Character Comment Index

Date Title Comments 1/2/16 Initiative   1/9/16  Believing God Will Do What He Says   1/15/16 Making the Most of Ones Self  John Wooden 1/20/16 Seize the Moment  Why Bad Things Happen 1/26/16 This is Not a Day Care 2/2/16 The test of morality of society Bonheoffer 2/9/16 The test of morality of society – part 2 Bonheoffer – mentors influence 2/16/16 The...
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Character Comment – A Selfish Heart (continued)

After reading last week’s Character Comment, did you think to google “Mine, Mine, Mine,” to find the seagull scenes from Finding Nemo? Maybe you have the home video already. I ask because sometimes movie clips can be great starting points for family discussions. As you watch a film, you might ask questions like these: What did you think of that movie? Did you see how that was a movie about...
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Character Comment – A Selfish Heart

Last week we looked at an article by Mark Hamby entitled “The Greatest Legacy.” He argued that “the greatest blessing and legacy we can leave to our children is not found in our bank accounts or lands or houses but in our example of self-sacrifice, endurance, character, and hope.” This week, I want to look further at the concept of self-sacrifice as opposed to selfishness. I am currently...
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Character Comment – The Greatest Legacy

Below is an excellence musing from Mark Hamby, of Lamplighter Publications. Enjoy this food for thought and family discussion. The Greatest Legacy Mark Hamby The ancient Spartans had a secret that allowed them to be the fiercest of warriors. They understood that to win wars they needed to raise children who embraced self-sacrifice more than any pleasures which might be enjoyed. Known for their...
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Character Comment – 11.11.11

11.11.11 I never served in the military. My father served in the Second World War, but died when I was rather young, so I know little of his service. My stepfather served in the First World War, but spoke little of it. Upon his passing, my stepbrothers and I found some of his writings, which made for interesting reading. Near the end of the war, he served as a Field Artillery Second Lieutenant...
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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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