Monthly Archives: February 2013


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by BlogManager12
February 25, 2013
Family Discipleship
 

The Importance of Rescuing a Straying Child

Have a child who is going astray?  Having a child who is not headed in the right direction is a serious, serious matter.  If not corrected it will remain one of life’s greatest griefs.  Finding that a child shows signs of going awry in one’s own home is “high alert” material and demands everything we can possibly marshal to correct it, at the earliest possible hour—while there is yet time.  We must stop at nothing, because unchecked rebellion has the potential of shipwrecking our child, to his or her ruin, and remaining a lifetime sorrow for us, as parents.

Shepherd Your Child

God gives us our children to shepherd to the same degree that He shepherds us—which is total.  We must do whatever it takes to regain the child’s heart, as young as possible, and sensitively work at thoroughly discipling him or her for God’s kingdom.  God gave us a realm over which to rule, for His sake.  What we do with it, in all of its complexities, no matter how trying or difficult or extreme or “impossible”, is terribly important.  (more…)

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Dawdling

Question

A mom asked, “Am I expecting too much of a six (almost 7) year old to work on an academic assignment without dawdling? Soooo frustrating. Any input?”

 

Response

Internal Discipline Comes from External Discipline

Yes, strangely it is too much to ask. You see, that is what immaturity is. A child learns INTERNAL discipline only by the application of copious amounts of EXTERNAL discipline—actually experiencing what mental discipline feels like while sitting right next to a tutor. I used to educate my daughter while I was peeling potatoes or reading my own book right next to her, so I could point to the next problem when her mind would wander. (more…)

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Webinar Recording: Raising Your Children to Be Leaders

Free Webinar Recording: Raising Your Children to Be Leaders. In this exciting first edition of the 2013 Christian Heritage Webinar Series, Dr. Martin demonstrated, through the lives of biblical men and women, how young men and women can live with a view toward eternity – teaching them the significance of one person’s life before the Lord. Covering the themes of having a goal in life, standing alone amidst the increasing opposition of our age, and being a Biblical leader in the midst of our changing culture,this presentation will help you to live out your vision of raising culture-shaping leaders in the next generation.

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by BlogManager12
February 12, 2013
Personal Discipline
 

4 Secrets For Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Part II

In case you missed it, you can read the phenomenal first part here.

Secret 3: Learn from the Best

What is the greatest dilemma of being a young entrepreneur? You know very little; but, even worse, you don’t know what you don’t know! It’s called unconscious incompetency. As hard as it is, we must look beyond our own self-image and humble ourselves enough to realize that all around us are men and woman who have vast wisdom and experience from which we can learn. We must recover the lost art of mentorship.

Earlier this year, I was speaking on this point to an audience of young people at a homeschool conference. As it turned out, there were quite a number of experienced fathers in the room as well. So I asked them, “When is the last time a young person came up to you and just started asking questions to learn from your experience?” The room was silent. This was telling, and upon reflection, I had to acknowledge how I, too, had squandered many opportunities to learn from the experts all around me. (more…)

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by BlogManager12
February 4, 2013
Personal Discipline
 

4 Secrets for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Part I

I wasn’t your ideal homeschool kid. Believe me. In fact, you’ve probably heard the breathtaking stories of amazingly disciplined 10-year-old “wonder children” who wake up every morning eagerly waiting to propose their top 5 goals for the day, listed with A, B, C, D and E priorities. Unfortunately for my mother, that wasn’t me.

Nevertheless, though I certainly wasn’t the homeschool poster-boy, Mom and Dad toiled continuously to instill in me the essential character qualities they knew would be paramount to my success in life. For them, homeschooling had less to do with schooling, and more to do with work ethic, more to do with good communication skills, and more to do with my desire to love, fear, and serve the Lord. With this approach, they gave me the foundation for successful entrepreneurship – long before entrepreneurship was even a consideration in my mind. 

Why Entrepreneurship?

The first time I heard the word “entrepreneurship” I could barely utter a comprehensible pronunciation – let alone give a basic definition. Eventually, though, I came to understand that entrepreneurship wasn’t a subject restricted to the few really smart kids – the homeschool superheroes who would go on to start the Microsofts and Apples of the next generation. I realized that the basics of entrepreneurship - responsibility, initiative and ownership - are essential, not just for Fortune 500 business owners, but also for any young person just getting started in life. (more…)

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