30 December 2010

writings from the past

When I grasp a good book in my hands and read words that edify, my heart sings; it is a breath of fresh air, a lovely breeze on a warm summer’s day.

The books that inspire, uplift, and encourage are such rich blessings, but they are not always easy to come by.

Recently I was able to read such a book – or, listen to one, I should say. The book is a collection of letters written by a sturdy, godly woman in the 1700′s. Although she was imperfect in an imperfect world, she was a hard-worker who diligently sought to improve her skills, and delighted in the Lord and His sovereign plan.

At the age of sixteen, her father left her in charge of his plantation in South Carolina. She was responsible, put her mind to her work, and took pleasure in caring for her father’s property. A rigorous schedule she made for herself and followed, looking out for the well-being of others and ways to help the economy in the state she lived.

Her name? Eliza Lucas Pinckney. She was an inspiring woman, and God has used her legacy to continue to impact lives today.

Would you like to listen to her story, and know more about this amazing woman of God?

The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney” is a part of the series “Voices from the Past: American Heroines in Their Own Words” read aloud by Victoria Botkin.

Each book in the series is encouraging, inspiring, challenging, uplifting, and shares about the beauties and hardships of life and the women who lived before our time – women whose examples we can learn from.

With period-fitting music composed by her daughters, Mrs. Victoria Botkin captures each story in a way that imprints on hearts and minds. Her voice is soothing, with meaning behind each word . . . I believe I could listen to her all day long.

Through the end of the year you can receive 25% off these audio books from the Western Conservatory (and all the products there), plus free shipping! Use coupon code “ENDOFYEAR” at checkout to receive the discount.

  1. 9 Responses to “Writings from the past, ever inspiring.”

  2. Lindsey Marie on Dec 30, 2010 said:

    I just received those audiobooks for Christmas!! I can’t wait for a quiet moment to start them; and I think that “Eliza” will be the first one I listen to.

  3. Katy on Dec 30, 2010 said:

    Love stories of old! Especially those full of character, integrity and honor to God. Totally going to look into these audio books…thanks for sharing :0) Blessings, Katy

  4. Katie on Dec 30, 2010 said:

    I received “A Bride Goes West” for Christmas and started listening to it yesterday. It is so inspiring! I agree with you, Mrs. Botkin has a very soothing voice. =)

  5. Gabrielle Renee on Dec 30, 2010 said:

    The girls in my family received this for Christmas! I have yet to listen to it. I have never heard Mrs. Botkin speak….


  6. Mandi on Dec 31, 2010 said:

    Thank you for sharing this! One of the gals in my youth group has a great interest in this type of thing and I’m eager to pass it on to her!

  7. Annie on Jan 1, 2011 said:

    Emily Rose,
    Your new blog design looks wonderful! It’s much more “fun” than the old one. =) I love all the whimsical touches you used as well. Beautiful!
    Wishing your family a happy new year! =)
    Many Blessings,

  8. Annie on Jan 1, 2011 said:

    P.S. I forgot to say that I love how you can keep the same colors that you love and still be able to give your site a complete new look! =)

  9. Kate {The Parchment Girl} on Jan 1, 2011 said:

    I love inspiring stories of the godly women who came before us! One of my favorite books full of such stories is Daughters of Destiny.

    Love the new blog design by the way!

  10. Pauline on Jan 1, 2011 said:

    Emily –

    That is simply LOVELY. That book you were reading sounds
    like a very interesting and worthwhile book to read.
    Love you and your blog!!!!

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