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 – 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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Character Comment – Therefore by their fruits you will know them, Part 11

Therefore by their fruits you will know them. – Part 11 Matthew 7:20 We have been discussing the value of work, as introduced in “Our Daily Life” by T.S. Arthur. It ought to be obvious by now that I view this as a very important topic. It needs prayerful consideration as we build godly and productive Christian Character in the hearts and minds of our children as they grow in Christ....
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Character Comment – Therefore by their fruits you will know them, Part 10

Therefore by their fruits you will know them. – Part 10 Matthew 7:20 We have been following up on thoughts concerning our many employments in “Our Daily Life” by T.S. Arthur. We have seen Mark Hamby’s comments on the necessity of work; Booker T. Washington, on educating the head, heart, and hand; and Os Guinness, on the influence of our work well done, the splendor of the ordinary....
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Character Comment – Therefore by their fruits you will know them, Part 9

Therefore by their fruits you will know them. – Part 9 Matthew 7:20 Where’s Pop? Under the kitchen sink, replacing the disposal; and that’s where you ought to be! I recall overhearing that brief exchange between my young son Jim and his mother many years ago. We did more than encourage our boys that when there were things to be done (i.e. fixed and maintained) around the house, they...
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