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Be Bold - Live life with your kids - Issue 069
August 29, 2008
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This week:Last weekend we headed off for our annual Homeschool Camp. Our theme was Pioneers and we particularly looked at the pioneers who established this region. I wrote about our camp on my blog.
Once we got back home though we flowed into our study routine. Joshua has discovered the joys of working with your body clock. He has always been an early morning person waking up with the sun. In the past he has spent this early morning time reading but he has decided there are benefits to getting straight into your responsibilities. He starts early and finishes early! He has enjoyed having “extra” time in the afternoon for his hobbies and interests. This is exactly what time management is all about – working with your responsibilities, your needs, your personal goals and keeping it all in balance.
Live life with your kids!
Character Notes for Mums Be Bold....
The last few weeks we have been reading The Rebelution and discussing many of the articles over the dinner table. Their by-line “Do hard things” is a clear reminder to be bold.
Boldness is the fearless and daring courage to do what is right.
The Power for True Success, p. 43
Thanks to our homeschool camp, where the theme was Pioneers, we have been looking at the pioneers of this region. I asked myself what made them do hard things? What made them stick it out when things seems to be against them? There may well have been external motivations; they wanted land, they wanted gold etc but there were many an adventurer who also sought these things and didn’t stick it out. What made our pioneers do hard things?
I believe they had a daring courage, an attitude to face life and press forward to their goal. It is this daring courage, this fearlessness, even the idea of having a goal, which got them through. It was internal; a belief, a conviction, a strength of character.
Am I prepared to be Bold – to live my life with daring courage, without fear, as I make daily decisions to do what is right?
There are three aspects of being bold –
Our heart, our words, our actions – all need to be girded by boldness.
My initial thoughts on being bold, when we face death, were in terms of persecution and not many of us are in that situation today. But I got to thinking some more – we all face death and we can be bold only because we know Jesus. This is true, for any aspect of our life – our boldness comes from knowing Jesus, knowing His heart, knowing His Word. We must build up our courage by standing on the Word of God today, not knowing what is ahead of us.
Being bold to speak the truth is more likely to be an everyday challenge:
The third aspect of being bold, is to stand up and do what is right. Contrary to the philosophy that was rampant in the 80’s – if it feels good, do it – my life, my daily to-do list, my goals and plans need to be built on the principles of right living, of character, of the Word of God.
When we talk of being bold it is easy to put it off as a grand idea, a thing of the heroes of the past but we are all called to be bold. It is a character trait that is applicable to any person; any gender, any role in life, any circumstance of the day – so today, be bold!
Dare to stand alone
Dare to have a purpose firm
Dare to make it known!
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