Character Comment – Discipline without Direction is Drudgery

I have two framed photographs that I took many years ago that are valuable reminders of self-discipline and accomplishment. One is of a Bicycle Motocross (BMX) rider with a great story behind it; the other is another BMX picture that I captured only after using many rolls of film (This was back before the days of digital photography). These are but two of many personal examples of what it means...
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Character Comment – TEAMwork: A Review (Part 6) – Model/Mentor

TEAMwork: A Review (Part 6) – Model/Mentor   Do you know what TEAMwork stands for? By now, you should! Give it a try; then check your answer at the bottom.* Today we come to the letter M. When we first introduced the concept of TEAMwork, the M stood only for “model,” the idea that we must serve as godly examples of the character traits we seek to instill. Over time, however, we have...
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Character Comment – TEAMwork: A Review (Part 5) – Advocate

TEAM2work: A Review (Part 5) – Advocate “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point” (C.S. Lewis). We have been reviewing the definition and application of TEAM2work, our responsibility to teach, encourage, advocate, and model/mentor. Last week we looked at “teach” and “encourage,” ending with the C.S. Lewis quote above; courage is...
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Circle of Friends Newsletter, 17.1

Here is our Circle of Friends Newsletter for September 17.1 To download a larger copy, click here -> Circle of Friends 17_01 Nwsltr Circle of Friends Membership Form: cof membership...
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Character Comment – TEAMwork: A Review (Part 4) – Teach and Encourage

TEAM2work, a Review – Part 4 Teach and Encourage TEAM2work—teach, encourage, advocate, model/mentor—describes the activity of home, school, and church as we fulfill the covenant task of Training Hearts and Teaching Minds in Education for Life. These must not be mere buzzwords or a facade which conceals other priorities. For this reason, we take time each year to remind ourselves of our...
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