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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Young People’s Problems/Opportunities (Part 2)

Young People’s Problems/Opportunities – Part 2 Last week we saw some thoughts from James Russell Miller regarding the problems of youth in a world that may seem “familiar and commonplace” to us “who have been in it for a long time,” but that, for our youth, “is filled with things they have never before seen,” where “each new thing holds a new problem.” It ended by...
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Young People’s Problems/Opportunities – 9/10/13

Young People’s Problems/Opportunities These Character Matters Comments are addressed to what I call Character Advocates because it is my prayer that they are read not only by the parents of our precious students, but by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends – any and all who are truly interested in the spiritual welfare of our covenant children. The aim here is to enlist others in the...
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What Kind of Person a Student Is – 9/4/18

What Kind of Person a Student Is The last Character Comment back in June quoted an article by Mark Hamby entitled “Save Yourself!” I open this first Character Matters Comment for the new school year with another quote from last year, also by Hamby: “When we use our gifts for the benefit of others, our dreams may come true in ways we never dreamed possible!” It is worth repeating as we...
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Character Comment – He Gave Me a Camera

He Gave Me a Camera I think that this is going to be a tradition, as I repeat the year-end Mark Hamby piece once again as a fitting reminder going into the summer break.  We’ve spent the last several months speaking to the value of work and imparting important lessons of character in the activities of “Our Daily Life”.  At the center of all this is an important principle stated in...
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Character Comment – Therefore by their fruits you will know them, Part 12

Therefore by their fruits you will know them (Matt. 7:20) – Part 12 Last week, we began to close out our discussion of the value of work introduced in “Our Daily Life” by T.S. Arthur, by introducing a two-part observation from Mark Hamby, of Lamplighter Publications. Here’s part two, the rest of the story. Tunnel Vision Part Two Last time I explained how my dad had asked me to dig a...
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