Thursday, October 30, 2014

'til You

We stutter and we stammer 'til You say us
A symphony of chaos 'til You play us
Phrases on the pages of unknown
'Til You read us into poetry and prose

We are kept and we are captive 'til You free us
Vaguely unimagined 'til You dream us
Aimlessly unguided 'til You lead us home

By Your voice, we speak
By Your strength, no longer weak
We are no longer weak...

By Your wounds we are healed

Passed over and passed by until You claim us
Orphaned and abandoned 'til You name us
Hidden and closed 'til You expose our hearts

By Your death, we live
It is by Your Gift that we might give
That we might give...
~NNordeman "Healed"

Re-discovered this today and thought it might bless you, too ♥

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

hours daily

"...There is no part of a child's education more important than that he should lay, by his own observation, a wide basis of facts towards scientific knowledge in the future. He must live hours daily in the open air, and, as far as possible, in the country; must look and touch and listen; must be quick to note, consciously, every peculiarity of habit or structure, in beast bird, or insect; the manner of growth of every plant. He must be accustomed to ask why - Why does the wind blow? Why does the river flow? Why is a leaf-bud sticky?"  ~CMason

Taking some time to read and be encouraged by our dear Miss Mason. There is certainly no perfection in any particular method, but her eye to children's hearts and the joy of leading them in learning is as grand a thing as there ever was ♥