Author of Fascinating Womanhood, Helen B. Andelin dies...
One of my good friends said this: "Her books went beyond her faith and touched many people from many different faiths and lifestyles." I couldn't have said it better. I read her book about 20 years ago when I desperately needed to hear what she had to say regarding being submissive and subject to our husbands. Then about 6-7 years ago I found the Fascinating Womanhood group on Yahoo. I soon became a moderator on one of the groups, and later I had the honor and pleasure of meeting her, and talking with her. I have to say that she practiced what she preached. And she was a god-fearing woman. She taught what the scriptures commanded, and done so when it was sorely needed to combat the feminist agenda coming out at that time.
"There is in this world no function more important than that of charming. To shed joy, to radiate happiness, to cast light upon dark days, to be the golden thread of our destiny, the spirit of grace and harmony, is not this to render a service?"
Said in the morning when rising...Christ be with me, be after me, be before me, and be at my right and left hand. May everything I do be for Christ.
"Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again." ~Sarah Ban Breathnach~
Were there no God,
we would be in this glorious world
with grateful hearts, and no one to thank.
~ Christina Rossetti ~
~Classics For Childhood:
No longer online. The late Rebecca Bernhard’s lovely site for children’s tea, books, dolls and much more. Sadly, I am just now finding out that my friend, Rebecca Ann Bernhard of Colorado Springs passed away on December 10th, 2009. She was 49 years old and passed after a yearlong battle with cancer....She was a member of my Feminine Ways Yahoo group until she got sick earlier in 2008. I have tried to find out about her for a couple of years now, and feared this.
Sweet Necessi-Teas TeaTime Magazine
They are idols of hearts and households;
They are angels of God in disguise;
His sunlight still sleeps in their tresses;
His glory still gleams in their eyes.
Oh those truants from home and from heaven,
They have made me more manly and mild,
And I know now how Jesus could liken,
the Kingdom of God to a child.
~ Charles Dickens ~
Header is a personal family photo of my grandmother. Please do not take it, unless of course you are "family".