Character is what you do when – well, it’s what you do.

I’ve been thinking a lot about something. A few years ago I read a book by Hyrum Smith titled The 3 Gaps. One main theme of the book was focused on how we behave, what we do each day, that proves what we believe, what our governing values are, and how we spend our time.   If you ask a group of people what they want to do with their life, a large percentage of them will say, “I want to make a positive difference.” That means they have to …

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A lens not made for me

“Janie, can you bring me my glasses? They’re downstairs on my desk.” In that simple request was a complicated lesson. My dad was a minister and spent hours out of every day studying scriptures and reading commentaries to prepare him to share the gospel in teaching and in living. He also shared his skill as a carpenter and mechanic for people in need. Daddy’s glasses were not single strength lenses for a linear focused guy, they were trifocals necessary to accommodate the vision stages of close-up study, distance ahead, and …

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What are children being taught?

Thought for the day …. what are our children being taught at school?  Here’s what they are being taught at Thornapple Kellogg Schools in Middleville. We will be kind, caring, fair and honest. We will treat each other with respect by following the Golden Rule (treat others like you want to be treated). We will show our citizenship by cooperating with others and following the rules. Found on a poster, in a classroom, signed by all the students. Heartwarming! Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should …

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Refining Grace