I feel that, as I wasn't brought up as a Christian or raised in a Christian home, I am running far behind where I should be and am struggling to catch up. It feels like I am missing the basics, that foundation in faith, that others my age have. Those habits and characteristics that would have just been absorbed rather than being directly taught.
This is a two book series produced by Pearables. I think they are just the sweetest, quaintest little books!
Book One is Personal Help for Girls - Nurturing a Sweet and Virtuous Spirit. Who wouldn't want a sweet and virtuous spirit? I certainly do! The book covers subjects like feminine personality, Christian character, being capable and female responsibilities.
Book Two is called Preparing Your Hope Chest - Building a Foundation of Godly Character for Tomorrow's Mothers. A foundation of Godly character is just what I am looking for! This book is all about different skills to learn including knitting, embroidery, cooking, cleaning and frugality. I am already working on some of these but it certainly is helpful to have them all written down in a book!
The books are aimed at girls a lot younger than me but I want those basics! I don't want to jump ahead and miss out on essential knowledge that would limit my future understanding. I want to build on solid foundations if that makes sense! Plus I don't want to let my pride get in the way so that I feel like I am too good to study these books because of my age.
My plan is to work through these books and to post some of what I am learning on here. I like the idea of recording my progress on this blog as I can add photographs when needed and it is easy to look back on. Sort of like a scrapbook!
What do you think are the essential character qualities to be learnt? Are there any books that you would recommend?