Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Teachable Moments: Fanny Crosby

We had such a neat English lesson today.  It started out with diagramming simple subjects and predicates and morphed into an overview of the life of Fanny Crosby.  Rod and Staff is such a neat curriculum.  It gave 1g10 thirteen sentences to diagram but instead of being nonsense sentences, it was essentially a paragraph on Fanny Crosby. There was just enough info to pique her interest into who she was.  So, out comes the laptop and a quick google search gave all three girls a little insight into this wonderful woman's life.  It's amazing to me how she used her 'disability' of being blind to the glory of God - without complaint!

The most amazing thing that we read today was what she had to say of her own blindness.  About it she said"It seemed in­tend­ed by the bless­ed prov­i­dence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dis­pen­sa­tion. If per­fect earth­ly sight were of­fered me to­mor­row I would not ac­cept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been dis­tract­ed by the beau­ti­ful and in­ter­est­ing things about me."  

What a simply amazing woman!

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