Virtue of the Week: Joy

How important is it to be happy? If by “happy” you mean the momentary contentment that results from having all our desires met, then the answer would be that that kind of happiness is not very important. But if you are referring to true “Joy”, the feeling that comes from suffering through the worlds pain […]

Virtue of the Week: Wisdom

Wisdom The ability to discern what is true or right, judicious and learned. Wisdom for High School StudentsBy Charles Sykes RULE 1. Life is not fair; get used to it. RULE 2. The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. RULE 3. […]

Virtue of the Week: Sacrifice

The Miracle of Sacrificial LoveFrom Randy’s Blog – September 28, 2011 The word sacrifice is made up of “sacri” and “ficio”, which means “to make holy”. The greatest example in my life of sacrificial love is how my parents Joe and Kathy Traeger have cared for my handicapped sister Kimberlee. Their sacrifices have made her […]

Virtue of the Week: Thankfulness

Coach Traeger had a simple way to begin turning the hearts of his football players into grateful, appreciative young men. It started with 2 questions; “What’s the name of the school janitor? What is the name of the school cook?” He set a stack of thank you notes on the table and encouraged the boys […]

Virtue of the Week: Patience

To increase your level of patience you need to: Develop a consistent philosophy of life. Take life one day at a time. Consider each day a gift of life that will allow you to get one step closer to your goal of growth and change. Accept the reality of your humanity in that you are […]

Virtue of the Week: Charity

Dear Friends, The Lord has called Coach Randy Traeger home. He is now walking in Heaven in the presence of Jesus and his beloved sister Kim. Randy will be greatly missed by family, friends, the athletes he coached, and the thousands whom he impacted through his e-mails with the Virtue of the Week! Randy fought […]

Virtue of the Week: Integrity

Virtue of the Week: Humility

Mother Teresa’s Humility List Speak as little as possible about yourself. Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others. Avoid curiosity (though I don’t think that she is referring to learning, here) Do not interfere in the affairs of others. Accept small irritations with good humor. Do not dwell on the faults […]

Virtue of the Week: Generosity

THE GLASSES Mother’s father worked as a carpenter. On this particular day, he was building some crates for the clothes his church was sending to some orphanage in China. On his way home, he reached into his shirt pocket to find his glasses, but they were gone. When he mentally replayed his earlier actions, he […]

Virtue of the Week: Empathy

THE STORY OF THE LITTLE MOUSE A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to discover that it was a mouse trap. Retreating to the farmyard the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a mouse trap […]