Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
October 10th, 2007

Deleted post?  What deleted post?  Ok, so I don’t get how the whole RSS feed works, but apparently a number of you get an email version of what I post.  Despite the obvious question, “why would anybody want the intellectual equivalent of Jello emailed to them three times a week?” I just want to say thanks for the emails and I decided to unpost that entry because, well, uh, just because. But I am feeling *much* better, with special thanks to my daughter who supplied me with a large stash of liquorices jelly beans, chocolate covered malt balls and a bag of Yoders famous ginger snaps.  Moo.


Yesterday one of my other daughters was given a copy of a new magazine.  I thumbed thru it this morning and was impressed. It is really well done (excellent layout) and fabulous content.  It’s called, “bloom!” and it’s a magazine by Christian teenage girls for Christian teenage girls.  The tag line states, “Encouraging girls on their journey towards Biblical womanhood”.  Best of all, this is a free magazine, and second best of all, one of the editors (Joanna) is a friend of Ryann.


We have the May 07 version and here is a part of one wonderful feature (I hope it’s ok that I’m reprinting this!)


How’s Your Attitude? By Megan Dutill and Joanna Suich


When your Mom asks you to feed your baby sister, you…

a)      grumble and complain and eventually do it.

b)      Smile obediently and get right to it

c)      Agree to do it, but paint applesauce al over your sister’s face


You see an older man trying to open a door, but his arms are full.  You…

A)    open the door slowly for the man after your mom tells you three times to help him.

B)     Rush forward and open the door for him

C)    Move out of the way so he can open the door for himself


It’s your turn to make dinner.  You…

A)    argue you shouldn’t have to make dinner

B)     joyfully sing to the Lord as you cook

C)    bribe your brother to do it instead of you


Your friend calls to say her brothers are sick. You…

A)    tell them to take Dr. Ugg’s Sup Suction Sickness Pills and then quickly change the subject

B)     ask her if there’s anything you can do to help

C)    tell her to keep her brothers away from you so you don’t get it


You’re having a hard time getting along with your siblings. You…

A)    only play with them when you’re absolutely bored

B)     pray about it because you know Jesus wants you to get along

C)    start digging out old movies to watch with them whenever you’re stuck together so you can avoid their company


There are a total of ten questions, and it ends with an admonition to be others’ minded and encourages the reader with Phil 3:14 – Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure children of God.


Neat, eh? I love how it edifies and shares truth with a lighthearted style. Other topics covered are time management, a Q and A session on why or why not wear makeup, natural health remedies (skin protection), the benefits of memorizing scripture, craft / project ideas and more.  This seems to be an excellent resource for girls between the ages of 8 and 18.  You can click here for the website and there is a link on the side bar for the free subscription form  It’s a pdf form and I had a little trouble trying to download it; I imagine you could also email them to get signed up:


Hooray for super finds! And speaking of super finds, you also might want to check out the grand Trivium Pursuit scratch and dent sale.  It’s for today and tomorrow only!




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  1. Ruth said,

    on October 10th, 2007 at 10:12 am

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    Thanks for letting us know about this great magazine and the Trivium sale.

    I'm glad you're feeling better. I missed the deleted post but it's good to know you feel better.


  2. CAgirlwithasoutherndrawl said,

    on October 10th, 2007 at 11:31 am

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    Holy Heckums. I thought *I* was the only one to get that entry because I am so special.


    I have news to share……so be prepared. No, not baby news or anything that exciting. Hey, I get to see you Friday and then Sunday when we come to your church! My weekend is looking fabulous.


    (because my name aitn't long enough spelled normal)

  3. ClagettsFLStyle said,

    on October 10th, 2007 at 12:59 pm


    I'm always looking for good things to put in the hands of my two teenage girls.

    This looks really good.

  4. jess4him said,

    on October 10th, 2007 at 1:29 pm

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    Cool.. I always like finding a good magazine. 🙂

    … but mine usually consist of gourmet recipes, cute house decorating ideas, and what to do with rags you can't get a gross smell out of.. etc.

  5. drewsfamilytx said,

    on October 10th, 2007 at 1:59 pm

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    Nothing like chocolate malt balls to make a girl feel better.

    And if you're feeling really bad, dump them into a baggie and hit them with a hammer a few times. Add to some ice cream and a little milk. Blend and enjoy!

    Yup, I got ze disappearing post in my bloglines as well– almost made ya think we're psychic, huh? Bwahahahaha! Anyhoo, when it wasn't on your blog itself, I figured the vent did ya good and you were feeling better.

    You are blessed to have such wonderful kidlets, Jen! Wonderfulness runs in the family. Even if you'd deny it about <i>yourself</i>… I know the truth.

    Love ya,


  6. onfire said,

    on October 10th, 2007 at 4:55 pm


    good jorb!

  7. skdenfeld said,

    on October 11th, 2007 at 9:34 am

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    Don't you wish you could delete more things that way?

  8. 2peter318 said,

    on October 11th, 2007 at 12:14 pm

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    That does sound like a very nice magazine. As my 12yo girl gets older, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing about it. 🙂


  9. AFJen88 said,

    on October 12th, 2007 at 1:42 am

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    I thought I was going crazy when I saw that post and then it wasn't there. 😉 Don't do that to us old ladies! But I wanted to pop on and say I hope it got better (sounds like it did). I hate things like that–you expect it from the world but not those who claim the name of Christ. Like you, I am blessed with a dh who keeps me focused. I am so grateful.

    I just hope you truly did get to sleep in and have cookies and ice cream for breakfast!!!

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