Monday, May 19, 2008

Mitten Strings for God: Catching Up!

I don't know if any of you have noticed, but I have totally been slacking on keeping up with the Mitten Strings for God Book Study.

I hope to join back in, hopefully sooner rather than later, but for now, I thought I would just share with you my favorite quotes from the last few chapters, and send you over to Dawn's blog to read her inspiring reflections... just click on each link!

Mitten Strings for God: Chapter Six ~ TV

"Once we see our homes as sanctuaries from a hectic world, then television begins to feel more and more like an unsavory intruder, robbing our rooms of life and meaning, stealing our time, and preying on our soul. When it comes to TV, less really is more."

Mitten Strings for God: Chapter Seven ~ Play

"So much of the structure that we impose on our children's lives is really intended to make our own lives easier. We don't want to give up our freedom, and so we fail to grant our children theirs. As every mother knows, it's easier to sign up for sports camp than to carve out a week to allow your children to follow their own inclinations at home. But children need time that is utterly their own - time to take up residence in their own lives, time to dream through an afternoon, time to play with the kids next door, time to wake up to their own pleasures. Above all, they need some time when we adults aren't calling the shots."

Mitten Strings for God: Chapter Eight ~ Secret Places

"Children need their privacy just as we adults do. In the secret places of childhood, the soul drinks deeply, is refreshed, and flourishes."

Ah, I feel so much better now! :) I hope you had a lovely day!

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