Remembering Childhood

On December 30, 2020, Posted by , In Children, Imagination, parenting, quotes, Tamara's Blog, women, By , With No Comments

“I can remember the feeling of swinging—how hard we would work for those split seconds, flung at furthest extension, just before the inevitable downward and backward pull, when we felt momentarily free of gravity, a little hiccup of suspension when our hands loosened on the chain and our torsos raised…

Teach Children to Laugh and Play

“He that plays when he is a child will play when he is a man.” John Wesley

“For the end of imagination is harmony [and] the one who justly estimates the imagination is anxious to develop its operation in the child.”—George MacDonald

“For the end of imagination is harmony.  A right imagination, being the reflex of the creation, will fall in with the divine order of things as the highest form of its own operation; ‘will tune its instrument here at the door’ to the divine harmonies within; will be content alone…

Cultivating a Christian Imagination through Story and Metaphor

On December 23, 2020, Posted by , In Christian living, Imagination, Tamara's Blog, With No Comments

There is beauty of, and freedom in, a biblically informed imagination. To cultivate such an imagination one must understand the purpose of stories, the importance of metaphors, the value and necessity of poetry as well as an appreciation for music and art—of allowing “our faith and our imagination to dance…