Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Spoon

 I read Virtue Begins with a Spoon long ago and have remembered it's wise words.  Here is a snippet:

"Let me state my thesis outright: The quest of Wisdom commences with learning how to eat. The most basic steps towards virtue are mastered at the family table. Character begins with etiquette. Teach a child how to dine like a human being, and you have gone wonderfully far in his education."

What things does a child learn at the table? More than I thought.  Please check out his post here and see what he has to say.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

My Creed

My Creed
by Edgar Guest

To live as gently as I can;
To be, no matter where, a man;
To take what comes of good or ill
And cling to faith and honor still;
To do my best, and let that stand
The record of my brain and hand;
And, then should failure come to me,
Still work and hope for victory.

To have no secret place wherein
I stoop unseen to shame or sin;
To be the same when I'm alone
As when my every deed is known;
To live undaunted, unafraid
Of any step that I have made;
To be without pretense of sham
Exactly what men think I am.

To leave some simple mark behind
To keep my having lived in mind;
If enmity to aught I show,
To be an honest, generous foe,
To play my little part, nor whine
That greater honors are not mine.
This, I believe, is all I need
For my philosophy and creed.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Scripture Songs

There is no easier way to get the Word of God into your head that to set it to music.  We love to have music like this playing around our house and in the car.  It's amazing how much you can memorize just by singing along.  Here are some that we enjoy.  The albums that I mention are word for word scripture and most of these links have samples to the music.

Jamie Soles Ascending, Pure Words, and Songs From the 40s, 50s, and 60s 
The Sterlings 
Sons of Korah
Steve Green and here
The Harrow Family
Judy Rogers Never Be Shaken
Kelly Crawford The download is half off right now!

Jame Soles, and Judy Rogers also have WONDERFUL children's CDs that are full of meaty lyrics that help your whole family understand the Bible better.  Jeremy and I love them as much as the kids do.  Both are highly recommended!