Character Trait Definitions

Character traits have in common particular elements. We do not attempt to list them all, but you will want to make note of five major similarities: 1. Understanding flowing into desire and then action. All character traits are built intellectually first. We must understand the trait. Understanding flows into […]

Teen Charity Work – Volunteer Opportunities for Teenagers

Teen charity work – volunteer opportunities for teenagers — can provide weeks of valuable character building. Summer months open up hours of free time and give teenagers a big choice. On the one hand, they may waste many of those hours in trivial activities such as mall-walking, video games, and […]

Will Your Monkeys Pose?

Will your monkeys pose when you want them to pose? Will your monkeys pose when you want to take an end-of-term photo or yearbook photograph? Do they gather quickly into a neat group? Do they stand straight and still – or do they fidget, annoy others, and slump? Do they […]

Redeeming the First Minute

You teach the way you teach…. You always start the school year that way…. You see no point in buying back a mere minute…. Ah, but first impressions are lasting! What if a couple of secrets injected into the first minute could make a tremendous difference in the entire school […]

Is It a Duck?

The duck test, attributed to James Whitcomb Riley, says: “When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.” When testing for reality in a person, it is good to see if he or […]

Christian Character Traits are Robust – Part 1

Christian character traits are robust, unlike the world’s frail moral values. The very fact that they have stood the test of many millennia proves their vigor even to the open-minded non-Christian. Their longevity does not explain their robustness. Evil has enjoyed nearly equal longevity. So why dare we call Christian […]

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