A Purposeful Life

One of the great sculptures of Gutzon Borghum is the head of Abraham Lincoln at the Capitol in Washington D.C.  He cut it from a large, square block of stone in his workshop. A story was told that one day, when the face of Lincoln was just becoming recognizable out of the stone, a young girl was visiting the studio with her parents.  She looked at the half-done face of Lincoln, her eyes showing wonder and astonishment.  She stared at the piece for a while, and then went up to Gutzon.  “Is that Lincoln?” she asked.  “Yes”, he replied.  “Well,” said the little girl, “how in the world did you know he was there inside?” As for any craftsman, the Divine Creator has a plan...

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BEST I HAD AS A CHILD

BEST I HAD AS A CHILD

Here is a story why every child needs a meaningful childhood memories, especially how PLAY can be a place of honing and developing their dreams. I got so much inspiration in this story because similarly as a child, I had a lot of playtime with other kids in the neighbourhood. To our dear parents, let us treasure every season of our children. Let us not force them to become adults immediately while they are still young. There is a season in their lives that their world is PLAY. Let us not rob them of every opportunity where they can develop their character, attitudes and skills while they play (but I don’t mean multi-media) with others where they can get sweat, where they can also learn to...

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EFFECTS OF GADGETS TO CHILDREN BELOW FOUR YEARS OLD

EFFECTS OF GADGETS TO CHILDREN BELOW FOUR YEARS OLD

The following are some helpful tools shared by a medical student which can remind parents again and again on the adverse effects of gadgets to our precious little ones. Though single, the one who shared this was once a young child, then a teenager, and now a young adult. She had experienced being under the eyes and care of her parents and so she’s sharing first-hand experiences from most of her conversations with her mom. Moving on… “Probably some of you have heard about this or know a bit of this. I first heard about this actually from our Pediatrics class when our pediatrician-professor shared about how the use of gadgets and television are discouraged for children below four...

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TRAINING OUR CHILDREN TO RIGHTLY RESPOND TO CORRECTION

TRAINING OUR CHILDREN TO RIGHTLY RESPOND TO CORRECTION

Do you still remember the last time you receive correction from anyone of your family members? Or from anyone of your leaders? Or from anyone of your team members? How did you respond? What has been the attitude of your heart towards it? No one really feels good when being corrected. As much as possible, we will always try our best to avoid it or to respond to such defensively. More often than not, the attack on one’s behavior can always be perceived as an attack to personhood. Correction is a vital part of family discipline. It forms us. It helps us realize what we have done wrong and do better next time. Oftentimes, we respond to corrections differently. When Adam and Eve fall into sin...

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