Tag Archives: discipline

Music, Tenacity and Life

James was having difficulty with a piece of music and told me that it was his least favorite and that he didn’t like it at all. To his chagrin, I assigned it for a third straight week. I told him … Continue reading

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For this is right

In a letter to the believers in the city of Ephesus, the apostle Paul instructs the children to obey their parents, “for this is right.” To do something because it is the right thing to do is what we teach … Continue reading

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Utopia finale Part 1- “No Unnecessary Labor”

However, there are many things in the commonwealth of Utopia that I rather wish, than hope, to see followed in our governments. This is the final sentence of Utopia. It mirrors my sentiments as well. I found several things that … Continue reading

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Teach them to obey

One of the very best life lessons I’ve ever learned occurred when James was just becoming a toddler. We were at my mother’s farm when James took off running across the yard.  Being concerned for his safety, I instinctively ran … Continue reading

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Reprove a wise man

There’s something you have no idea about. You have no idea how much I love you and Dad both. Just something my son said to me the other night while he and I were chilling in front of the TV. … Continue reading

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Father and Son

I do have some things on my mind to write about, but for today I’m going to copy my last post from the old blog. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Yesterday’s math lesson turned into an extended life talk with Dad.  Mom went to … Continue reading

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