The Wall

A couple of weeks ago, Belle and I were reading a chapter from George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin. The Princess was following a fine thread attached to the magical ring her mysterious grandmother had given her. This thread took her through winding passages deep inside a mountain but eventually ended at an impenetrable…

From My Commonplace…on family and love

It's been awhile since I shared an entry from my commonplace book.  To be honest, it's been awhile since I've read anything worth entering in my commonplace book.  I'm lucky these days to have time to hurriedly scan my childrens' chapters for each week's school work.  Anyway, I was skimming this week through some entries…

From My Commonplace…

Another gem from The Parish Papers by George MacDonald (plus a little rambling on my personal worship experience)...   In this scene, the main character (Vicar Walton) is having a conversation with the blacksmith, who happens to hail from a slightly different Christian tradition... "And then when the excitement goes off, there is no seed left in…

Summer Reading – discovering the gems of George MacDonald

I have heard such good things about the works of 19th century Scottish clergyman and writer George MacDonald, but have never read any of them for myself.  The Princess and the Goblin is on my fourth grader's reading list for next year, and I have recently started reading The Wise Woman with my two oldest…