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The Teachable Spirit Taste of Happiness

»Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

The Teachable Spirit Taste of Happiness

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) has taught me the meaning of a teachable spirit and given me the privilege of engaging with many cultures. People from other countries express themselves in a fresh and meaningful way as they endeavor to embrace the English language. One of my students expressed her understanding of happiness in an essay that I discovered in my files recently; she used the word HAPPINESS as an acronym, which I find original and intriguing: Harmony Attraction Partner Peace Imagination Nothing Emotion Selfish Satisfaction This is Elly’s essay, who was in my ESL class at Kaplan University. The Taste of Happiness (What’s the meaning of happiness for me?) There are so many tastes in the world. But is there a deep and varied...

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Character Development with Mary

»Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in character development | 0 comments

Character Development with Mary

What is your value to God? What is the significance of your role in the universe? Do you think that what you desire is not okay because it seems so selfish? He designed us to do good works, which He created for us to do specifically. In fulfilling our desires, we do what God created us to do. (see Ephesians 2:10) Character development is about understanding how your relationship with God fits in the grand scheme of God’s plan.  Scripture reveals many individuals who found their place in history; I think Mary’s story best epitomizes this idea. In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to...

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