On making bobbin lace Queenie said, "When I was young all I saw was the purpose of it. Now that it has no purpose all I see is the beauty of it."
~Sadly, I learned last week that Stratford Caldecott is dying.
"The Cross seems impossible, incredible. It seems foolish, crazy. But we must join fully, deeply, truly. And we must start as soon as possible."Only one life will soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last. I grew up with that saying but of course, it means more to me with each passing year. Sometimes life is hard but someday all things will be made new and Caldecott has given us a great gift in his writings.
Strat's daughter has done something fun for him. Apparently, he is a huge Marvel Comic fan. Who knew? The Avenger's franchise has responded with warmth to Caldecott's final days.
~I am not sure if you can access this article, I did from Facebook, but this is a commencement address which speaks to the immaturity of the current graduates. I am happy to see people speaking out against this ridiculous culture of coddling BUT we have a long haul before the pendulum reaches the apex.
"This is the bind you find yourselves in, Class of 2014: No society, not even one that cossets the young as much as ours does, can treat you as children forever. A central teaching of Genesis is that knowledge is purchased at the expense of innocence. A core teaching of the ancients is that personal dignity is obtained through habituation to virtue. And at least one basic teaching of true liberalism is that the essential right of free people is the right to offend, and an essential responsibility of free people is to learn how to cope with being offended."
~Brandy is having a cool contest to announce the publication on Monday of Sarah MacKenzie's Teaching from a State of Rest. I am also excited about Sarah's book and hope you will use Brandy's affiliate link. I am an affiliate also but I am not confident enough in my tax status to enjoy making money online. As to Sarah's book, I am reading it and have listened to most of the audio files. The audio is worth the price of the book alone. I am even content with my own session with Sarah. I like it better than my Circe talks. Learning to speak in public is a slog for me but I enjoyed talking to Sarah and I think our conversation will be helpful to moms.
~What about Mom's Night Out? Have you seen it? I have not but it looks like a winner and it really irks me that it is getting flack for being about stay-at-home moms.
~Finally, please forgive me if I don't answer your emails. So many of them are encouraging to me and I am gratified that you are kind enough to send them but my choices now are either to stop answering emails or quit blogging. Almost anything I could say is already on this blog and I hope you will be able to find help in the archives. It is a huge blessing to me that anyone reads this blog at all so please understand that I appreciate all the emails, only I do not have enough screen time to answer them.