Here is the next batch of coloring pages in the Writing the ABC's on Little Hearts series. This is a series of coloring pages Lydia is drawing to gently teach good habits and virtues to little ones - click here for the earlier pictures.
P is for Peacemaker, and we have a boy acting as Peacemaker between two children arguing over a truck. Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God!
Q is for Quiet, and we have children playing and reading Quietly on the floor so as not to disturb the person resting on the couch. Learning to be Quiet out of respect for others is an important virtue, whether it's for Dad snatching a little rest on the couch, a baby napping, a sick person or Grandma desiring a little peace and quiet, or the reverence required while in church. Shhhhh...
R is for Respect, and the picture illustrates the Respect that should be shown to others, especially someone older than oneself. The boy has stood up to greet his Grandma and is offering her his chair.
S is for Sacrifice and we have a picture of a girl offering the Last Cookie to her little brother. There is so much to teach little ones about the concept of Sacrifice, and the little lesson of the cookie can go a long way to demonstrate putting others first, practicing self-denial and mortification, the Golden Rule, and the little way of St. Therese. Sacrifice brings joy as we conquer our selfishness, little step by little step.
T is for Tell the Truth. The boy has broken his mother's china and has come to her to Tell her the Truth. Perhaps he was running in the house or throwing a ball indoors and the inevitable has happened. Mother appreciates his Truthfulness, and we can discuss the importance of Telling the Truth at all times even when it's difficult to do so.
Hostem repellas longius pacemque dones protinus; ductore sic te praevio vitemus omne noxium.
Per te sciamus da Patrem noscamus atque Filium, te utriusque Spiritum credamus omni tempore.
Deo Patri sit gloria, et Filio qui a mortuis Surrexit, ac Paraclito, in saeculorum saecula. Amen.
English version: Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made. O comforter, to Thee we cry, O heavenly gift of God Most High, O fount of life and fire of love, and sweet anointing from above. Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known; Thou, finger of God's hand we own; Thou, promise of the Father, Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue. Kindle our sense from above, and make our hearts o'erflow with love; with patience firm and virtue high the weakness of our flesh supply. Far from us drive the foe we dread, and grant us Thy peace instead; so shall we not, with Thee for guide, turn from the path of life aside. Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow the Father and the Son to know; and Thee, through endless times confessed, of both the eternal Spirit blest. Now to the Father and the Son, Who rose from death, be glory given, with Thou, O Holy Comforter, henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen
"It's important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph."
Hello, blog world. I really have been up to some occasional productivity and I'm going to do a 'Small Successes' post to remind myself.
1. With it being September and all it's nice to be able to say I have actually finished ordering the school books. (As in, today!) I don't think I've ever waited quite this long. Like Danielle, I can also say books are arriving. Well, one has, and it's a biggie: Lydia's seven-pound-thousand-page ornithology textbook. (A smile and wave to all you we-don't-start-until-after-Labor-Day-types! You're not alone.)
2. I've been spending lots of time helping my big kids prepare to open an Etsy shop. Almost ready for business!
3. This is actually a many-week biggie - we have finished organizing our church's 450 book lending library. The books are all catalogued on Library Thing and they all have labeled pockets and cards in them. I also added color coded stickers to all of the spines for easy browsing. It all looks so simple now, but it was many, many hours of work. (I was actually having dreams about library cards and stickers...) Here's a sample:
Remember, O Christian soul, that thou hast this day, and every day of thy life: God to glorify - Jesus to imitate - The Angels and Saints to invoke - A soul to save - A body to mortify - Sins to expiate - Virtues to acquire - Hell to avoid - Heaven to gain - Eternity to prepare for - Time to profit by - Neighbors to edify - The world to despise - Devils to combat - Passions to subdue - Death perhaps to suffer - Judgment to undergo.
Thanks for stopping by! My name is Kimberlee. I am a Catholic homeschooling mother of seven children ages 10 - adult. This is my place to share all these things I treasure, and ponder in my heart.
The Fig and Thimble
My kids' Etsy shop features peg dolls and storytelling cubes, calligraphy pens, medieval hats, hoods, and cloaks, original artwork, crocheted rosary roses, missal covers, paper goods, miscarriage sympathy cards and lots more.
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Lydia's New Book
Quis Ut Deus Press
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