March 11, 2012

The Hidden Art of Homemaking

By Edith Schaeffer, wife of Francis Schaeffer

The first chapter, entitled, The First Artist, is really an exposition of Psalm 19. In reading it, I feel somewhat more connected with a lost generation of women for whom homemaking was taken seriously and with a degree of pride. Not the pride which leads to one's downfall, but the pride that is unashamed, as in proclaiming the Gospel. This chapter is so eloquently laced with vivid word pictures that the reader cannot help but to recall every beautiful moment of natural scenery ever once eluded to even in passing. And you reflect, "Wow! God really is magnificently majestic in all His wonders of creation!" Very few modern works will cause you to come away from such a text immediately worshiping God in your heart and attitude.

I am thrilled to continue reading such a creative and encouraging book.

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