Hello to book discussion with friends! This time it’s all online, but still good. 7 of us are reading through Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of education & this week we’re on chapter 5. I loved this passage particularly. Written in the early ’20s Miss Mason was THEN worried about entertainment. She also talked about how awards systems don’t work within the classroom, that the students only retain what they need to know for the reward & then it’s gone. I haven’t used too many rewards with our children, in regards to schoolwork. But with what little we have done, I agree with her.
Still quoting & learning from the book One Thousand Gifts. I’m surprised the few readers I have, haven’t said- “Enough already!!”, but it has turned into a process for me. I’ve read it & listened to it, and journaled about it, given away copies & listened to particular chapters again.
We were taught the ACTS model of prayer several years ago at our church.
Thinking through those steps improved my prayer life for sure, and I think the message of 1,000gifts has done something similar. Learning to give thanks in any given moment ( good, bad, ugly, beautiful) opens a floodgate of an ACTS prayer. Being in constant communication with the one living God is the biggest blessing!
It is the living of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
And Hello to this little redhead with “boing-boing curls” turning twelve. Inconceivable!!!!!!
This kiddo kicked & bounced in utero, jumped at loud noises even. She would coo & giggle to herself as an infant from day one. She loved on her little brother and trailed her big sister, they would gather all manner of stuffed toys and play “boat” in our big-overstuffed chair.
She has grown into a lanky, strong swimmer & excellent student who always has a sparkle in her eye & a heart for the Lord. And she is turning twelve Saturday!
Let the birthday week commence!