April Podcasts

WEMH #073 Lessons from the Songs of the Slaves

WEMH #073 Lessons from the Songs of the Slaves
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While I don't dismiss the cruelty of slavery, I chose to focus on the gifts they brought to the American soil as expressed through the songs of their hearts.

​Art credit: The Lord is My Shepherd by Eastman Johnson

Folk Song of the American Negro by John Wesley Work (1915)

WEMH #074 Lessons from the Life of Mary McLeod Bethune

WEMH #074 Lessons from the Life of Mary McLeod Bethune
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I wrote this story of one of my favorite African-American heroes over ten years ago. She teaches us so many lessons. Here's a recipe you can make to go along with her story--you'll see the connection.

Sweet Potato Pie

1/3 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
9 inches unbaked pie shell

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, and mix well. Add milk, potatoes, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, mix well.

Pour into pie shell.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat for 350 degrees; bake 35-40 minutes longer or until pie tests done.

Cool: store in refrigerator

​(From Southern Living)

WEMH #077 Lessons from Abraham Lincoln

WEMH #077 Lessons from Abraham Lincoln
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Let's take a look at Lincoln's faith...and the last influence of a mother in those impressionable early years of childhood.

WEMH #165 Abraham Lincoln

WEMH #165 Abraham Lincoln
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Today marks the 154th anniversary of the death of Lincoln. In today's podcast I take a lighthearted look at one facet of his personality.

And you will find a new audio book on Lincoln in mybelmonde.com.

Abraham Lincoln by Wilbur Gordy (audio)

WEMH #166 William Lloyd Garrison

WEMH #166 William Lloyd Garrison
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Here is an example of a man who stood firm in what he believed.

Illustration: The mobbing of Garrison in Boston

WEMH #167 David Livingstone I Presume

WEMH #167 David Livingstone I Presume
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I have posted a new audio book in mybelmonde.com--The Story of David Livingstone. In today's podcast I give you a brief introduction to this wonderful hero. By the way, when they are available, I provide pdfs of the illustration taken from these books that are formatted for notebooking. You will find the pdf link just below the title.

Just a heads up--this isn't a story for little children. I leave it to your judgment.

The Story of David Livingstone by Vautier Golding (audio)
(You can access a link to the written copy of the book here as well.)

WEMH #187 Harriet Beecher Stowe

WEMH #187 Harriet Beecher Stowe
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It's been awhile since I did a podcast! In preparing the written version of the podcasts, I came across the notes I put together about Harriet Beecher Stowe, but evidently I never finished the podcast.

As I read through them, I thought of how many Well-Educated Heart principles were incorporated in her life, so I thought, as you are gearing up for a new school year, it would be a perfect time to share her story.

So I finished writing it up...and here it is!