Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Two Good New Year's Resolutions for Young Souls

It's "later than you think!" and that time again!  The New Year brings new-found resolutions.
"A new heart for a New Year, always."  - Charles Dickens.

Your resolutions may number 70 (like Jonathan Edwards'), you may try to follow Fr. Thomas Hopko's 55 Maxims of the Christian Life, or maybe you'll just focus on these basic 14.  
But how about these two, simple enough for even the youngest child to remember (Matt. 22:37-39 ; Mark 12:30-31; Luke 10:27; Deut. 6; Lev. 19:18):
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind." 
"Love your neighbor as yourself."

Good Books for the New Year?  I love St. Theophan Academy's list "Reading Through the Year of Grace"...which has book recommendations for many of the Saints' days from January through December.  

Happy New Year!
Thank you, dear readers for stopping by.  
Stay tuned for more Good Books For Young Souls in 2015!

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