Values

Values

A husband and wife were travelling through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia when they wandered off the main road for some sightseeing. Suddenly, they encountered a valley full of beautiful blossoming trees. Beyond was a cabin, positioned so it had unobstructed vistas of both the valley and the beautiful mountains behind it. It was …

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Dependence | Honesty | Politics | Technology | Trust | Value | Values | Worldliness

BUILDING BRIDGES OF TRUST Americans are great at building high- rise condos, super highways, and spaceships. What we’re not doing so well is creating credibility among ourselves. Untruth seems to be not only acceptable but also the norm in politics, business, and the media. We need to concentrate on building bridges – bridges of trust. …

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Deceit | Decline | Immorality | Life | Lost | Satan | Society | Value | Values | Violence | Worldliness

DISCIPLINE NEEDED “…In examining the overall effects of that period of time on our society, it seems we were wrong. The moral perversion that was unleashed on our nation has affected every area of our lives. The widespread use of ‘recreational’ drugs that became popular then is now out of control. Sexual liberties taken then …

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Desire | Optimism | Perspective | Purpose | Symbols | Understanding | Value | Values | Vision

A RISING SON On the high back of George Washington’s chair was carved a gilded half-sun. On that memorable afternoon after the signing of the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin rose slowly to his feet and, pointing to the half-sun on George Washington’s chair, said: “I have often and often in the course of this session, and …

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Behavior | Blessing | Morality | Sanctification/ Leadership | School | Teaching | Understanding | Value | Values

PRIORITIES IN EDUCATION We can begin to teach not only proper behavior, but why the proper behavior is important. In fact, in the college setting where I’m now working, I often tell the students: those who know how to do things will always have a job. But those who know why they are doing thing …

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Defeat | Depression | Desire | Despair | Life | Perspective | Purpose | Value | Values

INADEQUATE EDUCATION David Levy, highest ranking graduate from Dartmouth in 1971, in his valedictory address said: “Take pity on me, those of you who can justify the air you breathe… send me letters and tell me why life is worth living. Rich parents, write and tell me how money makes your life worthwhile. Dartmouth alumni, …

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Disobedience | Greed | Materialism | Self | Shoes | Status | Values | Worldliness | Youth

KIDS KILL FOR CLOTHES Baltimore-After months of hard work and scrimping, the mother of 15-year-old Michael Thomas bought him a $100.00 pair of Air Jordan basketball shoes. He wore them proudly to school the next day. But Thomas never came home from school. His status-symbol shoes attracted 17-year- old James David Martin, who allegedly murdered …

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