Tonight I watched “The Celebrity Apprentice” with my best friend, Sarah. Each and every week, I am strangely fascinated by the celebrities running advertising campaigns. Since this is the first season I’ve ever watched, I can’t say how it compares to other seasons. But Stephen Baldwin is one of the contestants! (Note: Out of respect for the emotional content being discussed, I have put my comments about my love of Stephen Baldwin at the end of the post. Scratch that. I accidentally deleted them when I was trying to copy/paste them to the end of the post. So, we’ll talk about Stephen Baldwin and his icy blue eyes another time, I promise.)
So, anyway…”Celebrity Apprentice”. We watch it every week, and each episode continues into the next, so if you miss a week then you miss each action-packed moment. When the teaser plays for the next episode, I want to watch it right then and there. Do not make me wait! At least when my favorite show “Psych” is over, I feel like I’ve had a complete viewing experience having seen one full-length episode. I’m not that into cliff-hangers, which is why I put off reading Jonalyn Fincher’s blog until tonight.
Jonalyn and her husband, Dale, run a ministry called Soulation. Having received Dale’s book, Living with Questions, as a freebie at NYWC (and in the mail again today to do a review–it must be a sign from God), I was pleased to discover that Dale also has a blog and a really cool ministry. Dale also has a really beautiful wife named Jonalyn.
While Dale is a write and post it kind of blogger; Jonalyn is not. She likes to leave you hanging waiting for her next fantastic installment. Because of this, I never really had a chance to dig into Jonalyn’s personal blog like I did this evening. You know, if I read one I’d have to wait for Part 2 and then there were so many old posts that I wanted to read, and this led to that…but I finally devoured Jonalyn’s blog.
Jonalyn Fincher is a fantastic writer.
Especially of interest to many women are Jonalyn’s two series of posts called “A Theology of Female Embodiment I & II”. Part I is composed of five posts that talk about Jonalyn’s recent pregnancy, and Part II is the heart-wrenching details of her “prenatal fetal death”. Clear, honest, and straight forward, Jonalyn doesn’t drown you in her sorrows, nor does she cover her thoughts with Christian catch-phrases.
Start with “A Theology of Female Embodiment I: One Month of Pregnancy”, by clicking here. And because some of you (like my mom) make get lost, I’m gonna post links to each post (and make the pingbacks on her blog go crazy). If you can manage to safely navigate your way though Jonalyn’s blog, just keep reading from Jan. 4 until you get to the end of “A Theology of Female Embodiment II. ”
Oh, and get Jonalyn Fincher’s book, The Ruby Slippers. If her blog posts are this good, imagine how wonderful her book must be!
The only real problem I have with the Finchers is this–they seem to be die-hard Welsh Corgi enthusiasts, while I, on the other hand, am inclined towards Shih Tzus. At least they’re not cat people, right? (Just kidding…I really do like cats.)
Jonalyn Fincher’s Theology of Female Embodiment Links–