Marlene is off gallivanting somewhere, but she asked me to post this for her. Today's podcast is part one of the new Introduction book to the Catch the Vision of the Well-Educated Heart Library. You can find this book as well as the corresponding volumes here.
It's been awhile since I did a podcast! In preparing the written version of the podcasts, I came across the notes I put together about Harriet Beecher Stowe, but evidently I never finished the podcast.
As I read through them, I thought of how many Well-Educated Heart principles were incorporated in her life, so I thought, as you are gearing up for a new school year, it would be a perfect time to share her story.
It's been awhile since I've done a podcast. Someone sent a manuscript of a book she has written and I thought it was such a wonderful example of what heart-based learning looks like, that I wanted to share parts of it with you. With her permission, of course.
Here is a story that was included in the revised Mother's Influence book. I didn't realize we had the old one still posted in Issuu! We'll get that corrected. It is also archived on the Month 1 page of Mother's University in the Listen section where you will find recordings of most of the rest of the book, thanks to Shelayne Richards.
In some ways I hesitate to share this story because it can be taken a wrong way. By sharing the story, I am not suggesting that if things have gone wrong in your home or marriage, it's because you weren't doing things right.
The message I hope you will catch is that a Woman's Influence is often subtle, but powerful. I believe men and women are divinely gifted in different ways that complement one another. And given to the mother in the home is the gift of being its heart and its nurturer.