It’s so hard, as a mother, to discern the difference between defiance and a display of giftedness. Emily Kiser shares her sweet observations on this issue in her article on Charlotte Mason Poetry today.
I’m thankful to have read her words this morning. Starting the day with gentle encouragement to watch for beauty is a welcomed gift.
…to this song by Mercy Me. My favorite line:
“Give me the strength to be able to sing ‘it is well with my soul.'”
First day of Vacation Bible School is over and we have an awesome song to learn for Sunday.
It’s a jazzed up version of “I Will Sing of the Mercies“.
The kids thought it was a bit difficult, but they’ll be able to sing it with the motions in no time.
Thank You, God, for a fun first day of VBS!
“King of the World,” sung by Natalie Grant has been going through my head so often lately. Almost every time I’m in the car, it’s on the radio, too.
Had to find it on YouTube.
When Did I Forget?
“I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it
lasted for thousands and thousands of years.”
While reading Sofia Cavalletti’s Teaching Doctrine and Liturgy, I ran across this profound paragraph. Saving it here will give me a chance to mull it over. Though others don’t see a way to combine Montessori and Mason methods, I tend to see a relationship that suggests the possibility of a balancing sort of friendship. We’ve seen this at home over the years. Why not within the Sunday School setting? Hence, my second (or, is it third?) review of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd resources. This study is part of an inner challenge to “map out” a combination of the two methods in order to create a beautifully calming form of instruction.
Let the little children bring their parents to Jesus!
“The success of this program was not limited to the children alone, who were delighted by the unfolding marvels of the liturgy and by the words of the Gospel, thus revealing the potential treasures hidden in their hearts; it impressed also the parents. These, faced with the expression of the ingenuous but serious and profound faith of their children, became disturbed at their own tepidity and sometimes at their ignorance in matters of faith. They asked for help, anxious to cooperate in the full religious education of their children.”
“It’s such a luxury to pick your own flowers.”