Category Archives: Cultivating Character

Video Games

“In the brave new digital universe, adults are immigrants and kids are natives.” Gary Knell, CEO Sesame Workshop As a teacher, I’ve always been concerned about the educational process in the brain. Once I became a mother, I always looked for … Continue reading

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Eliminating the Bad Influence of Pests

“Do not be deceived, ‘Bad company corrupts good morals.’ “ I Cor. 15:33 The next year in my garden, I was ready to try again. Before I planted, we worked hard preparing the soil, breaking up the hard ground and … Continue reading

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Water & Sunlight of Nurturing Relationships

“Children don’t care how much we know, until they know how much we care.” Love is crucial to healthy spiritual and emotional development. Parents will naturally love their children. Kids are a living, breathing extension of us. One father told … Continue reading

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Establishing a Healthy Marriage

After we work at enriching our soil by preparing for growth, and modeling character, we need to nurture a healthy marriage. Melba has raised four children who all love the Lord and are close to her and each other. One … Continue reading

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Being a Strong Role Model

“What parents excuse in moderation, children excuse in excess.”  Zig Ziglar One day as I drove along at the speed of traffic, I noticed that my Jr. High aged son was sitting beside me absorbing everything I did behind the … Continue reading

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The Home Environment (Part 2): Preparing for Growth

Last week, I bought a small but very healthy basil plant in the produce section of my grocery store. When I got home, I gently slipped the large root ball of thin white roots engulfing a block of soil out … Continue reading

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The Home Environment (Part 1): The Soil

In Virginia, spring is gently making her entrance. The breeze blows softly as my daffodils stretch up to greet the 60 degree weather. As I think of the importance of cultivating character in my children, the most obvious analogy is using plants in a garden. Continue reading

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