Friday, May 22, 2009

A Wonderful Book

My mom and I just started this book today, and boy is it good! Here's a summary of the book:

"More than a fill-in-the-blank Bible study, Raising Maidens of Virtue is an engaging tool for mothers to use in training daughters who are approaching womanhood to think biblically. Through stories, conversational teachings, illustrations, and memory-making projects, Raising Maidens of Virtue covers topics such as guarding the tongue, idleness, sibling relationships, honoring parents, contentment, modesty, purity, cleanliness, and feminine biblical beauty."
I strongly suggest the book!
In this chapter of Raising Maidens of Virtue it talked about The Fence Dwellers. Here is a summary of the chapter, The Fence Dwellers:

There once was a Gardener who had a gorgeous garden of flowers and herbs! His flowers were the most vibrant and healthy. One day the flowers by the fence saw the rocks on the other side and decided that they wanted to be strong like them and independent. So, these flowers ripped there gorgeous, vibrant petals off, and covered themselves with clay hoping to be like the stone. They totally rebelled against being a flower. When the other flowers saw this they began to do the same, except they didn't rip all there petals off. As time went on, the birds stopped nesting their, and the bee's and butterflies went elsewhere to find flowers for pollination.When the Gardener went into the garden he was very sad at what he saw. He asked the flowers why they had tried to be something they were not. They flowers near the fence didn't hear him though, because they had died. They other flowers heard him, and suddenly it began to rain and they were all happy to be made new and refreshed!

So, the fence dwellers died because they were trying to be something they weren't, while the others lived because they were happy for being what they were! Yes, the others did pull some of there petals off, but not all of them. You see, they were trying to "fit in" with the others. Romans 8:5-8 is a good example!

1 comment:

Eärwen said...

Yes! I read that. It was VERY good!
And I love the pictures in it, especially the one of the little girl with her Father as a Knight! :)

 
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