Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thankful Thursday: websites

To be perfectly honest, I'm having a hard time composing 10 things I'm thankful for today. I'm still really dragging from The Waitress incident this weekend. I know I have tons to be thankful for right now, but I'm really having to force myself to do this. So if my list seems trivial, sorry...I'm just happy to have made myself do it. So thank you for making me do it!

1. Biblegateway.com Awesome site for finding Bible Passages, word studies, etc.

2. Bible in a Year I love that everyday God's word comes to me in an e-mail, and in a year I'll have read the whole Bible. I must confess I've missed a few days or sometimes only skimmed it, but it's definitely been a blessing and I love how the connections between the Old and New Testaments show up.

3. A way to learn Bible verses Every day they send you an e-mail. The first day, you type out the entire verse while looking at it. In subsequent days, they give you less and less of the verse with more blank squares, so by the end of the week you have it memorized. I just started this so we'll see how long I last :)

4. Want more in depth Bible study? I love using the Blue Letter Bible. My favorite function is being able to use the Greek/Hebrew and Concordance function.

5. We're using Danielle's Place for our Sunday School, and we've used it at home for Bible time with our kids. It makes learning about God fun for the kids...and us :)

6. Want a recipe? Try All Recipes...I love that there is a place for reviews.

7. Looking for a bargain, and maybe a little drama? Try the Bargain Board at BabyCenter. Pretty soon you'll learn which threads to avoid. Although they're sometimes a challenge to find, sometimes you'll hear about a great deal--I've gotten lots of presents for a song (or shipping :)) because of this site.

8. The Fly Lady has helped me move my house from CHAOS to presentable...though Matilde coming every other week probably has more to do with that. It's funny how I feel the need to clean (or at least get rid of the clutter!) before she comes to clean :)

9. Crown Financial Ministries has some great financial calculators and tools, though I must say I don't agree with the "How much Mom makes calculator" because it omits several factors, such as the value of benefits (like health insurance and pension) that increase the worth of Mom's job. It works if you're at a "job" not a profession, but for me it was WAY off, since our family's health insurance is through my job and my employer puts 10% of my income in a pension every year. That increases the financial value of my job. The other thing that bugs me is that women may be called to a profession as a ministry--that's definitely how I feel about mine.

10. We've gotten some good deals on hotels using Priceline, but only because Bidding For Travel has such great advice. You can find out what hotels people have gotten in which zones for how much money, and they have strategies (like how to get free re-bids). Downtown NYC in a 4* hotel for $125 a night? Score!

I'm not sure if I'm thankful for this site or not, but it's a totally addictive game: The Airforce Test. The goal is to keep the red square from being hit by the blue boxes or hitting the walls for as long as possible. Supposedly Air Force people are supposed to do this for 2 minutes...I made it 20 seconds and quit :)

Please don't be offended if your site isn't on here...I'll do blogs and cyber friends another day :)

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Okay,

I am impressed. I can only come up with one thing each week. Great list and thank you for sharing from your heart. Love, Lynn

Nise' said...

Great links! I will try the Bible Memory one! Glad you joined in even though you're having a hard time.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Great list and links. I am so sorry about your hurting and will uplift you in pray. Thank you for taking the time out to share your blessings and great list. May the Lord bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel ():)

Denise said...

Bless you for being thankful, even in painful times.

Kim said...

Isn't it funny how we clean before the cleaning lady gets there. I do the same thing.

Jenny said...

You found some fabulous resources! I use to use Danielle's Place when I wrote our Sunday School curriculum. She has so many creative ideas!

Jenny

Mary said...

Great list here girl. Love the links. That's very helpful. Thanks for sharing wisdom. Blessings on your day.

Diane said...

What a great list. THank you for taking the time and the energy to share this great list.

Diane

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Thanks for the links. I'm sorry about the miscarriage. I know how painful it is--it's really exhausting to think about, even years later. Praying for peace in your heart.

blessings~

Gretchen said...

I love Bible Gateway.com, too. It's so fun to see all the different translations. Blessings on your week.

Alycia said...

What a great list and something that so many will be blessed by!! Crown Financial Ministries is a super one, as are the other ones too that I've visited before. Blessings to you this TT, from Okinawa Japan!

eph2810 said...

I know some of the links, because I use them as well--especially Bible Gateway I use a lot :)
I will have to check out some of the other links though. I have heard much about the "Fly Lady" site. Never have made it over there.

Thank you so much for sharing your thankfulness with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.

PS: You don't have to write 10 things you are thankful for...if you only come up with one or two that is fine as well :)