|A Mother and Children By a Window at Dusk Viggo Pedersen (1854-1926)|
Is it possible that the mother could, when alone with her children, occasionally hold this communing out loud, so that the children might grow up in the sense of the presence of God? It would probably be difficult for many mothers to break down the barrier of spiritual reserve in the presence of even their own children. But, could it be done, would it not lead to glad and natural living in the recognised presence of God?
-Charlotte Mason, Vol. 2, p. 55
Prayer and housekeeping - they go together. They have always gone together. We simply know our daily round is how we live. When we clean and order our homes, we are somehow also cleaning and ordering ourselves.
Pray without ceasing. I Thessalonians 5:17
|Grace by Erik Enstrom (1875-1968)|
In 1918, photographer Erik Enstrom took this photo of an old peddler that stopped by his shop in the mining town of Bovey, Minnesota. He thought of a simple composition that would help people remember to be thankful in the midst of World War I. It's a good reminder today, too.
|our copy on top of a bookshelf|
Finally, a note about where we might meet over the next month or so. The intimate Homewoods Gathering will by May 15th and 16 in Little Flock (not Rock!) Arkansas. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the flyer. On May 29th will be our bi-annual Awakening session at Shalom Hill Farm in Windom, MN. There are a few spots still available for that.The Farm in spring is a thing of beauty. And don't forget the Charlotte Mason Institute Conference at Asbury Seminary on June 17th-20th.