught a glimpse of Troy and Gabrielle.

So. I’m guessing that this movie is going to make some COIN at the box office.

And did you catch those lyrics? THEY MAKE ME SO HAPPY.

GAME ON.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Anne has a cool opportunity to help pastors in the Dominican Republic. Click here to find out all the details.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

This is not for your kids. Well, I mean, I guess it could be for your kids if you’re way less uptight than I am, but still. I would not recommend it for your kids.

However, it is dead-on satire for real-live grown-ups, and it works on about a hundred different levels. It’s hysterical and clever and poignant and brilliant – a little pop culture present – sort of like “The Office” wrapped up in a Christopher Guest movie and topped with a big ole Buffy “Once More, With Feeling” bow. It’s also the first time that a superhero’s nemesis – Captain Hammer, in this case – has reminded me of Conrad Birdie. Big points for that.

The live streaming is only available through midnight tomorrow, so get to clickin’, my friends. The button above will take you where you need to go.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jeana writes: The heart of frugality is spending little money on the things that don’t matter to you so you have more money to spend on the things that are important to you.

Read the whole post right here.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Jennifer writes: If we don’t know the truth about who we are, why we’re here, where we came from and where we’re going, we’re on shaky ground to begin with; and when we deny the existence of objective truth on matters of what is good and bad, what is right or wrong, we lose control of our own lives.

Read the rest right here.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Shaw-awn needs our help.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

When I grow up, I want to write like Veronica and Jennifer.

Just in case you were wondering.

And Jennifer has a really thought-provoking post on her blog today: It’s nothing personal.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

SJ has written a great post about Twitter over at BlogHer. Check it out, tweets.

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Monday, July 7, 2008

At Deeper Still I noticed a group of women wearing brown t-shirts. They were sitting together just a few rows up from where I was, and I wondered what their connection was – how they knew each other, if they were from the same church, etc.

Earlier today a reader named Stephanie sent me a link to this post. So I read. I made it about four paragraphs before I went into the ugly cry.

And now I know the story behind the brown t-shirts. It’s more beautiful than I could have imagined.

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Friday, July 4, 2008

I’d vote for ’em.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

So Shaw-awn, Travis and Cindy Morgan are going to be touring together this December on the Compassion International Christmas Tour.

I’m pretty confident that it’s going to be about 192 kinds of awesome to see those three performing together.

And if you think your church might be interested in hosting one of their shows, you can find contact information right here.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A friend of mine who knows a thing or four thousand about music sent me an email the other day that said, “Hey. You need to check out Brooke Fraser. I think you will like her. A LOT.”

And my word he wasn’t kidding.

Yay for new favorites.

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Love this post by Carlos.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

This post of Kathryn’s made me giddy with excitement.

I know. I know. I have issues.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bath & Body Works is having their semi-annual two-for-one home fragrance sale.

Or, as I like to call it, Time To Buy All The Candles.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Carol has a book giveaway going on at her place. Click here to check it out.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Jen from Lots of Scotts has written a great post about finding balance in our lives. You can read it right here.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

This post of Melanie’s really encouraged me this morning.

And the comments are great, too.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

“…are we the most aggressively inarticulate generation to come along since, you know, a long time ago?”

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

There’s some very cool news right here.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

I think this is such a fun idea.

Met-My-Mate Mondays at Vitafamiliae.com

And if you missed it this week, you can jump in next week.

Should make for some mighty fun reading.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Here’s Annie, inspiring us again.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

This post by Mary at Owlhaven is not only thought-provoking, it’s challenging.

And that’s a mighty fine combination if you ask me.

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In case you somehow missed it, Shannon has a great giveaway today.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Marti texted me from the Dave Barnes show last night to tell me that his opening act, Hilary McRae, was “FIERCE.”

And after checking out this clip on You Tube, I would have to agree.

Love her voice a million times.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Our friends Todd and Marti are going to see Dave Barnes perform in LA tonight.

And it’s freaky, really, how excited I am for them. Because they are in for such a delightful musical treat.

And so I thought I’d share this clip of what may be my favorite Dave Barnes song. This song reminds me of summertime and Mississippi and hanging out with my best friends in the world.

Even though I’ve never actually listened to this song in Mississippi, nor I have listened to it while hanging out with my best friends in the world.

But if that were to happen?

IT WOULD BE SO AWESOME.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears mentioning again.

Once a week, Heather creates awesome family nights for, well, her family.

You can read all of her ideas right here.

So creative and fun.

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Lysa has some new info regarding She Speaks over at her place.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

David needs a new office chair. This would be my pick.

Strangely enough, I don’t think he’s going to go for it.

Maybe because of all the large flowers.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Shannon has a GREAT music giveaway going on at her place today.

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Wednesday, June, 4, 2008

This post by Brant is beautiful.

Link via Shaun.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Heather’s little girl Emma really needs our prayers.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Since it’s my anniversary and all, I thought I would share a link to a sermon about marriage that got ALL UP IN MY BIDNESS when I heard it. It’s a strong word, and it goes completely against the grain of what our fast-food, feel-good culture tells us about marriage. Truth be told, it goes completely against the grain of what a lot of our churches tell us about marriage. This is not 5 Simple Ways To Feel More Fulfilled. :-)

And you can listen right here.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

This post of Shaun’s is well worth your time.

And this post of Annie’s had me amen’ing right here on the couch. Where I’m still sitting in my pajamas. At 10:54 in the morning, oh thank you.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Kelly has had a stroke of brilliance and is doing a Favorite Rooms Carnival – so fun!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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Monday, May 26, 2008

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Cancer Q&A

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I’ve gotten several emails lately asking me about the Kavu bag that I consider to be the best travel purse in the whole wide world. So here’s the link – just in case you were wondering.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

I checked out The Lima Bean Monster from the library today, and as soon as I read it to Alex, he asked me to read it again. And again.

And then wanted me to read it tonight before bed.

It’s a good ‘un for little boys.

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Trista is running a special on new blog design orders; you can find the info right here.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Love this post by Annie.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Cancer Q&A

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bonus points for use of the word “buttercup.”

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

This makes me laugh and clap my hands.

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So there’s this new thing called Mommybar. And I think some of you might enjoy it.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

I think this arrangement is absolutely gorgeous.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Heather has some great ideas for a fun family night.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bart and his kids have some smooooooth moves.

No kidding. I laughed until I cried. And then I laughed some more.

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VOTE FOR DAVE BARNES, OH THANK YOU

Also, his video debuts on TRL this afternoon at 2:30 central time.

And I haven’t watched TRL in about seven years, but I have the DVR set for today.

I mean, a real-live Jesus-lovin’ Southern boy up on the MTV?

TRIPLE LOVE IT.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Lysa has written an absolutely beautiful post about marriage. You can find it right here.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

“The Mole” is probably our favorite reality show ever. It hasn’t been on in five or six years, but WE ADORED IT.

And starting June 2, it’s baaaa-ack.

OH, HOLLA.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Read this.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Antique Mommy is giving away one of those Flip video thingies. And I hear that the Flip video thingies are very cool indeed.

Want to enter the giveaway?

Click here.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My favorite black flip flops are right here, my friends.

For $10.99.

OH YES MA’AM.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

COME ON, NOW:

“Christ’s call is to save the lost, not the stiff-necked; He came not to call scoffers but sinners to repentance; not to build and furnish comfortable chapels, churches, and cathedrals at home in which to rock Christian professors to sleep by means of clever essays, stereotyped prayers, and artistic musical performances, but to capture men from the devil’s clutches and the very jaws of Hell. This can be accomplished only by a red-hot, unconventional, unfettered devotion, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the Lord Jesus Christ.” – C.T. Studd

You can find more great quotes from C.T. Studd right here.

(HT to my pastor, who quoted Studd in his sermon yesterday.)

(And I’m thinking that if you’re a guy, “Studd” is about the coolest last name ever.)

(I’m just sayin’.)

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Shalee wants you to Bite Back – and she even has some fabulous prizes!

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Um, Phil Wickham? You are brilliant.

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“Religion can be a cover up for our isolation from God.”

“Nowhere in Scripture do we see salvation as merely jumping out of the line to hell.”

“God will not let us rob Him of glory by separating salvation from transformation.”

“He Who is able to save is more than capable of giving us daily victory.”

Click here for more.

It’s a good word.

(If you’d like to listen on your iPod, you can sign up for the podcast here.)

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

DoveAwards

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This post of Amanda’s resonated with me so deeply that I was still thinking about it when I went to sleep last night. It’s a strong word.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Lots of people think of blogging as a means to a book-writing end. I disagree. I think blogging in and of itself is enough – at least for me. And this morning I ran across a completely different take on the blogging / book writing connection.

While I don’t share the author’s desire to write a book, I totally get what she’s saying. And you can read the article right here. So interesting.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

If you live within driving distance of Birmingham (Alabama, not England), you might be interested in this.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

We can’t seem to quit watching this show in our house. It’s like American Idol meets the Sweeney Sisters. And apparently we find that combination oddly compelling.

I just found this recipe. Now I have to make it. Because it looks divine.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Vicki is having a really cool progressive lunch party today. And you are totally invited.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Please pray for these families in Uganda.

Monday, April 14, 2008

My husband loves this.  

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I amen’d all the way through this post of Veronica’s.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Dave Barnes‘ new CD is only $5.99 on iTunes right now. FIVE DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS. Click here to check it out.  

Friday, April 11, 2008

Barb has some big news.  

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Anne says: “We know worship is a lifestyle…“but “do we? Do we really?”

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LOVING. THIS. The band is needtobreathe. And I do enjoy them.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2008  

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tamara emailed me this link earlier this afternoon, and I’ve watched it three times in the last ten minutes. It makes me laugh out loud. A lot.  

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Monday, April 7, 2008

(There’s nothing “awesome” about this – but I thought I’d pass along this info so that we can pray for this family.)

No matter what I’m going through in my life, there’s a soundtrack. And yesterday afternoon, when I was trying to get my thoughts together for my post on Believing God, I thought about how the soundtrack for that particular time in my life was All Selah, All The Time. I played their CD’s so much that Alex – who was all of 1 1/2 – would toddle around the house and try to sing the first few lines to “Way Down Deep.” It’s still one of his favorite songs.

Last night I got an email from a reader named Kara, and she explained that Todd Smith – who’s a member of Selah – and his wife Angie are going through an absolutely heartbreaking time. You can read their story here. Please keep them in your prayers.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I am LOVING this CD.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Now granted, I’m not exactly the bloggy source for health and wellness information, but I thought this article about weight-loss was super-interesting.

Because somehow taking off 10% – and then camping out there for awhile – seems totally do-able. Not to mention that it’s probably way more effective than the strategy I employed for most of my 20’s: trying to lose forty pounds in two days.  

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I think of a swimsuit as a necessary evil. But I really do love the suits from Lands’ End because they’re durable, they fit well, and they help me to feel a little bit cute in a situation where I have no reason to feel cute WHATSOEVER.

So yesterday we got the Lands’ End catalog, and I found several that might be possibilities if I were in the hunt for a new suit (which, oh praise the Lord, I’m not) – like this one, and this one, and this one.

In case you were wondering.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

It was GOOOOOOOD.  

 

In which Shaun shows us all how to make a themed birthday cake. And it’s AWESOME.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Click on the CD cover for a GREAT (one day only!) 2-for-1 deal on Matt Maher’s incredible new CD, Empty and Beautiful.  

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And for what it’s worth, this is my favorite worship music CD in a really long time. There’s a song called “Great Things” that a lot of us will be singing in our churches within the next year, OH TRUST ME. And there’s a song called “Look Like A Fool” that is so joyous that it makes me all teary-eyed. Delightful.  

Sunday, March 30, 2008  

Give It Away  

Amy has had an absolutely brilliant idea. Click on the button to find out all about it.

Friday, March 28, 2008

My friend Shaw-awn? He writes real purty-like.

My friend Mary Jo showed me this clip last night. And she told me the story of how Carrie Underwood’s grandfather made his first trip to the Grand Ole Opry the night that his granddaughter sang this song.

And you know, I imagine that it was pretty special for him.

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