12 November 2008

Conquering the Will



"Though the education of so many children must create abundance of trouble, and will perpetually keep the mind employed as well as the body; yet I consider it no small honor to be entrusted with the care of so many souls. And if that trust be managed with prudence and integrity, the harvest will abundantly recompense the toil of the seed-time; and it will be certainly no little inheritance to the future glory to stand forth at the last day and say, 'Lord, here are the children which Thou hast given me, of whom I have lost none by my ill example, nor by neglecting to instill in their minds, in their early years, the principles of Thy true religion and virtue!'"

~Susannah Wesley


Did I mention to you how much Susie just ROCKS!

8 comments:

darci said...

what an awesome quote! it will be certainly no little inheritance!
"whom I have lost none by my ill example" that's the one that speaks to me..they watch and watch and learn..eek!

emily said...

ok, I will need to reread that several times over!

Lisa said...

Good words to live by!

Anonymous said...

Great quote. I read your title quickly and thought you had conquered the Wii!
Heather Bivins

Hauswife said...

Haha, Heather, that's hysterical! I do not attempt to deny that I have yet to conquer the wii! I get my bootie kicked every time. :)

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Brianna Heldt said...

SUCH an amazing quote. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

The Redman's said...

I photo tagged you!!!