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 – 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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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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Character Comment – TEAMwork: A Review (Part 3)

TEAMwork: A Review (Part 3) Virtue is at the core of our Character Trait curriculum, because, in the end, it is the essence of what our Lord seeks in His faithful followers. And virtue, as Thomas Paine put it, “is not hereditary.” As a metaphor for diligence I often tell the students that gardens don’t just happen.  Even after having made the earth, and all very good, the Lord went back...
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Character Comment – TEAMwork: A Review (Part 2)

TEAM2work: A Review (Part 2) Last week I left off with a quote from Thomas Paine: “When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” I also asked a question for dinner table conversation: At the end of it all, what do you hope to hear from your Lord?  What answer did you and your family come up with? Did you find a hint to the answer hidden within...
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Character Comment – TEAMwork: A Review

TEAMwork: A Review Here’s a question for dinner-table conversion or personal introspection: At the end of it all, what do you hope to hear from your Lord? The comments below may help you determine your response. Several years ago a public figure wrote a book entitled It Takes a Village, a book that presents a vision for raising children within society. The focus is on the impact individuals...
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