Wednesday, July 15, 2015

From My Commonplace: On Beauty

" 'It's because of their mystery that I love them,' David had said.  'Their wings seem a sort of prophecy.  More than other beautiful things they might be an evidence of things not seen.'
Nadine had smiled amusedly but when she spoke her voice had been tender.  She was always gentle with the childish fantasies that were still not done to death in David.  She enjoyed them.  They were such a change. 'Do you think all beauty is just the evidence of things not seen, David?' she had asked.
'If it's anything, it's that,' he had said. 'I should say that faith is the belief in something that you do not understand yet, and beauty is the evidence that the thing is there."
~Elizabeth Goudge, The Bird in the Tree

My Bookbag This Week:
Devotional: Job with a commentary: Job: The Wisdom of the Cross (Ash)
Theological or Christian Living:  Spiritual Depression (Lloyd-Jones), With (Jethani)
AO Book Discussion Group: On Break for the Summer
On Education: Waiting for Awakening Wonder (Turley) to come in the mail and hoping it will before leaving on a road trip next week...
Topic of Special Interest: Galileo's Daughter (Sobel)
Novel/Biography/Memoir: The Heart of the Family (Goudge)
Read-Alouds with the Children:  The Wheel on the School (De Jong), Pilgrim's Progress (Bunyan)


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