YMB #65 Remembrance and Grammar: A Conversation with Cindy Rollins

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Cindy Rollins, mom of nine and “Mama of Morning Time” (so-named by me!), is back on the podcast this week to chat about Stratford Caldecott’s Beauty in the Word — specifically the portion on grammar, or what Caldecott calls “remembering.” Join us as we chat about anamnesis, what it is and how it is alike and different what we already associate with memory. Listen for:
 
  1. The idea of anchoring or tethering our children to a cultural heritage.
  2. What are some Morning Time elements that help to convey this cultural heritage.
  3. How Cindy handles the aspects of our heritage that are not positive or admirable.
  4. The connection between language and memory and how language helps form relationships with ideas.
  5. How technology is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to our efforts to be people who practice Remembering.

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  • Tiffany says:

    Do you have a link to the Westminster Cadet document Cindy referenced? I couldn’t locate it, and dont see it listed in the resources. Thanks for your help!

    • Dawn Garrett says:

      Cindy replied to me within moments! Here it is:

      West Point Cadet’s Prayer

      O God, our Father, Thou Searcher of human hearts, help us to draw near to Thee in sincerity and truth. May our religion be filled with gladness and may our worship of Thee be natural.

      Strengthen and increase our admiration for honest dealing and clean thinking, and suffer not our hatred of hypocrisy and pretence ever to diminish. Encourage us in our endeavor to live above the common level of life. Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half truth when the whole can be won. Endow us with courage that is born of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy, that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice and knows no fear when truth and right are in jeopardy. Guard us against flippancy and irreverence in the sacred things of life. Grant us new ties of friendship and new opportunities of service. Kindle our hearts in fellowship with those of a cheerful countenance, and soften our hearts with sympathy for those who sorrow and suffer. Help us to maintain the honor of the Corps untarnished and unsullied and to show forth in our lives the ideals of West Point in doing our duty to Thee and to our Country. All of which we ask in the name of the Great Friend and Master of all.

      Amen

      • Tiffany says:

        Wow! That was fast! Thanks so much!

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