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"Do we view our children as real treasures? Are we deeply aware of their tremendous value? ...really, isn't every child miracle? If we would simply not forget that, but would maintain that perspective--which is God's perspective--there'd be no alternative to valuing them as real treasures--yes, even when their care is exceptionally demanding, and may bring tears." Much needed perspective from this little book by #allegramcbirney after a very long week... #motherhoodissanctifying #raisinggenerations #whymotherhoodmatters
This little book is a gem. (Swipe for this morning's truth.) #allegramcbirney #prayer
Sometimes you need to just sit down and soak up the simple truths of Jesus and His love. I think the spiritual giants are really the ones with the most childlike faith. That's why I love Allegra's writing so much. It's so simple, but it's so full of love for Jesus. "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3)

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When doubts and fears assail and your heart is burdened for ones you love, digitizing the cassette tapes that shaped your childhood faith is a good faith-building exercise. #ethelbarrett #allegramcbirney
Moved to tears this morning reading these stories by Allegra McBirney aloud to my children. So grateful for their faith-giving perspective on this Monday morning. #allegramcbirney
I'm curious if any of you are familiar with the author Allegra McBirney? I grew up reading her little children's stories--usually about animals--at my grandma's house. Grandma also had cassette tapes of Allegra reading some of her stories aloud. I can still hear her sweet voice telling the story of the mother hen who gave her life for her chicks.

Through the years, my grandma became "pen friends" with Allegra. Eventually, I began to exchange letters with this precious lady, too. 
In her eighties now, Allegra continues to spread Gospel around the world through her little books. Though her eyesight is failing, she uses every waking moment to write, for God's glory.

If you ever find one of her little gems of a book, get it. (I wish they were more readily available.) We just spent a delightful fifteen minutes reading this tale about the owl family (it's really a science lesson in disguise--don't tell my children!). #allegramcbirney #childrensbooks #readaloudrevival #homeschooling