Our guest today is Maria Bell. Maria educates her children at home in the Charlotte Mason tradition and enjoys studying and sharing with others the biblical roots of Miss Mason’s philosophy. She is a linguist by training and profession, but her heart is for the ministry of motherhood and the pursuit of Truth. She resides in the Washington D.C. metro area with her husband and three children.
Today’s discussion about memory work and recitation is just delightful. Maria Bell sees these things not as building piles of knowledge, but as nourishing the soul in a way that promotes spiritual growth. Her words are a soothing balm to the soul
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Listen to the podcast:
- Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt
- Last Call for Liberty by Os Guinness
- Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- Who was Charlotte Mason?
- Scale How Meditations by Charlotte Mason (Miss Mason’s commentary on the first seven chapters of the Gospel of John)
- John 17:3
- Psalm 119
- Charlotte Mason Timetables
- Home Education, Volume 1 of the Home Education Series by Charlotte Mason
- Parents’ Review article: Recitation: The Children’s Art by Arthur Burrell
- Charlotte Mason PNEU Exams
- Carpe Diem Redeemed by Os Guiness