Welcome to “Gracious Woman” – my new effort at communicating with, and broadening, my circle of friends.
A song ran through my head this afternoon. Psalter Hymnal #174 “O Teach Thou Us to Count Our Days” based on Psalm 90. It has an awesome tune and it would be well worth your time to find it on YouTube at
Psalm 90 – Psalter 246 A Pilgrim’s Prayers
A real rouser.
Here are the words of the first line:
O teach thou us to count our days
And set our hearts on wisdom’s ways
Hope that is enough to spark your interest enough to give it a listen. I love singing the Psalms, and have learned many that way. Not having the benefit of being raised up with Scriptures, I am thrilled to have hidden even a bit of God’s words in my heart. We are instructed to count our days and not to waste our lives, waiting for a better moment, giving excuses, or procrastinating. To set our hearts on wisdom’s ways, we need to be willing to learn from the circumstances in which God has placed us.
The blog, Gracious Woman will focus on growing in God’s grace and wisdom, with a strong focus on homemaking, writing, and books. I’ll be bringing you my best thrifty tips for the home, chatting about writing fiction and teaching writing, and about my lifelong passion for good books.
Hope you’ll visit again, soon.