Tuesday, August 19, 2014

loving the word " spacious"

This morning four seniors came to jump start the year and see around the bend.
I told my 4 seniors about this word " Spacious living" and used " magnanimous"
alongside it. Charlotte Mason said ,

“The question is not, -- how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education -- but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?” 
( School Ed. , Vol. 2)

They have traveled into the world this summer and  now step into this last year of high school.
A thesis paper stares at them. We talked about being passionate about something to spend 
so much time in books and then writing to persuade the reader to your causes. We prayed.
We ate. We talked about this quote: 

...my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend... ( Anne of Green Gable, chap 38)

They  left full. 
We talked about kingdom pace living. 
We prayed. 

They left and then it rained. 
I imagine grace was falling upon them. 

spacious: vast, extensive, wide, having large amble room 

( not my window but isn't it lovely)


melissa said...

Your words are such a blessing to me just now.

podso said...

Beautiful, Bonnie, I love that quote too. Perfect for a senior year and they are at the brim of all that lies ahead. I know you will give them much richness this year.