Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Books I'm Reading

I always love to see what other Christian women are reading. I think because I was not raised in a home where Biblical femininity was taught I am always trying to learn as much as I can about what the bible says about women and our roles. Here are the books I am reading or have recently finished.

John MacArthur Study Bible.
I love this Bible! I've had other study bibles in the past and was not super impressed by them. The notes all seemed really liberal and circumstantial. But this one seems to be really good. My husband bought it for me because he liked his so much.

Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
This book is so helpful and encouraging! I'm loving it. It's one of those books that causes you to stop and pray constantly.

Large Family Logistics
This book is great for large and small families. The jist is to organize and set up systems that are logical and efficient so that you're not burned out and floundering.

Created to be His Helpmeet
I love this book. I have read it at least once a year, usually twice, for the past 5 or 6 years. Whenever I feel like I'm losing focus or forgetting the reason that God created Eve I read it. I can honestly say it has helped to change our marriage.

She Shall be Called Woman
This is actually a 9 part audio set by Victoria Botkin. It is AWESOME! She is so logical and helpful. I finished all nine hours during a long road trip and am ready to start from the beginning again!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

World Domination and Ramblings

I think all large families find joy in coming up with ridiculous answers to the questions we constantly get about why we have sooooo many children. Most of the ones my husband and I have come up with are inappropriate to share (in my opinion...he doesn't seem to have such high standards :p ).

It's interesting though because you can tell by the way the person phrases their question or comment whether they are thrilled to see a big, happy, smiling family or if they are appauled by such "irresponsible, ignorant, uneducated people" overpopulating the earth.

It is usually pretty easy to tell which category a person falls under. For example, when you hear, "Boy, you sure have your hands full", or "Well thats quite the herd, isn't it". Those people are usually not people who are fans of large homeschooled families. I think my new response to these people will be "Well we figured dozens and dozens of children would be our best shot at world domination. Muahahahahaha (My five year old has a pretty serious evil villain laugh so I think I will train her to do it on cue)!"

On the other hand when you hear, "Wow, its nice to see children who are so well-behaved" (clearly they caught us at a moment when my two-year-old was either sleeping, eating or at home), or "That's a good looking group you've got there". Those are the people who like children and are happy to see smiling faces.

Recently I saw a bumper sticker online that said, "No they're not all mine. I gather all the neighborhood kids then go grocery shopping". I was dying because seriously we CANNOT go to the grocery store without someone asking