Posts Tagged "experience"

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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Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

»Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Understanding the Experiences of Life Through Circumstances

Do our circumstances in life have anything to do with the satisfaction we experience? “Married churchgoers tend to outscore single nonbelievers in happiness surveys, but health, wealth, good looks, and status have astonishingly little effect on what the researchers call “subjective well-being.” People living in extreme poverty are, on average, less happy than those whose basic needs are met. But once we cross that threshold, greater wealth stops making life richer,” states Geoffrey Cowley (with Anne Underwood), Newsweek, September 16, 2002. Traveling to third world countries and seeing how other people live can give an individual a very different perspective on happiness. I had the good fortune to have parents who valued traveling highly. My dad worked,...

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