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A Pleasant Surprise

Hillary at Quivering Daughters sent me this uplifting award this morning, which is passed among bloggers to show appreciation and recognition for their work. Hillary has just published a book about the abuse the teaching of Patriarchy in Christianity is responsible for, not from theory alone but through bitter real-life experience. She is thus doing a tremendous service to the Body of Christ, and I encourage you all to visit her sight and help promote the healing of Christians everywhere. Thanks Hillary! :-)

Here’s how this award works:

  1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award. (Not required; we understand if you’d rather not.)
  2. Share seven things about yourself.
  3. Pass on the award to up to fifteen deserving bloggers.
  4. Contact the bloggers you chose for the award.

Alrighty then, here’s my seven things:

  1. Life needs all sorts of people: doctors and nurses, cops, teachers, soldiers, builders, artists, etc. Spiritually, I’m a soldier. That’s why people run away screaming when I show up in a “hospital”. :-D
  2. In “real life” I’m a stay-at-home mom who has homeschooled her kids, bakes her own bread without a bread machine (but otherwise thinks “cooking” is putting a frozen dinner in the microwave), does a little web development on the side, and doesn’t watch tv.
  3. Before motherhood, I was involved in music (played trumpet), the newspaper business, computer programming, and electronic engineering.
  4. Been married to the same guy for almost 21 years now, and he knows better than to complain about it. ;-)
  5. I want to personally shake spammers by the neck until they get a clue.
  6. I continually waver between eating healthy food (“honor God with your body”) and yummy food (“eat, drink, and be merry”), and have been known to take my ultra-organic supplements with Mountain Dew.
  7. The greatest thrill I can imagine will be that first moment in heaven.

Now it’s time to pass the award along, and I want to focus on less-known blogs:

  1. Coffeetrader News -- truth spoken here
  2. Under Much Grace -- great resource in the battle against abuse
  3. God’s Word to Women -- dedicated to the book by Katharine Bushnell
  4. A Wilderness Voice -- on the problems with the traditional “church” model
  5. Present Testimony Ministry -- Frank Viola’s uplifting message to women
  6. Playmobible -- excellent teaching on what the Bible really says about marriage and divorce
  7. Spiritual Tyranny -- deep commentary on the problem of micromanagement and abuse in Christianity
  8. Suzanne’s Bookshelf -- my “go-to” source for Greek expertise
  9. Real Truth About Tithing -- exposing one area of oppression in the Christian community

I’ll try and contact all these sites; please let me know if you don’t hear from me as I probably can’t find a contact form or email.

Posted 2010-09-22 under quivering, patriarchy