Saturday, December 13, 2008

I've Been Tagged

I have been tagged twice now, but the first one I have never done. (Sorry, Becky) I have been so busy lately with our 6 children, homeschooling, and Christmas preparations that I seldom even check e-mail. This explains the almost month that has lapsed since my last blog update. Monday is our last day of school and then we have almost 3 weeks off- YEAH! I hope to do an Ellie update soon so check back!
Back to being tagged- The second one was quite a bit simpler and involved less time so here goes:

Trina, who I met during my wait for Ellie as her son is also from Yunnan( tagged me and here are the rules:

1. Grab the nearest book

2. Turn to page 56

3. Find the 5th sentence

4. Post the text of the sentence on your blog along with these instructions

5. Don't search for your favorite book or the "coolest" book- just grab the closest

Ok, I'll admit, our computer is in David's office and I grabbed a book he is reading and the sentence made no sense out of context. The next closest was the Bible, but the particular sentence was " 'Jacob,' " he answered." Well, what can I say about that so I cheated a little and grabbed the closest book that I have been reading. The title is Your Girl - Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World- by Vicki Courtney. It is a great book about protecting our girls and raising them to be Godly in this most ungodly world that we find ourselves living in. It speaks alot about very pertinent topics like modesty, limiting exposure to wordly TV programs (that would include almost every program), movies (again the majority to say the least), and magazines, as well as the dangers of what the world calls "dating".

The 5th sentence on the 56th page is:
When I told her no, she responded with, "Mom, it's not like I'm going to start cussing and doing bad stuff if I see one little movie."

Vicki continues discussing the fact that as we allow ourselves and our children to be exposed to ungodly influences, we quickly do become desensitized to the evils of this world.

Again, this is a wonderful book and a must read for every mother. There is also a companion to this book for mothers who have sons. Check out Vicki's web sites for other info: and

Now for the tagging:
Kim @
Sharon @
Rebecca @

I doubt that I'll accept another tag as this took longer than I expected, but I hope and pray that someone out there will read this book and be encouraged to be more purposeful and intentional in raising their daughters to be Godly.