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Saturday, March 13, 2010

what we are speaks so much louder....


Our children are going to learn more by living with us day in and day out than they will by reading about ratios and proportions. What we are—the ideas that rule our lives, the attitudes that rule our hearts, the actions and words that stem from those attitudes—will have a bigger impact on them than what they learn about some historical figure.

Once again Charlotte gently reminded us that the atmosphere of our homes makes up one-third of our children's education. What we are speaks so much louder than what we do or plan to do.

I want my children to be "hourly the better" for spending their days with me. It's a tall order that can be accomplished only with much prayer. Let's renew our commitment to put forth the effort—daily—of living devotedly, acting lovingly, thinking correctly, and speaking kindly before our children.


I tool this from a Simply Charlotte Mason email newsletter. I just thought it was very good. I have been very convicted of late and regrouping on this 'attitude' in the home. It is easy to lose track a bit, especially when you are weary from stress in your life. Thankfully we have a God who's grace is daily renewed.

3 comments:

stacy said...

tonya thank you for this good reminder! as i strive for that perfect atmosphere in our home, i, too, am always reminded of my need for God's grace!

The Tribe said...

Conviction! Thanks for posting about this. I am especially convicted about how I use my time. Am I using it to His fullest?

Goodwife said...

Thanks for sharing this! We've just begun homeschooling our 11 year old daughter for the reasons that were stated in that quote. Thanks again!

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.