Yesterday’s post featured a quote from John Wesley. His mother was a remarkable woman. Mother of 19 (nine of whom died in infancy), her challenges included financial hardship, an oft-absent husband, destruction of their home by fire (twice!). Yet she was a woman of faith and discipline. She homeschooled her young children (girls as well as boys), and set up a schedule to spend one-on-one time with each child. She wrote meditations and spiritual commentaries and organized a church in her own home.
She had 16 rules for her God-shaped home. I like #5:
To teach a child to pray as soon as he can speak.