Church Hair and the Susanna Wesley Book Review
The countdown is on. Tomorrow is my Teacher Work Day, and the boys go back to school on Tuesday. I still feel behind, but I’m not panicking at the moment.
Why? Because today is Sunday, and Sunday is a peaceful day. I slept in, I went to church, I napped, and I planned this week’s lunch and dinner menus. Easy. Breezy.
This morning, Daniel looked so nice and well groomed. Alan always combs his hair and parts it really sweetly.
We also fixed Dan’s hair that way earlier this week, and Dan’s big brothers laughed at him for having “church hair” in the middle of the week. Haa!
One thing I’m doing to prepare for school is to read inspiring books. This is the first one on my list:
Susanna Wesley Her Remarkable Life.
My blogger friend, Julee, from fullmanger.wordpress.com first mentioned Susanna Wesley to me, and that really got me wanting to know more about her. Plus, now that I’m reading less Facebook, I can read more actual books!
Just so you know, I bought this book myself. This is not a sponsored post. However, I am including an Amazon affiliate link for ya, in case you want to read it:
Susanna Wesley was the mother of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist church, and also the mother of Charles Wesley, who wrote many famous hymns. She had 19 children, 10 of whom lived to adulthood.
She was an incredible woman, and I’m enjoying learning from her life, though this book.
She also home schooled her children, six very formal hours per day. Here’s a few of her house rules for training children:
1. Subdue self-will in a child and thus work together with God to save his soul.
2. Teach him to pray as soon as he can speak.
3. Give him nothing he cries for and only what is good for him if he asks for it politely.
4. To prevent lying, punish no fault which is freely confessed, but never allow a rebellious, sinful act to go unnoticed.
5. Commend and reward good behavior.
6. Strictly observe all promises you have made to your child.
I took that from chapter 4, page 41. I’m only on chapter 5, but I’m having a hard time putting this book down!
Are any of you reading anything inspiring? Do share!