Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Wednesdays with Words: Brightness and Character
Last week, the quote I offered was from an audio book, this week I'm sharing one from a podcast.
Do you listen to any podcasts? This is a relatively new medium for me. I'm not very auditory, I mean you saw my sermon notebook where I come as close as I can to transcribing sermons because the very act of writing down helps me to hear better.
But this summer I started trying to follow a few podcasts for walking the dog and vacuuming and cleaning. I've enjoyed the exercise. I recommend: Your Morning Basket, Homeschool Snapshots, Read Aloud Revival, The Mason Jar, and Quiddity (the one I linked was my *favorite* talk at the Cincinnati convention this year).
Anyway, I've been listening to these podcasts and occasionally something will strike me and I'll have to stop. This morning, before 7am, I had to stop and voice record quickly (the dog was not happy I stopped) the statement I wanted to note:
I just love that. I mean, I know it in the marrow of my bones, but I certainly don't always practice it. I want to aim at character, but sometimes the academics come first ... because it's easier to teach the academics? I've been thinking a lot about this theme in all of my recent reading -- Consider This, Teaching from Rest, etc. but I really think Seid summed it up succinctly and clearly for me.
Please remember that your words can be from anywhere ... something you heard, something you read, something your kid said ... as long as they have stuck in your craw or caught your mind.