Quote from "Stepping Heavenward" by Mrs. E. Prentiss

"She says I shall now have one mouth more to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music and drawing.

Well! This is one side of the story, to be sure, but I look at the other.

Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which dwells is worthy of all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in Christ's name, I make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other dear darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, to her lifelong prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, wondrously blest!"

Friday, April 1, 2011

This Month's Family Story - Duncan's War

We have begun reading a new story for our family reading time.  We had bought it for the children for Christmas from Vision Forum.  Thus far, we have really enjoyed it.  Below is the write up from Vision Forum:

Set on the moors of Scotland, Duncan’s War transports the reader into a seventeenth century landscape inhabited by evil, danger, courage, and faith. Young Duncan M’Kethe finds himself caught in the web of Sir James Turner, the former Covenanter turned military leader of the persecutors. Duncan is torn by his hatred of Turner’s Dragoons, who have treated his friends cruelly, and his father’s instructions to love them. Duncan must be true to Jesus Christ while attempting to rescue his father from enemy hands.

The worship leaders in our last church had beautiful Scottish accents so I "hear" their voices as the father and mother speak throughout the book.  My children have informed me I need to give it up that I don't imitate a Scottish accent well, but I can't help but try as I read it.  :D

Our family loves studying history; therefore, a great historical fiction book is always a great find.  If you  think you may like it check it out at Vision Forum on my link to the right.   

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