Monday, September 30, 2013

The Seductive Lie of Immodesty, and Re-Claiming Your Identity in Christ

A great article from the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

The Seductive Lie of Immodesty and Re-Claiming Your Identity in Christ

This is not another article on Matthew 5:28, hem lengths, or the horrors of uncovered shoulders. Today I’m writing more as the concerned mother of a teenage girl than as a biblical counselor. I want to take an unflinching look with young people of both sexes at the reality behind immodest dress; the desire to be desired; and where it can lead.
Sixteen-year-old “Vanya” was raised in a Christian family. A former AWANA protégé, she is a superb student and overall good-girl. When she started high school and began social networking, however, she noticed “sexier” girls wearing the fashions her parents forbid. She became dissatisfied with her own looks, associating beauty with short, tight, and low-cut.
On Facebook... Read the rest HERE

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Funny--Tonight you belong to me. Just adorable!!

This family actually comes from Kansas City! Home town pride.

The story behind it is she was afraid of fireworks, so daddy tried to distract her by singing!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Patching Holes in Jeans with Crochet

For some reason, my daughter is getting holes in the knees of her jeans.
I'm not a big seamstress nor am I financially able to just go out and purchase new ones.

So I used crochet!

First, we had one just horizontal tear. I cleaned up strands and crocheted around the edges as you would a pillowcase our towel.
I crocheted a second row around using a slip stitch chain 3 around. Then I crocheted across the hole connect each a loop on each side with a chain 3. This is what the final result looked like.
This is what it looked like on.
Oh, for this pair of jeans, I used Lion Brand Trellis. I chose that one because, well, it's cool looking but also because it is nylon making it a little stretchy. I thought a little stretchy would be good on the knee especially since the jeans were also stretchy.

The other pair of jeans had the hole a little lower than the knee and x-shaped. First, I laid it flat and joined the edges with just a few stitches. Nothing pretty. Just enough to hold it together.
This was before the few stitches.
Next, I crocheted a doily just large enough to totally cover the whole area. This is the pattern I used. I think I only went to round 5 and ended with this...
You would normally sew this on with pink thread, but I didn't have pink. I used a light tan thread. I put a booklet in the slender leg of the jeans which allowed me to sew against it without attempting to stick my hand in the jeans.
Here's the finished product!

I sewed right around the center, around the middle of the circle and then around the edge very well. 

She think she's all cool now and I think her jeans aren't so uber-poor looking!
It's win-win!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Funny--Poop already!

Not a homeschool funny, but a commercial that cracks me up every time I see it.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Will the Real Mexican Independence Day Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Mexican Independence Day Please Stand Up?
Okay, first a disclaimer. This is NOT a Mexican flag in the picture. It's the Italian flag. I didn't have anything to do with that part!

Today is NOT Cinco de Mayo

I just wanted to make sure that point was clear. Today is Mexican Independence Day, however.

A lot of people think that Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is Mexican Independence Day because it is a big ta-doo here in the United States.

In Mexico, however, Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday not a national holiday. It commemorates the day a rag-tag group of Mexican farmers defeated the proud and professional French troops at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Today, in Mexico, it is celebrated in the state of Puebla. Here in the United States, it has become a day to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture.

That is why a lot of people get confused.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

I am still alive...

Have you missed me at all?

If you check out my Facebook page, you know that my computer checked out back in August, it took me over a week to get it back from the shop, and now I'm fighting for the data on my hard drive which they replaced.

What we are working on as a homeschool group.
We also started school, I started being the new director/leader of Cubbies when I've never worked in AWANA before, AND my hubby and I are heading up our revamped homeschool group at church.

To be honest, not having to do a daily blog post has lightened my load a lot. 

While my hubby thinks I should take a sabbatical, he's agreed that I could just post occasionally as the Spirit move me. More from desire and availability than from responsibility and compulsion.

So, you'll be hearing from me but not regularly. In fact, I have a cool freebie I'm going to share in a bit. Hope you'll keep following!

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