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Lessons Taught, Character Caught

In early American schoolrooms the art of beautiful penmanship was more important than learning the proper spelling of words, but lessons in good moral character were of the most value. Students began by drawing straight lines over and over before moving on to the letters of the alphabet, and finally ...

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Five Finger Lesson

“May your ‘five finger lesson’ be valuable to you throughout your school day and when you go home.”                                                                  ...

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It Started with Cornflakes

God is looking for those who would be faithful in the little things, for it shows Him that He can trust us with much. The story of one man’s small beginnings started with the creation of a cereal flake made of boiled corn, salt, and sugar. His success over several ...

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A Good Name, or Gold?

Among my father’s things we found a letter dated May, 1886. The handwriting had faded, but the words of Robert White, minister at Sea-View Cottage in  County Down, Ireland, still attest to the character of my great-grandfather, James. In the letter, the minister bore testimony to the “honest”, “industrious”, and ...

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I am “Samson”, Just Like You

Character is important.  Not just because it pushes us, but because it also defines us.  Saying we were “created in the image of the Creator” is just the beginning.  We still have to branch off from our own personal genesis and decide who we really want to be. It’s like ...

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