Virtue of the Week: Integrity

THINK……..SAY…………DO To have integrity, all three must be the same. Say what you think, do what you say. A POUND OF BUTTER There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and he found […]

Virtue of the Week: Integrity

A POUND OF BUTTER There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the […]

Education and Self-Respect

American schools have had from their inception a moral mandate. Moral authority, once vested firmly in both our schools and teachers, has receded dramatically over the past few decades. While many teachers are valiantly working to promote good character in their classrooms, many are receiving mixed and confusing messages. Attempts made to restore values and […]

The Difference between Impact and Influence

By Kevin Bryant [do action=”vfquote” quote=”The Place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” author=”Frederick Buechner”/] Most of us coach/athletic administrator types might not be able to explain totally our love affair with sport and student. We might fumble around a bit to share with […]

Don’t Let Your Boys Grow up to Be “Guys”

By Bruce E. Brown Boys Little boys are like puppies. Most of the time they are easy going, and they spend a lot of time playing and sleeping. For the most part, they are very cute. They are inquisitive, adventurous, free spirited and seem to grow every day. Just like puppies, boys slop their food […]

Real Man – Pseudo (false) Man

[column size=”1-2″ last=”0″ style=”0″]Real Man[/column] [column size=”1-2″ last=”1″ style=”0″]Pseudo (false) Man[/column] [column size=”1-2″ last=”0″ style=”0″]1. Is a teacher[/column] [column size=”1-2″ last=”1″ style=”0″]1. Is a student[/column] [column size=”1-2″ last=”0″ style=”0″]2. Is a producer[/column] [column size=”1-2″ last=”1″ style=”0″]2. Is driven by consumption[/column] [column size=”1-2″ last=”0″ style=”0″]3. Gives to his community[/column] [column size=”1-2″ last=”1″ style=”0″]3. Takes from his […]

How to be a Person of Integrity

You are a person of integrity to the degree to which you live your life consistent with the values that you espouse. Integrity is the quality that locks in your values and causes you to live consistent with them. In short, a person of integrity practices what they preach. Here are some things to look […]

The Weak Willed

The root of most evil is found in our own selfishness and laziness. If we really want to live a life of Virtue we must use our Intellect, Conscience, and Will to overcome that selfishness and laziness. Certainly Intellect and Conscience play key roles, but it seems as though many of our biggest battles involve […]

Value or Virtue?

What is the difference between a “Value” and a “Virtue”. A value is “A person’s principles or standards of behavior…one’s judgment of what is important in life.” Values are the ideals or standards that people use to direct their behavior; values are what people strive to realize in their lives. Values are the standards we […]