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Shofar Blowing with the Teachable Spirit

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Shofar Blowing with the Teachable Spirit

Why is the sound of the shofar important? What does the sound of the shofar mean? Whose voice is typically connected with the sound of the shofar? How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all the day, And by Your righteousness they are exalted. –Ps. 89:15-16 The word translated here in verse 15 as “sound” is the Hebrew transliteration “teruah” used to describe the sound of the shofar. There is no direct translation in English for the word, which is why translators use words such as ‘sound’, ‘shout’, or ‘praise’. Blowing my shofar that I purchased in Israel in 2007 is a skill I learned from playing the...

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Professionalism and the Teachable Spirit

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Professionalism and the Teachable Spirit

What makes people stand out in the work force? What characteristics help an individual have superior results in their career? How does the teachable spirit define professionalism? Professionalism is defined by our inner character, the behavior we exhibit, and the image we project. It is about high-quality service to others through our work and a keen respect for others’ rights. Consequently, professionalism becomes part of the fabric of our life, the very nature that we engage with people on a daily basis. While there are many characteristics that can be included in a list of soft skills, here is what the teachable spirit defines as professionalism: Strong Work Ethic Positive Attitude Good Communication Skills Time Management Skills Problem-Solving...

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Developing Character: Why Ingrid Education Centre?

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Developing Character: Why Ingrid Education Centre?

Why is Ingrid Education Centre worthy of financial support? What makes it so specifically unique in the world that it would be the organization developing character in the children of the Matopeni slums of Nairobi?   Arriving in Kenya for the first time in October 2012 felt like coming home. I knew this was where I belonged, where God had called me to share my experiences, and create a work He wanted me to do. Finally, at long last, I felt inspired, motivated, alive, and eager to begin doing what God wanted me to do. Additionally, I no longer felt alone in the world. Returning in January of 2013 with my son, Isaac Van Mechelen, we had the opportunity to teach classes at Ingrid. My son resisted the idea, but was finally convinced to share the topic of...

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