Posts Tagged "overcoming"

Pretty in Pink with the Teachable Spirit

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Pretty in Pink with the Teachable Spirit

What comes to mind when you think of the movie, “Pretty in Pink?” What do you think is the message of that movie? How does the message of the movie relate to the children of Ingrid Education Centre? Reflecting on “Pretty in Pink,” the teachable spirit can acquire a sense of empathy and understanding for individuals experiencing peer pressure, appreciating the courage needed to overcome social prejudice. Recently, I had the opportunity to review John Hughes’ romantic comedy-drama again, reacquainting myself with the characters played by Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, and Jon Cryer. Enjoying the quaintness of this film made in 1986, I appreciated refreshing my memory about: the angst of individuals caught in social situations beyond...

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Character Development: Esther

»Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in character development | 0 comments

Character Development: Esther

Who is your favorite Bible character? Esther is my favorite person in the Bible that I enjoy using for character development. Although I love the story because of all the amazing things she did, I also appreciate her for the angst she experienced. I relate to this almost as much or more than I do to her feats of bravery. After all, I’m not a beauty queen, even if some people think I’m beautiful. I’m definitely not a queen by anyone’s definition even if I might aspire to be or dream of it in my private thoughts. Frankly, that’s living too much in the public eye. I like my privacy. I definitely would not want to be put in the position she was put in to choose between her people and exposure. So, then… …what captures my attention about...

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