Virtue of the Week: Gentleness

Gen·tle·nesskindly; amiable: a gentle manner.not severe, rough, or violent; mild..moderate: gentle.polite; refined; respectable. Gentleness is the virtue that restrains the passion of anger. In order to be truly gentle, one must be strong. Only strong people can be gentle, because gentleness restrains strength by love. Gentleness is not an option. It is a grave obligation. […]

Virtue of the Week: Enterprise

En·ter·prisea project undertaken or to be undertaken, esp. one that is important or difficult or that requires boldness or energy: To keep the peace is a difficult enterprise.a plan for such a project.participation or engagement in such projects: Our country was formed by the enterprise of resolute men and women.boldness or readiness in undertaking; adventurous […]

Virtue of the Week: Council

COUNSELAdvice, opinion, or instruction to a friend needing help.

Virtue of the Week: Enthusiasm

ENTHUSIASMIntense emotionalism towards an interest or pursuit.

Virtue of the Week: Moderation

MODERATION1.the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.2.to have self-control. Have you been in a relationship that started out with amazing passion? Butterflies every time you saw the person. You wanted to be with them every moment of every day. The connection was electric, but after a few months things started […]

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 […]