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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Love Your Neighbor

We are currently reading the book, Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. (This is an excellent book, one of my favorites, so if you haven't read this with your children, I highly recommend.)

There is a chapter in which Betsy decides to help out a poor boy by making some clothes for him. Betsy and her friends begin to chatter about the best way to deliver the clothes so that the boy will be able to show his gratitude. Aunt Abigail overhears this conversation and wisely steers the girls into realizing that their motives for helping the boy may not be proper. Are they looking to help him or just receive credit for the service? Betsy realizes her mistake and decides wisely to leave the gift on the porch of the house anonymously. It is this night that she first truly prays to God from her heart.

After this chapter, Sophie decided she wanted to make cookies and leave them secretly on our neighbor's doorstep. As I type she is outside with Drew "making the drop". We put the verse, Matthew 22:39, on the bag holding the cookies.


  1. Your kids have the best heart. You have done well in raiding them. Thank you for sharing them with us. vania

  2. Raising them. I couldn't go back edit my comment. vania