What am I reading: Passionate Housewives Desperate for God Fresh Vision for the Hopeful Homemaker by Jennie McDonald and Stacy Chancey
When I started to read this book I couldn’t put it down, it was so engaging and interesting, it has been an excellent read thus far (I read a little over half) and I am looking forward to finishing it.
The book focuses on such topics as: the truth of feminism, the role of the Christian wife and mother (homemaker) as described in the scriptures, raising godly children (even when feeling weary and tired!), debunking the myths of the Stepford wives (women who stay at home are robots without a brain) and learning to embrace this precious role. I found that it was truthful and it doesn’t gloss over the struggles and difficulties facing Christian mothers as they bring their children surrounded by worldly temptations. Someone in Amazon described it as a “realistic picture of a mother's calling” and I think this is very true.
Virtuous womanhood is a glorious lifework - one God deems praiseworthy in His own Words. . . May you turn your back on the hollow image of desperate home life the world parades before us and learn to view your own home as a place of life, hope, joy and industry - a place where spirits are made full and loves are changed forever for the glory of God. (page 186)
It's time to lay aside the stereotype and glamorized myths and discover the rare jewel of godly womanhood - to rediscover what it means to e a passionate housewife "desperate" for God alone! (page xxv)
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What am I watching: Roman Holiday. I thought I would go back to the black and white movies of yesteryear (1953) and watch the beautiful Audry Hepburn in Roman Holiday. For those not familiar with the movie - a bored princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with a handsome journalist (Gregory Peck). A beautiful love story that contains no swearing and is just a sweet romance - they don't make them like this any more. Audry Hepburn won an Oscar for her role as Princess Ann.
Some trivia - it was the first American movie to be make entirely in Italy. It cost $1.5 million to make which was pretty expensive in 1953.
I have also just finished watching Series 1-3 of Rosemary and Thyme - which is such nice series and unique as it has 2 middle aged women as the main character. It is a "who-done-it" series.
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What am I listening to: I love classical music and have quite a collection. One CD that I love to listen to when I am relaxing is Contented Rest: The Timeless music of J.S.Bach. It is beautiful and perfect to calm the soul. After a busy day I like nothing better than lying on the couch playing a piece of classical music - I prefer those that are quiet and calm that brings tranquility and relaxation.
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What have you been reading, watching and listening to?
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