Adam’s Blog

This is what I imagined Adam’s blog might be like

Title: Out of Eden

About Me: First man created by God from dust. Lived in paradise until I let my wife talk me into taking a bite out of the big apple. Currently making a living working the land.

Intended Audience: Working husbands and fathers.

Blog Excerpt – What Future Fathers Need to Know About Labor and Delivery

  1. Childbirth is not pretty. It’s messy and terrifying.
  2. Your wife will be in an unimaginable amount of pain.
  3. Do not under any circumstances remind your wife that she brought this pain on herself when she just had to take a bite of the apple because she just had to know everything.
  4. If under any circumstances you forget #3, move quickly out of your wife’s reach.
  5. When you see your son for the first time, rejoice!
  6. Don’t let their angelic faces fool you, our children are sinners.
  7. Remember God promised that our children will be saved!“So the LORD God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel’.” (Genesis 3:14-15 NIV)

The blog’s in your court! Do you have a title in mind? Do you picture a different post from Adam?

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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Cain’s Blog

Blog Title:

First Son – Too arrogant

Not My Brother’s Keeper – Liked it but my brother gets enough attention; I’m not giving him any more on my blog.

Raising Cain– Kind of catchy.

Sympathy for the devil – My dad threatened to take a switch to my behind for even considering that title.

Rage Against the Machine – Too angry.

Rebel without a Clue – This is it.

About Me: First. Baby. Born. Ever. ‘Nuff said.

Intended audience: Those of us, especially boys, who are trying to figure out who we are, where we fit in and what life is all about.

Blog Excerpt –

Life is Like a Thorn in the Backside

It’s not easy being the first child born to man. Yeah, it sounds cool, but it actually sucks. I spend my days outside digging in hard soil when paradise is a stone’s throw away! What did I do to deserve this? It was my mom and dad who screwed up! Why do I have to pay for their mistakes? If I sound mad, it’s because I am. I just can’t help it.

I could be running free through soft, green grass, swimming in crystal clear streams, eating sweet fruit, but I’m not. Thanks to my parents making the worst decision ever, I come home every night with scratches all over from the thorns coming out of the ground.

To make matters worse, I know I’m a complete disappointment to my mother. It’s like she expected me to undo the mistake she made. And I like snakes! They’re cool looking.

I feel like a disappointment to God too. But I just can’t help thinking life is so unfair! I try to hide my anger, but one of these days, God’s going to call me on it.

God loves Abel. Abel doesn’t seem to think life is unfair; I wish I could be more like Abel sometimes, but just sometimes. Most of the time I could just murder him!

Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.’ (NIV Genesis 4:6)

Anger can easily slither in, wrap around our hearts and choke out all our good intentions until we are left completely vulnerable to sin. We must be vigilant that anger doesn’t consume us as it did Cain.

So what do you think? Was I too sympathetic to Cain? I had fun thinking up titles for Cain’s blog. Can you think of another title?

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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Ishmael’s Blog

Blog Title: Child Gone Wild

About Me: Call me Ishmael. Everyone does. I used to live with my father, his wife, and my mother, but my mom and I just moved to a new place. I’m lucky to have survived the trip! Now it’s just me and my mom living in the wilderness. It can be fun at times or it can be boring! When it’s boring, I blog.

Intended Audience: Children from broken homes, from families with conflict and tension and boys of single mothers.

Blog Excerpt:

Leaving Home

Life was perfect, and then Isaac was born. All of the sudden my dad started paying more attention to him than me. Dad and I had always been close. He spent so much time teaching me about God and how he created the sky, the stars, the sun and the moon. He shared with me the great promises God made to him and how I would inherit those promises.

I guess I was a little spoiled. I think my parents felt guilty that Miss Sarah didn’t like me much. Whatever. In my parents’ eyes I could do no wrong, and it was great being the center of attention!

Until Isaac came along. Everyone made such a big deal about him. He didn’t seem so special to me –just a puny kid. Then I started hearing that Isaac was really the child God promised to my father and that he would inherit those promises, not me.

Everything was changing! I didn’t like it and it was all Isaac’s fault! At the feast celebrating his weaning, I kept teasing him. I guess I went a little too far cause Miss Sarah got real mad. The next day Mom told me we had to leave.

Leave my home? Leave my dad? Leave my friends? It wasn’t fair! I didn’t want to go anywhere.

“Where are we going?” I asked my mom while she was quickly gathering items to take with us.

“I’m not sure, Ishmael.”

“We’re just going to wander in the desert? That’s crazy! We’ll die!”

“We won’t die. Come on; hurry up,” she muttered and pushed me toward the door.

I could tell my mom was afraid even though she tried to hide it. “I’m sorry I teased Isaac. Maybe if I tell Miss Sarah I’m sorry she’ll let us stay,” I chewed on my bottom lip. I didn’t know for sure it was Miss Sarah who was making us leave, but I just couldn’t believe my dad would do this to us.

“It’s not your fault,Ishmael. If any0ne is to blame, it’s me,” Mom said while holding my face in her hands. Then she kissed my forehead.“Let’s go. We’ve got a long journey ahead of us.”

So that was that. One day I’m the favored son; the next day I’m an outcast. Life sucked.

We didn’t have a lot of food or water. Eventually we had none. I feared my mom would die and then what would I do? After that, time gets fuzzy and I don’t remember much.

At one point I woke up with my head in my mother’s lap and fresh cool water on my parched lips. Then our journey got a little easier. Eventually Mom found us a place to live. It wasn’t in a town. She said she preferred to be away from prying eyes. So far, it’s been pretty cool living out here on our own.

I do miss my dad though. I wonder sometimes if he misses me too. Mom doesn’t talk about him very much. One night I asked her why I wasn’t good enough to inherit from my father.

She took my hand, looked me in the eye and said God had other plans for me because when we were in the desert an angel of the Lord told her to ‘”Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation”(Genesis 21:18 NIV).

I guess that’s not too bad. Although I’m not too sure what a great nation is. Oh well, I’m not going to worry about that right now. Think I’ll go practice some archery.

Ishmael out.

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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Martha and Mary’s Blog

Blog Title: M&M: Hostesses with the Mostesses

About Us: Martha is organized and methodical. Mary is dreamy and creative. Together we make a great team. We are two sisters who enjoy entertaining. We believe any get-together can be special and unique. On our blog we share fun ideas and recipes to make your next social gathering a big success!

Intended Audience: The creative and crafty will find good inspiration in our blog.

Blog Excerpt:

Surefire Ways to Make Your Next Dinner a Smashing Success:

  • If possible, have a partner to help with the set-up, cooking and serving dinner.
  • Serve a delicious meal. Our suggestion is a lentil stew seasoned with cumin or coriander, cheese, olives, onions and bread with fresh fruit like melons or figs and an assortment of dried fruits like dried dates and pomegranates (Source). Add a good wine and voila! A perfect dinner.
  • Do as much prep-work the day before as possible.
  • Greet your guests warmly.
  • While preparing the meal, do not neglect your guests. This is another benefit of having a co-host for your dinner. If you are busy in the kitchen, your helper can be with the guests. Then switch! You be with the guests and your helper can take over the cooking.
  • Remember that your guests are your number one priority. Make sure they are comfortable.
  • Also remember that sometimes in life, it’s more important to stop and listen than it is to have the perfect table setting.
  • And last, but certainly not least, if you do co-host a dinner and your helper flakes on you, don’t make a big deal about it!

Hi! It’s Mary sneaking in here. There’s a funny story behind that last tip! My sister would just die if she knew I was telling you all this, but Martha hasn’t always been the perfect hostess!

It was a while ago, and I don’t know if I should give his real name, but a very well-known man stopped by our house for dinner. Of course, as usual, Martha was preoccupied with preparing and cooking the perfect meal, while I was entertaining our visitor. He was simply fascinating! I could have sat at his feet listening to him speak all night long!

When Martha saw me sitting, she figured I was shirking my duties and making more work for her. She got frustrated and said to our important guest, “My sister has left me to do all the work! Tell her to help me!”

I will never forget when our guest, who shall remain nameless, replied, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things,but few things are needed—or indeed only one.Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41NIV).

I felt bad for Martha, then. Her face lost all color and it was obvious she was embarrassed. But she took the words to heart. She learned that serving is a worthy pursuit, but not at the expense of hearing the words of the Lord and learning from them. Oops! I guess I did a little name dropping there.

Your dinner guests may not be as important as this particular guest (and let’s face it nobody is or ever will be as important), but they are still significant. Without them, it wouldn’t be a special occasion. So plan and prepare, but don’t sweat it if everything isn’t perfect. Spend time with the company you keep!

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Are you Martha or Mary? I’m Martha. I am always busy during dinners or parties and have to make myself stop and take the time to visit with guests.

Now for a self-promotional plug! I’m blogging at The Caffeine Coquette today! I hope you’ll click and visit. It’s a short piece that explains why I enjoy running so much!

Brianna

Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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