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A Teachable Spirit is Acquired Through Gratitude and Humility

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A Teachable Spirit is Acquired Through Gratitude and Humility

Gratitude + Humility = A Teachable Spirit 1.  See the universe as having more than an abundant supply. When you look at the world, what do you see? During my childhood, there was always a race to get to the last piece of cake, the last piece of candy, the last piece of chicken, or whatever was the most delicious remaining substance. Why? The old analogy of whether the glass is half empty or half full comes to mind. Is there enough air to breath? Growing up all I ever heard over and over again was how there was not enough; the world seemed to produce the results in accordance with what I thought.  2.  Apply the law of non-resistance in every situation. Putting energy on an experience being “bad” creates more of it. The value of non-resistance is...

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Thoughts are Things: Reflecting on Scripture

»Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in reflecting on scripture | 0 comments

Thoughts are Things: Reflecting on Scripture

The word devar in Hebrew is translated “things” as well as “word.” In other words, in Hebrew, words and things are the same word. The book of Deuteronomy starts with, “These are the words,” or devarim, which is the plural of devar. Reflecting on scripture, we see that Paul encouraged us to “think on these things.” Because thoughts are things and words create, what we think about becomes the words we speak, creating our life as a result. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and...

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Developing Character: Judging NCFCA Participants

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Developing Character: Judging NCFCA Participants

Twice this year I have had the honor and the privilege to judge for a National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) in Olympia, and in Richland, Washington. What a treat to see these home schooled children (ages 13-18) deliver their speeches! Duly impressed and thoroughly impacted by their work, I had extreme difficulty in determining placement, e.g., first, second, third, etc. The humorous round of speeches was the one I chose to judge in Olympia. I encountered speeches involving: Shrek fairy tales Arsenic and Lace Shakespeare’s version of Star Wars All memorized and complete with changes in characterization, including sounds of Chewbacca! Stunning, absolutely stunning, is all I can say to describe what I experienced. From the...

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