12 October 2012

Weekend linkage

"Hmmm. If I was an apron, where would I be?"
-Jared

"When it's crying in the middle of the night, I will call it your baby. When it's being really cute I will call it my baby."
-Jared

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Pregnancy happenings: Here is the first picture we've taken since finding out the Tadpole was on its way. I know, not too impressive. At 14 1/2 weeks, there's just a vague thickness about the middle. Use your imagination!

I am beginning to wonder if I will ever appreciate coffee or squash again. Even though I've stopped feeling sick, those two things are still 100% disgusting. I wouldn't actually mind about the coffee, far as consumption goes (there is always tea!). But it makes me kind of sad that I can't even walk into a cafe these days without gagging.

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Oh horrors: Starbucks is running out of artificially flavored pumpkin sauce.

Little acorn people in little walnut houses. Be prepared to squee.

Why are we trying to sound posh? "Britishisms are everywhere. Call it Anglocreep. Call it annoying. Snippets of British vernacular . . . that were until recently as rare as steak and kidney pie on these shores are cropping up in the daily speech of Americans (particularly, New Yorkers) of the taste-making set who often have no more direct tie to Britain than an affinity for Downton Abbey."

Weddings worldwide, from group ceremonies in China to a royal couple from Brunei.

Emma Thompson has written a sequel to Peter Rabbit!

A nice post from Tim Challies: The Extraordinary Value of Women. "Women are no mere afterthought, but are an integral and equal part of God’s design for human beings. The Bible is unique in that it honors women as women, exalting them for their femininity, and encouraging them to seek honor in a uniquely feminine and God-glorifying way."

Marc Cortez on the supposed "golden age" of the Church: "Maybe we’d be better off saying that every age is a Golden Age; that is, a time when God is still faithfully working through his people to spread his gospel and display his glory throughout this broken and fallen world."

This story is quite amazing. "More than half a century after their previous meeting, the two men approached each other on the bridge on the river Kwai. After bowing formally, Nagase nervously acknowledged that the Japanese Imperial Army had treated the British appallingly . . . When they next met, in a Tokyo hotel room, Lomax carefully read out a letter he had written assuring Nagase of his total forgiveness."

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