I didn’t post my Mother’s Morning Basket at the beginning of the month because I hadn’t yet finished reading the books in January’s Basket. Slow reading is something I’m still getting used to. But, I’ve read them all now, so I can share what’s in my new Morning Basket – and it’s still February, though only just!
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I’m still working through Praying With The English Poets. I read one or two poems before I begin each morning. Not all of them resonate with me, but some have definitely been included in my commonplace book.
My soul, there is a country
Far beyond the stars,
Where stands a wingèd sentry
All skillful in the wars:
There, above noise and danger,
Sweet Peace sits crowned with smiles,
And One born in a manger
Commands the beauteous files.
He is thy gracious Friend,
And – O my soul, awake –
Did in pure love descend
To die here for thy sake.
If thou canst get but thither,
There grows the flower of Peace
The Rose that cannot wither,
Thy fortress and the ease.
Leave then thy foolish ranges;
For none can thee secure
But One who never changes–
Thy God, thy life, thy cure,
Henry Vaughan, “Peace”
For The Children’s Sake has been on my To Read list for ages. I mean, can you even call yourself a Charlotte Mason homeschooler if you haven’t read it? I am really enjoying it – and doing lots of underlining!
The Five Love Languages For Children is one I’ve read before, and while I have a fairly good idea what the girls’ love languages are, I think it’s worth re-reading.
A.W. Tozer’s The Pursuit of God is one I read years ago. I’m enjoying going through it again.
Then, these are not part of my Mother’s Morning Basket, but I’m reading them either for myself – since I’m trying to work on the discipline of self-care – or as a readaloud with the girls.
Anna Karenina is one of my favourites. I just love Levin and Kitty. This is the book that sparked my interest in Russian literature.
The Green Ember is part of our Morning Time. The girls are not impressed that we only do one chapter a day, and have persuaded me to read it on Saturdays as well.
Five Little Peppers & How They Grew is on the Ambleside Online Free Reads list for year two. We’re about halfway through.
We’ve just started Charlotte’s Web. Who doesn’t love Charlotte’s Web?
What’s in your morning basket? What are you currently reading?