"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

From My Commonplace

 While reading Pilgrim's Progress to Mimi (yr2), I have been jotting down quotes in my commonplace - and many of them at that. 

I "read" the book (if you could call it that) some years ago - silently. To myself. When I could easily scan over the words without really thinking about them. 

 Not so with reading aloud. Reading aloud forces me to slow down and listen every single word. No rushing through it. It also makes for great discussion with Mimi. And even though she is only 7 years old, she has (of her own volition, mind you) started her own commonplace book. Yes, I know that she is a little young for keeping, according to CM standards, but I am encouraged by her willingness to start her own keeping.  So keep she will.  :)

(Since I was doing very little keeping last year until I decided to begin keeping again
I feel as if I "missed" so many things during those readings. So I am planning on re-reading the first part of the book).
There are so many wonderful thoughts in this book; I could easily fill my commonplace to the brim!  :)

Here is what I wrote in my commonplace from last week's reading..

"For to tell you the truth, I love Him, because  I was by Him eased of my burden.."

Which reminds me of Psalm 55:22, "Cast your burden on the Lord,
                                                              And He shall sustain you."

Sharing with Dawn.