Posts Tagged "heart"

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 Returns to Kenya

»Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

The Teachable Spirit Returns to Kenya

I am Jean Bons, the Teachable Spirit, a Seasoned Professional Speaker, College Professor, Missionary Entrepreneur, and an Interpreter of God’s Word with experience speaking and/or teaching in corporate, small business, specialty groups, for-profit and non-profit settings.  I have been a formal educator for fifteen years and an informal educator for almost thirty years, having raised two children who are now pursuing careers of their own. Along with an MBA and an MPA, I blend my life long experience of raising children, business, education, and understanding of the scripture to create tailor made curriculum for personal application and growth. Visiting Ingrid Education Centre located in Nairobi, Kenya in October 2012 to deliver textbooks, in Jan/Feb of 2013 to...

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Alone with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Alone with the Teachable Spirit

How can you be happy alone? What does the teachable spirit need to do to create happiness when you are alone? These are very difficult questions to answer, especially if we are busy people that have families and care for children. My life is serene now compared to what it was in the days when family was the focus; however, the work I was doing in my family’s life at that time would have benefited from answering these two questions. The scripture says, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Do you see that loving yourself is the foundation for loving your neighbor? The care that you take in meeting your own needs will be the same care you take in meeting those closest to you. Yeshua (Jesus) told a story in reference to this concept: And behold, a lawyer stood up...

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Learning from Cats with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Learning from Cats with the Teachable Spirit

Remaining open to potential learning opportunities allows the teachable spirit to learn from any source. Pets provide an abundance of joy through their presence, antics, and need of our nurturing. Recently, a friend loaned me a book entitled, Everything I Know About Life I Learned from My Cat, by Hope Lyda, with incredibly gorgeous paintings by Lesley Anne Ivory. Enjoying the exquisite art and lovely idioms about cats, I also encountered delightful epiphanies, such as the following: The Best Gifts in Life Are Relationships Never Give Up Hope Personal Space Is Good Be Careful What You Ask For Ritual Is Important A Life Is as Good as the View Love the One You are With Miracles Can Happen Experiencing a very close friendship where we just “get” each...

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What is Fundraising? with the Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

What is Fundraising? with the Teachable Spirit

Recently, the teachable spirit had the distinct pleasure of attending a Fundraising from the Heart workshop featuring Lynne Twist, author of the book, Soul of Money. I felt that Lynne’s philosophy resonated with me more than any other approach to money I had encountered. I believed it was worth the trip to the Upaya Center in Santa Fe via Albuquerque, New Mexico, to find some clarity on the subject. What is fundraising? Who is a fundraiser? What is the purpose of fundraising? Working around the world, Lynne has traveled to a variety of countries raising money for organizations such as The Hunger Project, and then creating her own philanthropic institution in 1996, The Pachamama Alliance — a social profit (nonprofit) organization, co-founded with...

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