The Bushido Code: The Eight Virtues of the Samurai

The unwritten Samurai code of conduct, known as Bushido, held that the true warrior must hold that loyalty, courage, veracity, compassion, and honor as important, above all else. An appreciation and respect of life was also imperative, as it added balance to the warrior character of the Samurai. Though some scholars have criticized Nitobe’s work as romanticized yearning for a non-existent age of chivalry, there’s no question that his work builds on extraordinary thousand-year-old precepts of … [Read more...]

The 10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman

1. Faith - A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15 2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18) 3. Mothering - A Virtuous Woman teaches her children … [Read more...]

BE the Teacher Kids Never Forget !

A teaching career can be one of the most challenging, yet one of the most rewarding careers that a person can pursue. Most educators embark upon their careers with a determination to make a difference and to be a teacher that students remember and count as an inspiration. Chances are, you have had a teacher at some point in your academic career that truly stood out, perhaps even inspiring your own desire to become a teacher. If you’d like to make that same impression on your own … [Read more...]

The Valor of a Woman { Eshet Chayil } – Sherrie Rose

  The INNER ESSENCE of a WOMAN will always, like Cinderella, not be a victimized scullery girl; but a woman, even if placed in an awful situation, is able to make the best of it.         THE POEM - A Woman of Valor The poem that begins with the idea that a woman is more precious than pearls or rubies is in the Proverbs. There are different translations and below are two translations from two websites which are listed at the end under references. The second … [Read more...]

Shirlee Hall, ‘What is PURITY?’

'What is PURITY?' PURITY is a state of being; it requires eons of time to consciously awaken in the thinking mind. It is the key to perfection in matter. PURITY is compassionate understanding and is aware that each soul struggles for conscious realization in form. PURITY is cleanliness of thought. It does not soil itself with negativity that separates; darkness dissipates or obstructs the energy of the soul. PURITY is kindness and selflessness toward all life; the desire to willingly … [Read more...]

The ABC’s of Virtue?

The ABC's of Virtue... The FOUR CARDINAL VIRTUES Temperance Prudence Fortitude Justice 'tis the Season to work towards Peace in our Homes, where Charity should begin.... ___________________________________ Assertiveness Being assertive means being positive and confident. You are aware that you are a worthy person with your own special gifts. You think for yourself and express your own ideas. You know what you stand for and what you won’t stand … [Read more...]

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