therefore place yours not on earth.
Heaven's storehouse offers security for profits acquired.
Only then will your abundant heart be with its treasure.
yet even a sliver of darkness in a hidden corner muddies a clear reflection.
Be on guard. Evil lusts pull deep into spiritual ruin.
master fotune beckons down a wide road.
With only one heart you have to choose
which to love and which to hate.
I was inspired by Art's session on the topic of Poetry and Spiritual Formation and Miss Mason's own poetic work Savior of the World, so this is my written narration in poem form of this year's theme verse Matthew 6:19-24
God even used Hebrew parallelism, a poetic form that brilliantly does not lose its meaning across any translation- Hallelujah! What God breathes out; I want to breathe in!!
Handcrafts is like a doorway we open for our children. Keep the doorway visible in your home. Establish roots in one handcraft while soaking in the Great Recognition- that the Holy Spirit gives knowledge and wisdom. Be aware of where to spend your limited energy for creating with the hands is a Godward movement of worship.
Here are a few quotes from the students--
"This made me a completely different person than I would have been, and I thank my parents."
"Observation is like a switch. I've learned to always have it on, not just when its on a test."
"Learning to read was very hard for me. My mom stuck with it and knew when to give me a break. We took nice weather days. Reading expands the room your mind lives in. It is an investment in your kids' future in a rich and beautiful way and they will treasure it forever."
"I can get past problems and find work arounds because I know everything's connected and because Im widely read."
"Im thankful for the weary mama of many who plodded through composer study. It's very dear to my heart."
"When writing, Mom knew when to give me space to think and when to take a break."
"Being in a co-op gave me a different drive to want to receive and learn."
Education is worship.
I give my children my brightest hours.
The more things I have in my home,the more work I make for myself. It is a full time job to continually not bring in too many things or activities. I am the gatekeeper.
It is not too much to strive for unbroken acts of obedience. Obedience is a thing a child can be proud of. Kids proving they can do difficult things is something to talk about.
Let children fail in a safe place. Don't always fix it for them.
Don't let self-depricating thoughts rule.
Proverbs 31:1 tells of a king who was homeschooled by his mother. She is among the wise.
The mother receives from the Spirit of God himself a unique dispensation because of her special bond with each child.
Go and work for the good of souls, thanking God that he frees us from danger.
In front of a painting God can make me faithful to my children.
The Charlotte Mason method is a signpost pointing the way to the living water.