Virtue of the Week: Responsibility

Get Up On That Ladder! James Alexander Thom, on the fear of taking responsibility: Have you ever had to paint some roof trim, high up? You get halfway up that 36-foot extension ladder and you start wondering about the ladder, its footing and your body weight. You stop and hug the ladder, looking neither up […]

Virtue of the Week: Responsibility

“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley “Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond […]

Virtue of the Week: Responsibility

Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility. —Thomas Szasz Failing to take responsibility The consequences for not taking responsibility can be very serious indeed and typically end-up defining your whole life. At one […]

Virtue of the Week: Responsibility

THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK If we could sum up the problems in modern society, it would be this: people in general do not take responsibility for their own actions anymore. We have created the problem over the course of generations, and with each subsequent generation we are making it worse. If people would simply […]

In a nutshell…..

Friends, So here it is, summed up nice and neat. About 70 years ago in the United States, mom and dad took responsibility for teaching their sons and daughters about virtue. They did it by example and stories. They spent quality time growing character in their children. Then one day, mom and dad got really […]

A Five Alarm Fire

Rescuing our kids from the toxic cultural fire they are being raised in. We live in a drastically different world than the one our parents and we adults grew up in. There are a lot more pressures and distractions on today’s youth. Post Modernism, rapid technological developments, our struggling economy, the disintegration of the family, […]

Real Man – Pseudo (false) Man

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The Purpose of Sport

We live in a drastically different world than the one our parents and we adults grew up in. There are a lot more pressures and distractions on today’s youth. Our kids live in a society dominated with: Individualism: What’s in it for me? Hedonism: If it feels good, do it! Minimalism: I’m going to do […]

Talent is Never Enough

by John C. Maxwell There are many misconceptions about what makes people successful. Look back at some of your high school experiences. Were the most popular people in your class the most successful? Were the smartest individuals in your class the most successful? Your answer to those two questions is probably not. If talent was […]

Who is raising our kids?

We “Baby Boomers” have spent the last three decades raising our children in a culture of abandonment. The new found 60’s and 70’s freedoms that we have enjoyed came with a horrible cost. We forgot our kids. The life-style changes that came with post modernism, relativism, and consumerism have mesmerized and drugged us. We get […]