Bookmarks 5/8/13

Bookmarks graphicArrows are Not Cute and Cuddly: What a great piece this was by Doug Wilson on the topic of raising our children to be strong, courageous, and glorious adults who bring honor to their parents and glory to God. If you read on article today, read this one.

Calling Mommy Hot: Owen Strachan takes another look at whether or not husbands should refer to their wives as “hot” in front of others, but this time from the perspective of a Dad who is raising a little girl. You can get the gist from this line: “…if, however unwittingly and unintentionally, I ever give my little girl the impression that her worth is found in her looks, beauty, and hotness, tie a millstone around my neck.” 

Bibles for Teens: Redeemed Reader is back with another list of recommended Bibles, but this time for teens and young adults. I love how they give the pros and cons of the most popular and then rate it on a scale of 1-5.

Don’t Be Morbid, But Let’s Get Practical About Death: Celebrate Every Day with Me shares some very important information on estate planning in this post and encourages us to be prepared for the day when we will leave our loved ones behind.

She Never Saw Herself as a Mother, but Now She Has Six Boys: This post. Oh, this post is a just marvelous. Ruth shares her testimony of God’s grace while observing how he has enabled her to fulfill her callings. Here is a taste of the goodness she served up in this post:

And for us, the redeemed in Christ, the motivation, gratitude, and wonder of overcoming obstacles only increases in the light of God’s faithfulness to make his callings his enablings. Remember the testimony of the Apostle Paul? It was not his credentials, ability, or even appearance, that caused him to be used of God; it was simply his utter submission to Christ. In fact, it is Paul who encourages us with this: “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:10)God doesn’t call the able, but those incapable in their own strength! THIS is the paradox of the Gospel

Mother’s Day Interview: I had the privilege of sharing my heart for motherhood in this article by Melissa Deming in the Texan Digital magazine. You can find the article beginning on page 10 of 24.


  1. Thanks for sharing my post, Jessalyn! So kind of you!

  2. Thank you for including me in this great set. What an honor! That Doug Wilson post really caught my attention as well; I’m still mulling it over! :)

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