Posts Tagged "character"

Hope with The Teachable Spirit

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Hope with The Teachable Spirit

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he appears, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And everyone that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure. –I John 3:2-3 Understanding that our life here on this planet is fragile, but that we hope in our eternal condition, the teachable spirit yearns for the day when we will be like Yeshua (Jesus), so that we can stand in His presence. Illustrating this idea is an original short story written by one of my students during my tenure teaching adult basic education (ABE) at Highline Community College. Hope Among Roses The sun rises and I tilt my face toward it; its gentle warmth fills me. The morning dew touches my...

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Character Development: Esther

»Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in character development | 0 comments

Character Development: Esther

Who is your favorite Bible character? Esther is my favorite person in the Bible that I enjoy using for character development. Although I love the story because of all the amazing things she did, I also appreciate her for the angst she experienced. I relate to this almost as much or more than I do to her feats of bravery. After all, I’m not a beauty queen, even if some people think I’m beautiful. I’m definitely not a queen by anyone’s definition even if I might aspire to be or dream of it in my private thoughts. Frankly, that’s living too much in the public eye. I like my privacy. I definitely would not want to be put in the position she was put in to choose between her people and exposure. So, then… …what captures my attention about...

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