Posts Tagged "clarify"

Encouraging Growth: Parenting Tips from Joseph

»Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in encouraging growth | 0 comments

Encouraging Growth: Parenting Tips from Joseph

Do you desire to really get to the heart of good parenting? Do you want to simplify your ideas and distill them down to one concept? Do you want to clarify your thinking around this issue? Blessings are an integral part of Friday evenings in Judaism, which include every member of the family, who gather to celebrate the weekly feast that ushers in the Sabbath.  Traditionally, the blessing for sons comes from the text in Genesis 48:20: He blessed them that day (referring to Jacob), saying, “By you Israel will pronounce blessing, saying, ‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh!'” Raising these two children in Egypt was their father, Joseph, who was hand-selected by the Pharaoh to be the viceroy of his country even though Joseph was not an...

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Gaining Your Soul: Mastering Life

»Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in mastering life | 0 comments

Gaining Your Soul: Mastering Life

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? –Mark 8:36 What if you gained your soul first? Then if you gained the whole world, would you lose your soul? Is mastering life gaining your soul AND the world? What else is there to gain in this life except your soul? Recently, I came across this comment in an article written by Michelle Dale, also known as Virtual Miss Friday: “I really shifted my focus to experiment with the theory that by improving myself, my business would naturally, almost organically improve because I was more developed as a person.” (next to last paragraph in Part 2) Capturing my thought process so perfectly with that simple statement, I responded to her with the following: “In my experience,...

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