Focussed by Lilias Trotter

It was in a little wood in early morning. The sun was climbing behind a steep cliff in the east, and its light was flooding nearer and nearer and then making pools among the trees. Suddenly, from a dark corner of purple brown stems and tawny moss there shone out a great golden star. It was just a dandelion, and half withered – but it was full face to the sun, and had caught into its heart all the glory it could hold, and was shining so radiantly that the dew that lay on it still made a perfect aureole

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Why We Are Thankful for Thanksgiving

I read the book The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Jan and Mike Berenstain to my daughter a few months back. After that she asked me about the whatness of Thanksgiving. I was only able to muster a tentative reply. So I thought I might as well take a look at the history behind why to the American people this holiday is significant for the sake of my daughter, myself and our homeschool.  A Brief History of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is an American holiday that springs from the unique heritage of its people as a nation. I can’t tell much about this

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From an Old Blog: A Tale of Two Brothers

Obadiah — A Tale of Two Brothers Posted: August 16, 2010 | Author: Ruth | Filed under: gems on the narrow way | Tags: God’s Election, Jacob and Esau, Obadiah | Modify: Edit | Leave a comment This post is actually an answer to an exam question in Biblical Theology in 2009.   For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. – Obadiah 1:10     The book of Obadiah is the tale of two brothers — Jacob and Esau. During the time of writing, the prophet noted the

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