Reading Group

Golden Hours of Delight:

Bringing joy and truth into each moment of life.


Monthly Discussion Group:

Volumes 1-6 of Miss Charlotte M. Mason

A gathering of encouragement, truth & goodness will be meeting on the SECOND Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:00am at Panera Bread in Gastonia, NC (conveniently located right off Interstate 85 minutes outside of Mecklenburg County, Cleveland County & York County)…please email for further information and to be added to an email list (that updates any date changes, as I am a momma of five young gals & a baby boy on the way (and life is very full).)

During August 2017- March 2018 we walked through Volume 1 of “Home Education” by Charlotte M. Mason.  It was a such a wonderful time of fellowship and discussion each month.  We will pause for May- July to be with family, assimilate and refresh ourselves & family with our new knowledge.

Beginning in August 2018 we will pickup with Volume 2 of “Parents and Children.”  If you would like to join us and we’re not able to come last year, consider picking up Volume 1 and read through it over these next 11 weeks.  A little overn4 or 5 nights a week and you can finish in less than 30 days-😀.  (My husband has adopted this challenge and reads aloud for 7-15 minutes about 5 nights a week and we making our way through together and enjoying the topic discussion too!)

Note: Check back for reading schedule of Volume 2, “Parents and Children.”

“Ourselves”: Book 1

Additionally, lets “plant our feet” in the volume Miss Mason wrote for her students, “Ourselves,” (Volume 4), slowly reading two chapters a month will allow for a lovely devotional as we come together each time. (Please try and read two chapters before each book group.). My hope would be for us to finish both Book 1 & 2 over the course of reading through Volumes 1-3, & 5-6. (A lovely article filled with a mother’s heart and devotion was written about why Volume 6 is not where one should start, it is not to be missed- “The Truth About Volume 6” by Morgan Conner, May 5, 2017 (to be found on at

***Placing a framework for our sharing…please try to read, but always come and delight in refreshing company and encouraging embraces.***

I am going to come with a commonplace entry from the current volume’s reading portion & an entry from “Ourselves (simply a sentence or passage or even only a short phrase that Miss Mason gives in the reading selection for the month). This will be a nice way to help us stay connected in the volumes when we are in discussion each month. If you do not already have a commonplace book a simple journal will work well. Adding to it as you come to something that speaks to you personally.