I also want to tell you what I learned from a wonderful parenting expert, John Rosemond. He recently came to Raleigh, and I loved learning from his years of parenting and a husband of 46 years! Both of those will be in upcoming blogs. I don't want to rush those blogs, and I want you to see their photos, too.
Many of you know that my daughter, Mary, and I were recently invited to come and stay with Elisabeth Elliot and her husband, Lars, for a few days. We had a ball. Here my daughter (blind) is kissing dear Elisabeth.
She had a beautiful plague by a huge picture window overlooking the sea in their living room which had Psalm 96:5 on it: "The sea is His and He made it." Oh, how I loved it. Well guess what? This week my older daughter, Blair, surprised me with a calligraphy print of Psalm 95:5. We are actually building a home right now that is on the sea, and I am going to put it up by a big window there, just like Elisabeth did. You can see Elisabeth's on earlier blogs I've written on Elisabeth by going to my home page and clicking on her photo on the top right. Here's my print that my daughter gave me:
There were so many of the wonderful words I've heard so much from Elisabeth through her speaking and writing around the house. Here are some you might remember her saying that hang in her home:
Above is a print in Elisabeth's kitchen of a quote by Jim Elliot. To his 15-year-old sister, Jane, Jim Elliot wrote: Fix your eyes on the rising Morning Star. Don't be disappointed at anything or over elate, either. Live every day as if the Son of Man were at your door, and gear your thinking to the fleeting moment. Just how can it be redeemed? Walk as if the next step would carry you across the threshold of Heaven. Pray. That saint who advances on his knees never retreats. (In Elisabeth's book, Shadow of the Almighty)
It's good to copy our mentors who point us to the Lord, as we draw nearer to God ourselves. Remember how Paul said in the Bible to "imitate" him? I pray we can each be a role model to someone younger than us, as it says the older women are to teach the younger women in Titus 2.
And this final quote for today was in Elisabeth's office. She had written it to me in a letter. We would do well to keep it out where we can easily read and meditate on it, too! If Elisabeth had it beside her typewriter, I think I just might type it out and put it beside my laptop. ☺
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It's time for
Wednesday's Prayer Girls & Link-Up Party!
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