我们想说“thank you"for praying for us these past few weeks.This morning,we turned in the manuscript for our forthcoming book to our publisher.你一定一直在努力祈祷，因为这是我们第一次设法赶上最后期限！新利18luckIM电竞牛!
So instead of writing a post today we want you topop on over to the T4G-一起上福音博客，读一读爸爸去南方神学院的旅行。18luck外围投注You can also listen toaudio from his messagesthere—two of our favorites (you have to scroll down to find them).
Several of you have kindly inquired 18luck外围投注about my pregnancy.I realized that I neglected to pass on my good news: morning sickness is a thing of the past!I am off Zofran and eating more than enough for two.
Currently I'm at almost nineteen weeks gestation.In a week or so I will have a sonogram to find out whether the baby is a boy or a girl.What do you think it's going to be?We'll be sure to let you know.说真的？I will be thrilled with either.I'm still amazed at God's goodness in allowing us to have another child.
昨天在教堂，我们拿起一个摇篮，一些朋友借给我们。As we put it in the back of our car,杰克问我们能不能带个孩子去婴儿床。I told him that we would."我太兴奋了他说。
Mom suggested I have Steve take a picture of me to go along with this post,but I'm not feeling too photogenic right now.Instead,I am going to put on my"proud aunt"hat and share a picture Janelle sent me this morning of my niece Caly.Isn't she the cutest thing??
"看到，children are a heritage from the Lord,子宫的果实是一种奖赏。”"Psalm 127:3
至少这个四岁的人在嘴唇上涂了唇膏，or there18luck外围投注abouts,rather than rub it on his parent's comforter (like one of my precious grandsons did,who of course will remain unnamed).Thanks to Julie Lamey for sending us this cute picture.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
Carolyn (for Nicole,Kristin and Janelle)
上周五我们教堂又开了一个家庭会议室，and once again it was a wonderful 新利18luckIM电竞牛time of instruction from God's Word.This month's topic was"《圣经》中的男子汉和女子汉。Grant Layman ("Uncle Grant") laid down four foundational truths from Scripture 18luck外围投注about our God-given roles as men and women.He then examined our sinful tendency to drift from God's perfect design.
How do we tend to drift??听这个消息and find out!!
嘿，大家好，I FINALLY added some new pics to our photo album.Check it out.
Here's Elisabeth Elliot's take on Titus 2:3-5:
"It would help younger women to know there are a few listening ears when they don't know what to do with an uncommunicative husband,a 25-pound turkey,或者一个两岁的孩子发脾气。
It is doubtful that the Apostle Paul had in mind Bible classes or seminars or books when he spoke of teaching younger women.He meant the simple things,the everyday example,the willingness to take 新利18luckIM电竞牛time from one's own concerns to pray with the anxious mother,to walk with her the way of the cross—with its tremendous demands of patience,selflessness,lovingkindness—and to show her,in the ordinariness of Monday through Saturday,how to keep a quiet heart.
These lessons will come perhaps most convincingly through rocking a baby,doing some mending,cooking a supper,或者清洗冰箱。Through such an example,one young woman—single or married,Christian or not—may glimpse the mystery of charity and the glory of womanhood.""
My sisters and I will be the first to"amen"伊丽莎白说了这些话。我们受到双重的祝福，因为我们有一位母亲和岳母都致力于照顾我们。这周也不例外…
Nancy (Nicole's mom-in-law) took Jack last night so that Nicole and Steve could have some 新利18luckIM电竞牛time out alone.She also watches Jack every Tuesday to bless Nicole with a break.
我妈妈在我写作的时候也在做克里斯汀和我的衣服（这不是一堆小东西）。我们明天去教堂静修，她想从我们的待办事项列表中删除一些东西。She will also be watching Owen during the retreat.
Kaye (that's Kristin's mother-in-law) will be watching Kristin's two oldest kiddos for the retreat.This requires 新利18luckIM电竞牛time off work,but Kaye is happy to do it.
Kim (mom-in-law to me) will be taking Caly while we attend the retreat.Kim also takes Caly each and every Wednesday so that I can as she puts it,"do anything I want."Wow!!
Mom,南茜Kaye,and Kim,we cannot thank you enough for the way that you sacrificially serve each of us.You are living the Apostle Paul's words in Titus 2 and we younger women couldn't be more grateful!!
你不必成为母亲或婆婆，就可以适用提多书2:3-5。Just take a look around and you will find many motherless women in need of that listening ear and practical advice.Give them a call.Offer to babysit or make a meal.Be their friend."Show her,in the ordinariness of Monday through Saturday,how to keep a quiet heart"so that she"may glimpse the mystery of charity and the glory of womanhood.""
(Quote taken from Elisabeth Elliot,"A Woman's Mandate,"fromFamily Practice,ed.直Sproul,Jr.(Phillipsbur,N.J.: P&R Publishing,2001),p。62）
Last week,my wonderful husband sent me the following quote from Theodore Roosevelt.我当然没有资格得到这么高的赞扬；但我今天发布这篇文章是为了鼓励你们所有昨晚睡不着觉的女人，那些在家里和生病的孩子呆了三个星期的女人，或者那些刚刚把干净的地毯踩在脚上的女人。Yours is no ordinary work.然而，even more true is the fact that we serve No Ordinary Savior!He will sustain you and enable you to do all that He has called you to do.By His grace,"as your days,so shall your strength be"（申）33:25).
"No ordinary work done by a man is either as hard or as responsible as the work of a woman who is bringing up a family of small children;因为对她的时间和力量的要求新利18luckIM电竞牛不仅是一天中的每一个小时，而且常常是每晚的每一个小时。She may have to get up night after night to take care of a sick child,and yet must by day continue to do all her household duties well;and if the family means are scant she must usually enjoy even her rare holidays taking her whole brood of children with her.The birth pangs make all men the debtors of all women.Above all our sympathy and regard are due to the struggling wives among those whom Abraham Lincoln called the plain people,以及他如此爱和信任的人；因为这些女人的生活常常是在孤独的宁静高处，self-sacrificing heroism.Teddy Roosevelt,1905
Yes,yes,我们还活着。We were working on the book all weekend,所以今天我们休息一下，去吃午饭，而不是张贴一个帖子。Forgive us please!Here's a picture of"the girls.""
Have super fun weekend.我们星期一就回来。
for Carolyn,Nicole,and Kristin
Here we are the conclusion of our first book of the girltalk book club.What fun it has been to read along with all of you.Your enthusiasm,故事和见解使我们的生活更加丰富。
Our final winner shares a name with our final extraordinary woman—Lydia.She also has some wonderful thoughts to share 18luck外围投注about her namesake.Read her testimonyhere.