Friday, April 29, 2011

Princesses in God's Kingdom

Today Prince William and Kate Middleton wed in an elaborate ceremony with the whole world watching. I personally enjoyed the day with all its charm and glamour, reverence and tradition. I've been building a collection of books on Princess Diana, the Royal Family and English landscapes for over 27 years. I've read countless biographies and gazed at an abundance of glamorous pictures books. These things are part of a world that I will never experience in this life. That's okay by me. We could debate the validity of the British monarchy, the moral decay of the family, or the extreme wealth at the expense of the British taxpayer. Still, I would enjoying watching. Every little girl wants to be a princess. Christ, we are princesses!  As children of God, the Great King, we are in His Royal Family. Let us represent our Heavenly King with all the dignity, grace, confidence, and poise of a Princess.

Here are a few books and DVD's that encourage royal behavior and character. Enjoy!

For children...
The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
The True Princess by Angela Elwell Hunt
My Child, My Princess by Beth Moore
God's Wisdom for Little Girls by Elizabeth George
His Little Princess by Sheri Rose Shepherd
The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Suzy Stories by Elizabeth Prentiss
The Princess and the Three Knights by Karen Kingsbury

For older girls...and adults
Princess Adelina by Julie Sutter
The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
CS Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia Series
Becoming a Modern Day Princess by Pam Farrel
A Basket of Flowers by Christopher von Schmid
Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

A few DVD's that would represent princess-like behavior...

Adult - more complex subject matter
One Night with the King (Story of Esther)
Amazing Grace (Life of Mr and Mrs. William Wilberforce)
Young Victoria or Victoria and Albert (BBC)
Miss Potter (Story of Beatrix Potter)
The Chronicles of Narnia Series
Sense and Sensibility
Jane Eyre (A&E)

Sweet Pea Beauty (Veggie Tales)
The Little Princess (Shirley Temple)
Disney's Cinderella
Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
The Swan Princess

"That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace."  Psalm 144:12

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