Thursday, April 21, 2016

Refreshing Read on Parenting

I have often heard people joke about babies being a "little bundle of depravity" and it has always bothered me. I understand that it is somewhat tongue-in-cheek and it is a joke intended to drive home the reality that we are all fallen, but I think it overlooks a great truth--namely that we are created in God's image. The personhood of every child coming into this world is something at which we should marvel! That is why I appreciate the following article by Jen Wilkin.  Your Child Is Your Neighbor

Monday, April 11, 2016

Poetry Study-Langston Hughes

Mother to Son

Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.

"Never be within doors when you can rightly be without." -Charlotte Mason

Wednesday, April 06, 2016


For the past two mornings we have had some lovely visitors at our bird feeders. They arrive just a little after 6 a.m.