“It was when I was happiest that I longed most … The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing … to find the place where all the beauty came from.”

-C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces


Salutations! My name is Lexy Sauvé and I live in the Wasatch Mountains with my high school sweetheart, Brian, and our two barefoot boys, Ari Judah and Ira Lewis. When I’m not spending free time reading and writing in my commonplace journal, you’ll fine me over at my personal blog, In the Marginalia. I am also on staff with Deeply Rooted Magazine and I occasionally narrate what I’m learning at Charlotte Mason Living. I also serve our local church at Refuge Church where my husband is the lead pastor. Watching our family in Christ grow in grace is one of our greatest joys this side of heaven.


Isaiah 6:3 says, “And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!‘” Along with the lifelong pursuit of growing in the knowledge of the gospel and loving the neighbors God’s place under my own roof, my affections for the bits of God’s glory scattered everywhere are growing: in books of verse and rhyme, under October trees, eating Cottage Pie around the dining room table with my kin, hiking in the cleft of the Northern Utah mountains. God is a God of profligate grace. He is a generous Magic Maker. I believe He created every means in the created world to facilitate delight and pleasure in Him. This blog is an attempt to honor the Magic Maker by gathering the sightings of grace and glory in one place. St. Augustine said, “Narrow is the mansion of my soul. Enlarge thou it, that thou may dwellest in.” Attentiveness to the liberal arts tradition is a way to enlarge our hearts to love, enjoy, and worship God more fully. I hope these pieces of marginalia will urge you to do just that by the means present in the philosophy of education set forth by Charlotte Mason and various other thoughts from classical education. I pray that you will see it is enough for us as educators to know nothing except Christ and Him crucified, and to grow in understanding how everything we do is an overflow of our hiddenness in Christ, our cleft.

In addition to this blog, I am part of a Christian Charlotte Mason community that meets regularly in Ogden, Utah. We would love to promote thoughtful activities and discussions among other Charlotte Mason educators in the Northern Utah and surrounding areas. Email me at cleftformeblog@gmail.com for more information.


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