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Where to Begin to Teach Thankfulness?

Submitted by kim on Tue, 10/26/2010 - 19:38 in Character Building


This morning when I reached for my bible, I realized I had left it at my daughter's home when I visited her last weekend.  My back up bible is an old one with most of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians falling out.  It had been my mother-in-law's.  Her favorite books are not only obvious due to the wear, but also her excessive underlining and notes in the margin.

Though fragile, I like reading the worn pages, knowing she once read, studied and meditated the same words, the same treasures.

A Fox Called Ingratitude

Submitted by kim on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 09:24 in Character Building


One of the foxes that lurks this time of year is ingratitude.  As commericals flood the television with the latest toy and the Christmas trees start appearing in stores, it is very easy for all of us to focus on what we want this upcoming season rather than what we are thankful for.  Thankfulness is not an attitude that just happens in our home or in our hearts.  It is something that must be cultivated over and over again.  We can catch that fox by purposefully developing thankfulness.  I look forward to sharing some ideas this week that will hopefully be easy for you to implement in your homes.  May the whole month of November be one of Thanksgiving!

A Fox Called The Critical Spirit

Submitted by kim on Tue, 08/03/2010 - 21:54 in Character Building, Lessons for Mom

Make a Hard Promise and Keep It

Submitted by kim on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 20:52 in Character Building

I caught the tail end of an interview on late night TV last week.  On November 19, 2007, Charlie Rose interviewed Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. This means I am almost three years late.  Oh well!   I have to make a disclaimer that I am not familiar with either of these men or their worldview.  I was up late and flipped on Channel 9 and there they were - two men talking intelligently, so I lingered and listened.

A Fox Called Expectations

Submitted by kim on Sat, 06/19/2010 - 14:06 in Character Building

I was looking through some old files recently and ran across a letter I wrote to my daughter her first year of college.  A young man was showing some kindness to her, but was not very clear on his intentions.  I wrote about her expectations and how dangerous they could be: