This is my third effort at coloring and it's from the CH Naturescapes book using Prismacolor and Staedtler markers. Hope the photo looks like the real page...the light in here isn't great. I love bright, vivid colors and don't care what anything is "supposed" to look like!
Prediction: she will barely answer any of these questions. She will say she’s keeping the gender a secret. She won’t give an exact due date. She won’t give any concrete answers on names. And she will say she is having a hospital birth due to her history of bleeding heavily after birth.
Someone else can watch and report back if I’m correct. Jessa is very predictable. She’s wearing a tank top and pants because her sisters bared the brunt of JB’s anger. They paved the way for her and I bet she’s never even acknowledged it with them.
So here’s the problem with being a submissive fundie wife. Allison, what if you r husband wasn’t ok with you resting instead of doing housework? Because not all men are exactly like your husband. What if a friend of yours was in the same situation? But her husband was upset she didn’t do housework? What if he thought it wasn’t a good enough excuse? Your friend would have to do what her husband said. That’s what kills me about fundies like allison. Their perfect husbands are so caring and loving and blah blah blah. So submitting to their husband is no problem. But what about the women who aren’t married to husbands exactly like yours? Are they screwed? Are they to live their miserable lives in submission? Are you better than them because they got a divorce?
this is really impressive given who she is behind. The top 3 are Britney, Prince Harry, and Elliot Page. Those are some huge names/memoirs so to be anywhere close to them in terms of readers' votes means Counting the Cost has caught a lot of attention. I'm pleased for Jill.
Have to agree. A few thoughts: I’ve never been that interested in Britney but she has a massive fan base. Out of the top 8 books in this Goodreads best memoirs of 2023, I’ve read 7 and Britney’s is the one I haven’t read. Is it really that well written? I will have to find out for myself; I just placed a hold on it at the library.
My favorite in this list is You Could Make This Place Beautiful. I expected nothing and towards the end of the book I was brought to tears. I am not a crier. I experienced something profound in Maggie Smith’s writing style and how she wove the telling of her story. Btw, this is not the British actress Maggie Smith but an American author.
I liked Jill’s book and Pamela Anderson’s, and tho I like Harry I found his book to be tedious.I didn’t care for the one by Elliot Page or Paris. Beth Moore’s was meh. She skirted around too many topics. I admire total honesty, like “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jeannette McCurdy (last year’s winner in Goodreads best memoirs).
Becky and Gary were in church last night. Neither of them got out of their seats during the greeting.
Someone asks for prayers for his sister who has Covid for the fourth time.
BIble study was from Exodus, and how it's all actually about Jesus and the hard Christian life, in which you must make a stand. He quizzes them about previous lessons.
At one point, he is trying to describe the original Hebrew spelling and pronunciations of a place mentioned in Exodus 16:1:
And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
He says that "wilderness of Sin" sounds "interesting," (I guess he's trying to say it has nothing to do with the English word sin, although he never really makes that connection), but says it should be pronounced "sine," like the math term.
Then he goes on to say: That wilderness of sine is a Hebrew letter that was named and so, uh, how many have seen, like, the Hebrew letter that has three - David, how do you do that gang sign? Is that right? Yeah, David's good at that. And, uh - he was a kid growin' up in the bus route, he learned how to flash -"
He launches into an imitation of a conversation he supposedly had with his son (that's the David he's addressing), when he was a kid.
"What are you doing? 'Yeah they taught me on the bus, how to flash the gang sign.' I said, 'Stop that! You're gonna get killed or something.'"
Gotta bash those bus kids.
The visuals are a hoot, as he twists his hand around, and ends up flipping his congregation the bird:
He then goes on to try to describe the Hebrew letter, getting it completely wrong, both in his description of the letter and the two sounds it can make, and even conflating whole words with letters. He tells them "I had Hebrew in college, and don't remember much from it."
No kidding. Details under spoiler, if anyone is curious.
The letter he's discussing is ש . If it has a dot over the "arm" on the right, it is pronounced "sh," if the dot is over the left one, it is pronounced "s."
That's all you needed to say, Dave, not that it has anything to do with your sermon. You said it was the vowel sound that changed, not the consonant.
Maybe he thinks it has something to do with the word in Exodus because the name of the letter is sin (if it is pronounced with an "s" sound - shin if it is pronounced "sh").
But wait - there's more! I looked up that verse in the original Hebrew, and the name of the wilderness is סִין. That would be pronounced more like "Seen," (so, neither "sin" nor "sine"), and it starts with a different letter that also makes the "s" sound, so the letter shin (or sin) is not even involved.
ETA - during the dismissal, someone says something to Gary that cracks him up.
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