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Encouraging Fathers With The Teachable Spirit

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Encouraging Fathers With The Teachable Spirit

How does a young father get experience? How does a young father become successful? What motivates a young father to continue in spite of how he feels? Teaching is one of the best ways the teachable spirit learns. During my tenure teaching Adult Basic Education (ABE) to students at Highline Community College (HCC) in the hope of assisting them to obtain their General Educational Development (GED) diploma, I used various topics and ideas to assist the process of developing essay writing skills. One concept I used frequently was asking them to talk about the difference they are today compared to ten years ago. Reflecting on maturing as a father, one student wrote the following essay: The person I am today is completely different than the person I was ten years...

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Reflecting on Scripture: the Fruit of the Spirit

»Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in reflecting on scripture | 0 comments

Reflecting on Scripture: the Fruit of the Spirit

What does it mean to live above the law? How do you live above the law? Why would you want to live above the law? But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. –Galatians 5:22-23 Reflecting on scripture leads me to understand that in living a life in the spirit, seeking to follow God and please Him, your life naturally exhibits certain characteristics that put you in a place above the law. The law no longer pertains to you. Laws were written to keep people in check. When the spirit of God abides in you, the law becomes unnecessary. You “automatically” do what is right according to the Spirit of God. How does this happen? And I will give...

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