What I’ve Managed To Read And/Or Watch In Light Of, Well, The Puppy

— We are watching American Idol right now, and I am enjoying this speedier approach to the festivities. I think it’s a nice change that the preliminary rounds won’t take as long, and I like that we’ll be in the heart of the competition a little faster. It’s also fun seeing more of what’s going on behind the scenes with the mentoring and the coaching and the “mic-ography” and the styling.

— Dave Barnes’ new video for “Good,” his latest single, is just about the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen.

— I can’t remember how I ran across this blog post by Mo Isom called “I Just Got Engaged And Immediately Doubted My Decision,” but oh my goodness. I so wish I’d had this kind of wisdom when I got engaged 17 years ago. Such great perspective on marriage.

— Jessi at Naptime Diaries has such well-designed, original printables every month. I am such a fan of having fun, colorful, encouraging stuff to put on our walls, and for only $5 each month, you can download all sorts of great printables (and in lots of sizes). You get calendar pages, scripture memory cards, wall hangings – all sorts of goodies that will brighten whatever month it happens to be.

— This is different from normal linky material, but last week my friend Amie Beth linked to this video, and while the subject matter is interesting, what I love the most is the way Ravi Zacharias responds to the man who asks the question. He’s respectful, logical, pointed, and gracious.

— This post by Nester is so great: “Why You’ve Got to Have Guests When Your House Isn’t Perfect.”

— I hope y’all have a great Wednesday!


And so does Hazel.

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  1. kuliejellogg says:

    Now all you need to do is grab another cutey-cute-cute puppy and name her Pearl so you’d having a matching set of sweeties like I do. My daughters are Hazel and Pearl. :)

    • Love your daughter’s names. My granddaughter’s name is Ava Pearl. We call her A Pearl (her big sister, Nora’s name for her), Pearl, Ava and Aba and she answers to them all. ;)

  2. Susan in Indiana says:

    I think you should include a picture of Hazel in every post. She’s totally adorable and makes me smile. It would be like a public service… to brighten your faithful readers’ days.

  3. Aww, sweet Hazel looks so comfy and at home.

  4. Sweet puppy.

    I like AI so much better this year. They went from the worst season, in my opinion, to what looks like a great one.

    Thanks for the links. Tomorrow is my youngest boy’s birthday. He’s 12 and that video just about did me in. I’m going to share it on my blog.

  5. I love Ravi Zaccharias — if you like him, you may also love Os Guiness. He’s equally thoughtful and brilliant, and has written many books. Our church brought him in as a speaker a few years ago, and he also spoke at a local university.

  6. Well that’s too much sweet in one post! First heard that song on The Message during my free XM trial a month or so ago and absolutely fell in love with it. I didn’t think it was possible to love it more until I just watched that video. Agreed – sweetest thing EVER! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for introducing me to Dave Barnes. I love this song and video!