the tag:

Zanne tagged me this week with these instructions:

(1) Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
(2) Open the book to page 123
(3) Find the fifth sentence
(4) Post the next three sentences
(5) Tag five people

Not surprisingly the nearest book is Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel.  I keep it handy these days.  (sidenote: I found out she’s one of the speakers at the SBC Women’s Conference – yee haw!)  If this book hadn’t been sitting right behind me you would’ve ended up with Stephen King’s “Blaze”.   (I didn’t like the ending by the way.)

Now let’s see… page 123… it’s a Toolbox page for the chapter entitled “Seeing the Big Picture”.

Sentence #5) “When your child gets good grades, reward him by allowing him to buy a decoration for his bedroom.”  (Which pertains to the Scripture reference just above it; Proverbs 24:3-4)

The next three sentences are as follows:
“Proverbs 1:8-9 ‘Listen my son [daughter] to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.  They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.’  Buy a necklace for your child and hide it.  Then, when your daughter chooses to obey you rather than go her own way, reward her with the necklace.
(Like Zanne, I shared an extra sentence.  Now you don’t have to wonder what the hidden necklace was for.  You’re welcome.)

I love this book.  I love that it uses Scriptures in creative ways to encourage your children to be diligent in making good choices and it encourages them to know their Bible verses!

And the tags are……  Matt, Rachel, Michele, Mandie, Jaime.


6 responses to “Tagged!

  • Rachel

    Hey! I got tagged! I guess I better get on it. Thanks for the shout-out! I need to read that book.

  • mandie

    i will do this tomorrow

  • Michele

    D’oh! This is the second time in the last week I’ve been tagged for this meme. I guess I better get on it then. 🙂

  • mandie

    okay.. the bok i am quoting is hinds feet on high places…

    5th sentence: Thats only one of many such broken placeson the track, and the higher you go, you dear little fool, the farther you will have to fall.
    next3: well, take your choice. Either you must go up there, where you know that you cant, but will end up in a mangled heap at the bottom, or you must come back and live with me as my little slave ever afterward. And the rocks and cliffs seems to echo again with his gloating laughter

    this is a GREAT book for anyone who is or has struggled with their spiritual walk

  • jaime


    nearest book: leading life changing small groups

    page 123, 5th sentence: “Settle private disputes privately (Matt. 18:15-17)”

    next 3 sentences: “Do not keep a record of wrongs (1 Cor. 13:5). Think before you speak (Prov. 15:23, 28). Do no return insult for insult (1 Peter 3:8-9).”

    some background info…this is right in the middle of a box labeled “Key Scriptures for Conflict Management”

    there you go!


  • Matthew

    ok…. it’s been a month… i guess i should do this… ok… a book… hmmm…. lots of magazines… hmmm… here we are…

    “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

    pg- 123, 5th Sentence:

    “Certainly not!” said Alice indignantly.

    next 3 sentences:

    “Ah! Then yours wasn’t a really good school,” said the Mock Turtle in a tone of relief. “Now at ours they had at the end of the bill, ‘French, music, and washing — extra'”
    “You couldn’t have wanted it much,” said Alice; “Living at the bottom of the sea.”

    Thanks, Andi!!!!

    I’ll post this on my blog and tag some other folks!


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