November is almost over, and while we have enjoyed the down time from therapy we still have barely scratched the surface of all the things that need doing around here. That said we have been busy. I am another year older, perhaps not wiser. At 37 I made a list of 37 things I wanted […]
Perhaps not the title you would expect to find on an ‘On the Old Path’ post, but stay with me. This school year may be categorized as the year we find ourselves. I have not written a ton about Homeschooling for many reasons. Frankly, there are some parts of our lives I seem to leave […]
Welcome to Hand & Homemade Mondays, a weekly link up of all the creative things we have been up to. Feel free to share anything Hand or Homemade. It can be something you have sewn, knit, crocheted. A painting, a piece of furniture you have re-finished, woodworking, you name it. It can even be a new […]
To those of you who have been waiting on a Joel update it is finally here and there is much to rejoice over. I am still torn up inside over whether or not we made the right choice to put Joel on growth hormone. Over a year ago Joel failed his test to see if […]
The children and I finished reading the remarkable biography of George Muller. If you are unfamiliar with him he has an amazing story, but what he is probably most well known for was the establishing of several orphanages. In his 63 years of running and caring for the orphanages he is credited to have cared for over 10 000 orphans!
I found this next quote very interesting; it was written in 1898, and it sounds like something you would hear being uttered today. The Liverpool Mercury wrote about George Muller’s accomplishments shortly after his death:
“How was this wonder accomplished? Mr. Muller has told the world that it was the result of ‘Prayer.’ The rationalism of the day will sneer at this declaration; but the facts remain.”
The wonder he is referring to is the housing, clothing, feeding and educating of over ten thousand orphans. Each child on leaving the orphanage was given 3 sets of new clothes, was set up in a career, often they would cover the apprenticeship costs which would cover one year’s wage. George Muller never once asked anyone for money, yet he let all his needs be known to God and never once did those children do without.
His life is an interesting read and an incredible testimony to faith and trust in the Lord.