Taking A Stand Can Be Scary

Written by Lisa M. Hendey

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Daniel, onrepparttar other hand, isn’t afraid to take a stand. His bravery and constant obedience to God land him in a tough spot. He has to rely on his trust in God’s plan to see him through a very dangerous test of his faith. He stands firm in his faith, and teaches Lenny an important lesson – taking a stand for what you believe in, although scary sometimes, is alwaysrepparttar 149835 right thing to do.

Lenny Loses His Lunch, although a fun fictional take onrepparttar 149836 Daniel stories, conveysrepparttar 149837 important biblical principles at hand. A wonderful tool for opening early discussions on peer pressure issues,repparttar 149838 book features cute sideline dialogue as a bonus to Damon Taylor’s bold and eye-catching illustrations. The book’s emphasis on following God in our lives choices is an important message to share with children of any age.

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Lisa M. Hendey is a mother of two sons, webmaster of numerous web sites, including http://www.catholicmom.com and http://www.christiancoloring.com, and an avid reader. Visit her at http://www.lisahendey.com

Lisa M. Hendey is a mother of two sons, webmaster of numerous web sites, including http://www.catholicmom.com and http://www.christiancoloring.com, and an avid reader. Visit her at http://www.lisahendey.com

Growing Good People

Written by Dr. Randy Wysong

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So yes,repparttar home, family and parents are responsible forrepparttar 149763 development of children. Onrepparttar 149764 other hand, there is a lot of nature involved too. Any parent raising a child into adulthood will see thatrepparttar 149765 child at 40 is pretty much identical torepparttar 149766 child in earliest infancy. So don't be too quick to blame yourself for a child gone bad. Don't spend your fortune in therapy either, whining about how your parents didn't love you. We can lose important neural connections in childhood but once you realize who you are – very early in childhood –repparttar 149767 ball is ultimately in your court. There are people with essentially no brain in their skull (compressed to a thin membrane from hydrocephalus) who excel intellectually and ethically. So, as an adult, buck up, take responsibility for yourself and make good use ofrepparttar 149768 neural connections remaining. That's in your court. You are not a victim.

Butrepparttar 149769 present circumstances for children are a peculiar situation with no historical precedent. There is no solution other than forrepparttar 149770 adults to not be distracted byrepparttar 149771 veneer of civilization, its glamour of modernity, and its amoral and libertine pressures. Even though we are left with 1% of our mental potential, we can make a lot of good use of that. It means reaching inside forrepparttar 149772 goodness that is there in our hearts and extending that to our fellow humans. It means not followingrepparttar 149773 conscience of others but learning what is already within and being true to it. Children don't need money, videos, signature shoes and pressure for grades and sports performance. The inner needs of children don't care about being raised in a pigpen so long as there is love. If that critical emotional relationship is not there, children will seek it in peers, includingrepparttar 149774 perverted, money grubbing, media models. Then we haverepparttar 149775 ethically blind (other children, brainless idols and profiteering media) leading our blind children. This isrepparttar 149776 proper incubator forrepparttar 149777 adults ofrepparttar 149778 future? What then, particularly when everyone has been indoctrinated into thinking they are victims and any failure in life isrepparttar 149779 fault of somebody else? What a formula forrepparttar 149780 collapse of society!

The answer is that greatest of all intelligences, love. That is not a platitude. Love requires an expansive and wise mind. Even withrepparttar 149781 puny 1% of our brain that we use,repparttar 149782 capacity for love is infinite. Inrepparttar 149783 end, what else really matters anyway? Inrepparttar 149784 process, by being a person of goodness and reaching out in this way to others, we becomerepparttar 149785 perfect model forrepparttar 149786 development of a loving and well-adjusted child. And hardly a word needs to be spoken inrepparttar 149787 process.

Dr. Wysong is author of seven books on health, nutrition, philosophy and origin of life. He is director of the non-profit Wysong Instute and author of the Wysong e-Health Newsletter (free on-line) now in its 18th year of continuous publication. http://www.wysong.net.

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