Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's (not that) Complicated . . .

Caelen just received the Botkin girl's new book called;  in the mail this morning.  She has been looking forward to reading it for . . . let me see . . . a while, and she very kindly said that I could borrow it as well.  It is a great book on how godly young ladies should treat young men in our day and age . . . an awesome tool for all of us girls if you ask me :) You know, I haven't read any reviews or a synopsis of it yet, but here is a quick overview of it by Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr. :

How do young men and young women interact with one another when marriage is not in view? Can young men and young women be ‘friends’? And how does a young woman guard her heart, preserve her purity, and walk in integrity without treating young men with disdain? In It’s (Not That) Complicated, Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin address these and other questions with wisdom, grace, transparency, and biblical acuity.
— Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr.

Also, here are some of the pictures from their website; http://visionarydaughters.com 
That didn't make it to the front cover.  I thought they were pretty good :)





{All pictures borrowed from: http://visionarydaughters.com/2011/11 }

Weren't those great???  
Also while I'm on it, (I know, I'm kind of rattling on now :P ) we were talking with our friends the other day about how brothers and sisters DON'T EVER show affection out in public any more (and probably don't ever anyways).  Nowadays, if a stranger sees a brother and sister holding hands or hugging each other, or showing "affection" of any kind, they automatically think, "Oh!  That young couple must be dating!  How cute!" 
It is heartbreaking how much our society has changed the views on families and siblings today to where the only time a boy holds a girl's hand is if they are dating.  Have you noticed that people will usually look at you like you just came from outer space if you actually enjoy spending time with your siblings instead of or as much as your friends?  

Well, got2go!  Caelen has asked me to practice a duet on the piano with her. . .  Piano is my BANE, but I guess practice makes perfect (obviously though, the guy who made that saying up was extremely mistaken in my case :P )

{Picture from google}

I really wish I could say that Caelen and I looked like this when we played (all smiley and happy), but It actually looks more like this;

-Caelen: "n. .no, wrong note.  That's a flat!"
-Hannah: "Ok, lets start over."
-Caelen: "Not again!  Why don't you let me play the right hand?"
-Hannah: "I can do it, just let me try again."
-Caelen: "*sigh* . . . alright, on the count of 3; one, two, NO! NO! NO!  Not yet!"
-Hannah: "uggggggg!"

*four hours later after much blood, sweat and tears . . .

-Caelen: "Way to go, you finally got the first part down!  *claps*"
-Hannah: "ugggggggg, why don't I play violin for the right hand part?"
-Caelen: "um,  . . . good idea."


1 comment:

  1. this book has sparked my interest. im sure it will be a blessing to the young girls in my youth group.

    thanks for sharing it :)


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