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The Beatitudes & Raising Boys

The word beatitude is translated, “blessed are.” The word means “happy.”

The idea is not that we are simply happy in the sense that we are happy after a good meal or after we have laughed at a funny joke. It refers to a deeper happiness, a happiness that comes from peace with God.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus challenges his listeners and us as well. As you read the Beatitudes, you might be thinking that this is an odd list of traits.


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True Friendship According to 2nd-Grade Boys

Our virtue this month at PDS is the True Friend.

Stephanie Taylor’s 2nd grade class came up with the following definitions for true friendship. I thought they were worth sharing.


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Asking the Right Questions When You Pick Your Son Up from School

What is the first thing you ask your son when you pick them up from school?

I often tell parents that question is a very good indicator as to what they value. It also leads your son to think that this is what you are focusing on with them. We make a huge mistake as parents when our first question is focused on performance. I think we often ask about grade and homework before we ask questions of the heart.


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Answering Boys' Questions about the Journey to Manhood

Can you answer these questions? Will you?

I asked this question to seven boys this morning:

If you could have one question answered about the journey ahead, what would it be?

 

Here are their questions:



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VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
The Servant Leader

Takes Initiative for Others. A servant leader recognizes that his relationship with Christ is first and his relationship with others is second.

A servant leader:
● Does what is right when no one is looking
● Stands firm in an uncertain world
● Understands leadership is an opportunity to serve
● Serves out of love
● Treats everyone fairly
● Loves and respects people with different opinions
● Looks for needs and for ways to meet them

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