Character Comment – “Save Yourself”

I’ve decided to make this my annual Character Matters end of the year comment; truly believing it is worth repeating. I was once told by a very wise mentor, “Your children ask for many things, but deep down they don’t want what you can give them, as much as they just want you—time with you, your attention at eye level where they can see your smile and show you theirs.” Staying at...
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Character Comment – Summer Reads

What are you going to be doing this summer? One thing I hope you don’t do is to take time off from thinking about and working on character teaching during your children’s time off from classroom studies. Some of the best times I had with my own children were talking to their hearts in summer conversations along the roads we traveled together, in the national parks, around the campfires,...
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Character Comment – Visionary Leadership

What’s important to you? Not sure right off? I bet if I asked your kids they could tell me. They know what occupies your attention; they know what’s important to you. I recall a faithful pastor once saying, “We are always teaching our children whether we intend to or not; they are watching and they are learning by what we do. The question we need to consider is, what are they...
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2016 Wax Museum and Fine Arts Fair

2016 Wax Museum and Fine Arts Fair A wax museum usually consists of wax sculptures representing famous people from history and contemporary personalities exhibited in lifelike poses, wearing real clothes. The history of such museums go back to Westminster Abbey in London where a collection of British royal wax figures where created in the period of Edward III of England who died in 1377, along...
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Character Comment – Training Up a Child, Part 2

Train up a child in the way he should go Prov. 22:6a In the past several Character Comments, we have discussed the core of Christian Education—training hearts and teaching minds. Last week, we emphasized training, the exercise of self discipline in right thinking, what we call habits of the hearts, we looked at one side of the educational equation: raising our children up “in the...
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