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Ode to Friendship

»Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in teachable spirit, understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Ode to Friendship

Ode to Friendship   There’s a 1,000 things I love to do– None as much as converse with you.   In all the world, there’s none I’ve found Quite as much to turn around–           And whether it’s trite or monumental, You really appreciate the sentimental.       Here’s to friendship for eternity And gratitude abundantly– For all the amazing things we’ve shared And the opportunity to have cared. “The sky’s the limit,” so they say. I’ll settle for heaven come what may. And then I’ll still have dedication to my friend in conversation. Written by Jean L. Bons, the Teachable Spirit, October 28, 2016. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of...

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The Teachable Spirit Completes with Satisfaction

»Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

The Teachable Spirit Completes with Satisfaction

Collaborating with faith based organizations, faith based non-profits, and fellow believers, faith based Project Light of the World (PLOW) completed its mission in February 2016 by providing prepubescent training and feminine care products, attendance at the Being a Leader Course (BAL) in Nairobi, Kenya February 4-11, 2016 for the founder and director of Ingrid Education Centre (IEC) and Jean Bons, The Teachable Spirit, conducting a professional development workshop for the teachers of IEC, donating dresses and shorts from Little Dresses for Africa, toys from The Happy Factory, and the provision of rice and beans for the school’s food program. Words fail to describe the overwhelming joy expressed by the girls and teachers of IEC who received the feminine...

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Project Light of the World and the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Project Light of the World and the Teachable Spirit

Working with faith based organizations, faith based non-profits, and fellow believers, faith based Project Light of the World and the Teachable Spirit desire to provide prepubescent training and feminine care products, an opportunity for leaders of Ingrid Education Centre (IEC) to attend the Being a Leader Course (BAL) in Nairobi, Kenya February 4-11, 2016, a professional development workshop for teachers, and added nutritional value to the children’s diet. Founded and directed by Douglas Monene, IEC is a faith based and community organization that provides education to needy and vulnerable children of the Matopeni Quarry slum of Nairobi. Because parents make $27 a month crushing rock for a living and schooling costs $15 a month, children are subject to abuse,...

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The Teachable Spirit of Happy Goldilocks

»Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

The Teachable Spirit of Happy Goldilocks

Being happy in your spirit has to do with understanding what you need or what you lack before you can ever decide what makes you happy. The teachable spirit knows that experiencing hunger, tiredness, or discomfort is the prerequisite for determining what makes you happy. Consider Goldilocks for a moment. Finding the house in the forest occurred when she was hungry. Tasting the three bowls of porridge led to observing: one was too hot one was too cold one was just right Feeling tired led to seeking which chair would best accommodate her need. She thought that the first two chairs were too big and the third one was just right. Sitting in it; however, caused the chair to break, leading to more discomfort. Climbing the stairs in search of a better solution, she...

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Desire vs. Want with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Desire vs. Want with the Teachable Spirit

What is the difference between desire and want? What word bridges the gap between desire and want? How can the definition help the teachable spirit? Recently, I have been reading a marvelous book entitled A Happy Pocket Full of Money written by David Cameron Gikandi, who happens to be from Kenya. Among other things, David Cameron Gikandi was a creative consultant on “The Secret,” a 2006 bestselling film documentary based on Rhonda Byrne’s book of the same title. He defines “want” as: to be without; lack to be destitute or needy a defect of character; a fault to be absent to be deficient or lacking to fail; not to be sufficient to fall or come short; to lack When you want something, he states, this is what the universe gives you–absence...

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