The first post is called Outward Appearances! God Bless Judy for posting this! I think every parent should read it! Here is a portion of the post:
We are made in the image and likeness of God. By virtue of the grace of our Baptism, we have HIS life in us. All that we think, say, and do is supposed to reflect His image and draw others nearer to Him. All that we think, say, and do is to bring Him glory. In the words of the great John, the Baptist, (whom Jesus said was the wisest man next to Solomon to ever have lived), "I must now decrease so that HE may increase".
The second post that I wanted to share is called "Virtues in Action". Judy is a homeschooling mom and has figured out a great way to incorporate living the virtues in a very hands on way. This is what she's doing:
I decided to use a little classroom border decoration that we have as an activity on "virtues". Right above my computer area...we have a border that has pictures of kids holding signs with a single word on each one...the words are: Compassion, Perseverance, Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Fairness, Citizenship, Honesty, Self-Discipline, Respect, and Integrity. We are going to take one word at a time...make a larger sign and decorate it as the centerpiece for our dining table...and then spend the week, focused on that virtue...perhaps finding stories and articles which illustrate it...Scripture verses that refer to it...and discussion and activities that exemplify it in our daily lives. With the LACK of these things that we have been experiencing in government, media, and at-large society...this just seemed like a good idea to me. Care to join us?