Wednesday, March 10, 2010

apropos- used to state a speaker's belief that someone's comments or acts are unrelated to any previous discussion or situation

sinophile- a person who demonstrates a strong interest in Chinese culture or its people

bombast- high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people

affidavit- a written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation, for use as evidence in court

denizen- an inhabitant or occupant of a particular place

"Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favorite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep nothing back. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in." C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity

“Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive—it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?" -L.M.M.

"A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in little things is a big thing." Hudson Taylor

"Thank God, O women for the quietude of your home, and that you are queen in it. Men come at eventide to the home; but all day long you are there, beautifying it, sanctifying it, adorning it, blessing it. Better be there than wear a queen's coronet. Better be there than carry the purse of a princess. It may be a very humble home. There may be no carpet on the floor. There may be no pictures on the wall. There may be no silks in the wardrobe; but, by your faith in God, and your cheerful demeanor, you may garniture that place with more splendor than the upholsterer's hand ever kindled." T. DeWitt Talmage


Trisha said...

Caity, I LOVE this last quote. It's going in the Commonplace Book. Thanks for the encouragement.

Spencer Mom said...

Caity, thank you for continuing these posts, I really enjoy them. I love the last quote about taking joy in being a keeper at home. I love my job and can tell that you can Marissa love that job too. What a blessing it is to be allowed to build up our homes.