Integrity within a Family with Dr. David Nehring (Part 2)

Dr. David Nehring joins us for this episode to finish our series on Integrity.

Bible Verse: Ephesians 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ

James 1:4 So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.

Books/ Music/Movies

 

 

Integrity within a Family

Honesty with Self and Others

Tell the Truth

Follow up and Show up

Do what you say you are going to do.

Quality time doesn’t exist without quantity time

Stay with each other through trials –ghosting and cutting off relationships is not the same as good boundaries.

Cultivate community that includes real relationships outside of your nuclear family

Without community, your kids think your particular callings are just your weird idiosyncrasies and particular to you, not particular to God’s ways.

Talk your walk and walk your talk. Tell your kids what you are doing and why. There is so much that gets lost in our parenting. Comment vs. lecture.

Pay attention to emotions and feelings – ourselves and others- but recognize them as different than reality or Truth.

Keep Sabbath

Help your kids understand who they are and what they are called to do and be with our 1 Semester ½ Credit Orienteering course that will help them understand themselves and their place in the world better than ever! https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/orienteering/

True North Homeschool Academy Values: We are people of the book. Word driven. Word inspired. In an image-saturated, sound-bite culture, you can rest in the fact that True North Homeschool Academy takes a traditional Judeo-Christian Biblical stance that transcends current fads in education and politics.

We are committed to excellent academics precisely because of our traditional Biblical faith. In fact, it is our faith that informs and drives everything else that we do. https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com

Integrity with Dr. David Nehring

Dr. David Nehring joins us for this episode, focusing on Integrity.   Integrity is about God. Most importantly it is about ME in relationship to a living, Holy God.  Who are “we”? - “We” as people of the Book. #podcast #homeschool #softskills

Dr. David Nehring joins us for this episode, focusing on Integrity.   Integrity is about God. Most importantly it is about ME in relationship to a living, Holy God.  Who are “we”? – “We” as people of the Book.

Q: What is the value system of the Book?

A: Holiness, Kinship & Purity: the good, the true, the beautiful, the just, home, parents, community, real relationships.

How do we intentionality instill integrity in our kids as we are raising them and training them?

Look at Self first – Personal Integrity

  • Doing what I say
  • Saying what I do
  • Growing in the Principles of God

Me & Thee – Self & Spouse

  • Doing what we say
  • Saying what we do
  • Growing in the Principles of God

Church/ Community/ Country

  • Doing what we say
  • Saying what we do
  • Growing in the Principles of God

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

Cycle of integrity: Telling the Truth, Keeping Your Promises, Understanding and living principles of Godly Living

Are Values situational OR is the Application situational

Books/ Music

https://www.amazon.com/Honor-Patronage-Kinship-Purity-Unlocking/dp/0830815724

Word Study:

Righteousness – heart rightness

Diakosunai (Greek)

Tsaddiq –(Hebrew)

 

Help your kids understand who they are and what they are called to do and be with our 1 Semester ½ Credit Orienteering course that will help them understand themselves and their place in the world better than ever! https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/orienteering/

True North Homeschool Academy Values: We are people of the book. Word driven. Word inspired. In an image-saturated, sound-bite culture, you can rest in the fact that True North Homeschool Academy takes a traditional Judeo-Christian Biblical stance that transcends current fads in education and politics.

We are committed to excellent academics precisely because of our traditional Biblical faith. In fact, it is our faith that informs and drives everything else that we do. https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com

Integrity: The Role of a Parent with Rabbi Pesach Wolicki

Integrity: The Role of a Parent with Rabbi Pesach Wolicki  Soft Skills 101 Podcast This week on Soft Skills 101 podcast, we are joined by Rabbi Pesach Wolicki for the next episode in our integrity series. The main topic of this podcast is the role of the parent. Here is a brief outline of what we discussed:

Bible Verse: Proverbs 22:6; Deuteronomy 11:19

Role of the Parent – teaching /instructing

Word Study: Teaching role – mora       Parent horeh

Role of the parent is teacher/instructors-

Parenting small children= ownership

Parenting older children= leadership

Different kinds of parenting mistakes

  • Neglectful
  • Holding on too long- kids want to be empowered- around 10-12 years of age

How do we change our role from Ownership to Leadership?

  1. Listen to our kids
  2. Empower and encourage them
  3. Get them into this habit of having them share in their decisions.
  4. Allow room for personal autonomy.

2 types of organisms-

  1. Those with a spine
  2. Those with a shell- when you take away the shell, the organism dies.

Guided discussion with our kids

  1. Present a biblical passage to our kids
  2. Ask kids for interpretation of it
  3. Leave it at that- don’t correct or give your own interpretation
  4. Allow them to have ownership of their own interpretation of scripture
  5. Nurture the dynamic and save the lessons for other conversations.
  6. Talk about important and deep things and allow the uncertain to be part of the discussion with your kids.
  7. Make sure in the routine of our lives that context exists in a way that is enjoyable.
  8. Take Sabbath/ Shabat (Sacred Time): time where people are with family

Exodus 20: the order of the 10 Commandments

  • The 4th commandment – honor the Sabbath day and keep it holy
  • The 5th commandment – children honor your parents

(When you set time aside of the Lord and keep it sacred, the result is that you’ll have a stronger bond between parents and children.)

  1. The outside world fades into the background. Have meals together. Make it a habit- a ritual

 

More from Rabbi Pesach Wolicki:

Cup of Salvation book: A Journey through the Hallel Psalms

Cup of Salvation podcast 

The Baseball Rabbi

CJCUC

True North Homeschool Academy

Academic Advising:  https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/academic-advising/

Orienteering:  https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/orienteering/

Education: Power Tool of Character and Virtue: https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/education-power-tool-of-character-virtue/

What is Classical Christian Edcuation?:  https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/what-is-a-classical-christian-education/

Integrity Interview with Justin Warfel – Part 2

Can you be a Christian and walk with integrity while being involved in Politics?Living with Integrity takes intentionality.

Can you be a Christian and walk with integrity while being involved in Politics?

Living with Integrity, despite one’s vocational choice, takes intentionality. It is easier to see a lack of integrity on the part of others, than ourselves, or “our side.” We want to think the best of ourselves while we think more critically/ judgmentally of others.

Can we teach integrity? It is better caught than taught. AS parents and teachers we need to walk with integrity so that our children can see biblical examples for them to follow.

A lack of integrity is destabilizing to individuals, marriages, families and communities. Trust and truth-telling are the hallmarks of people who live with integrity. If a person or company is not trustworthy- if we can’t rely on what they say- they are not dependable and therefore, not trustworthy.

When families and institutions become less dependable, society unravels.

We need God’s stabilizing influence in our lives, marriages and institutions.

 

Bible:
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. ~Romans 7:15

 

True North Resources:
Orienteering- https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product-category/success/

This course will assist students in taking ownership for their own education and future, from a faith perspective!

Is your Homeschooler considering Military Service? https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/military-service/

Classes Justin Warfel will be teaching live on-line fall 2019-20

World Religions (CLEP Prep) https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/world-religion/

American History https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/american-history/

Integrity Interview with Justin Warfel – Part 1

Soft Skills 101 Podcast for homeschool families - enjoy this podcast on Integrity this week with Justin Warfel! #podcastThis week on Soft Skills 101 Podcast, we interview Justin Warfel about Integrity.  Lack of Integrity in language- “I feel” vs. “I think.” = intentional thoughts based on thinking vs. feelings demands critical thinking skills.

Reactivity is a result of basing actions and thoughts on feelings vs. thinking.

Lack of Integrity can be found in all sectors:

  • Military – careerism vs. selfless service
  • Politcs- partisanships and campaign promises that engender a sports fanatic like mentality
  • Church: We do Bible things in Bible ways- compartmentalizing “Bible things” vs an integrated approach where the Bible informs all of what we do, say, think.

Quote: If we are going to dedicate ourselves to living by Biblical principles, we have to know god’s word, the Bible. We can’t just know it, we have to be willing to live it out, it is, in fact, a sacrifice.” Justin Warfel

Bible:

A psalm of David.

Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
Who may live on your holy mountain?

The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.

Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.

Psalm 15

To know the Bible intimately takes dedication, intentional effort, time.

True North Resources:
Orienteering- https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product-category/success/

This course will assist students in taking ownership for their own education and future, from a faith perspective!

Is your Homeschooler considering Military Service? https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/military-service/

Classes Justin Warfel will be teaching live on-line fall 2019-20

World Religions (CLEP Prep) https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/world-religion/

American History https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/american-history/

The Soft Skill of Integrity with Cindy Rollins of Mere Motherhood

In today’s episode we kick of talking about the Soft Skill of Integrity with author of Mere Motherhood, Cindy Rollins. #podcast #homeschoolIn today’s episode we kick off talking about the Soft Skill of Integrity with author of Mere Motherhood, Cindy Rollins. Cindy is a long-time homeschooler, author, podcaster, Mom of many, friend and mentor. Cindy shares how stories, histories and the Biblical narrative can be the voice of conscious in the lives of children, how reading just minutes a day can fill your heart and mind with Scripture, and so much more! Enjoy!

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.  Phillipians 4:8

“The goal of education is to have virtue.” Cindy Rollins

“It is not how good or bad your day is going, it’s that you keep going.” Cindy Rollins

“When you have God’s word hidden in your heart, you have a tool that can then be used by the Holy Spirit for your benefit.” Cindy Rollins

Mere Motherhood book 

Mere Motherhood FB group 

A Handbook to Morning Time 

Alleluia: A Journey through Advent with Handel’s Messiah 

Mere Motherhood website 

Literary Life Discussion Group 

The Literary Life Podcast 

True North Homeschol Academy seeks to come alongside you as your pursue and teach virtue and integrity: 

Orienteering 

Education: Power Tool of Character and Virtue

What is Classical Christian Education 

Teaching Godly Patterns in Homeschool 

Teamwork: Assessment

Assessment is integral to creating solid teams- both internal and external.   Listen to this podcast to learn more!Assessment is integral to creating solid teams- both internal and external. This requires looking at thing truthfully and objectively.

Truth is not my perception, truth is measurable and both internal (if we are saved as the Spirit of the Living God dwells within us) and external.

Peter’s failure in Gethsemane is turned into a redemption story of salvation and we witness his becoming the ultimate Team Player because of his humility and willingness to submit to the Lord.

Courage- doing things that are difficult or that you don’t want to do; dying to your flesh and showing up.

Elite forces don’t leave anyone behind. They might not like each other but they are responsible for and respect each other.

Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 12:14  “For the body is not one member, but many.”

Hebrews 11- the Hall of Faith

Quote: Alone we can do so little, together we can accomplish so much- Helen Keller

 

CTA/ Resources

Movie Bridge of Spies

NASA.org

Homeschool Assessment 

SPED Assessment

Teaching Kids Self Assessment

Homeschool Testing

When your assessment indicates the need for personalized attention

 

Blog posts

True North Classes that are created to enhance and build teamwork and collaboration.

Writing Club 

Jr. High Writing Club 

Art Club 

Speech Club

Debate Club

Orienteering

 

True North Blog posts on Teamwork

Clubs

Whose ever heard of the 5 Common Topics

Using Teamwork in your homeschool 

 

Teamwork Part 4: SMART Goals

SMART goals allow you to manage roles and responsibilities, as well as expectations of yourself and others. Time to learn about SMART Goals for teams!SMART goals allow you to manage roles and responsibilities, as well as expectations of yourself and others. Time to learn about SMART Goals for teams!

Bible Verse: Eph 4:11″And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.”

Acts 15- AD 55 –James, Peter and Paul and the Council of Jerusalem

Quote: It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit. ! Harry S. Truman

Details of Show:

Refining ones goals means making SMART goals

Specific, Measurable, Attainable. Realistic, Timely

SMART goals allow you to manage roles and responsibilities, as well as expectations of yourself and others.   Without them, conflict will arise more quickly.

Goldilocks Principle – Not too hard, not too easy, just right.

Assessments and feedback loops are important to teams reaching their full potential.

Adjust for those on the team who “drag” the system and realize that often the drag has to do with the bigger story, not just our personal small story.

Lim Facs- Limiting Factors – what disturbances are you likely to run into?

Role Definitions and Hierarchy. Power is a means to the end, not the end and often people get hung up on hierarchy as a power trip rather than as a way to build clearly defined dream teams.

 

Resources- Books/Movies/Articles/You-Tubes/Podcasts

Acts 15 –the Council of Jerusalem- James, Peter and Paul

5 Common Topics ebook 

 

True North Classes

Writing Club

Jr. High Writing Club 

Art Club 

Speech Club 

Debate Club

 

True North Blog posts

Clubs

Whose ever heard of the 5 Common Topics

Using Teamwork in your homeschool

Teamwork: Clarifying Your Purpose

To create great teams we must clarify our purpose.  Tune in to this week's Soft Skills 101 podcast for tips on clarifying your team purpose.To create great teams we must clarify our purpose.

Bible Verse:

Quote: “Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan

 Details of Show:

Clarify your purpose

Vision –the state of begin able to see the long view

Misson- the outcome or assignment

Meaning- the art of experience

Each of our lives is a small part of a bigger story that plays a part in God’s ultimate story..

Defining Goals, Roles and Expectations on a team- sorting out task ownership.

We can play man-to-man on our teams or we can play zones, which is much more effective.

Use the 5 Common Topics to understand Roles, Goals and Expectations

 

CTA

Resources- Books/Movies/Articles/You-Tubes/Podcasts

Apollo 13

Galaxy Quest

5 Common Topics ebook 

 

True North Classes

Writing Club 

Jr. High Writing Club 

Art Club 

Speech Club 

Debate Club 

 

True North Blog posts

Clubs https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/super-smart-clubs/

Whose ever heard of the 5 Common Topics: https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/5-common-topics/

Using Teamwork in your homeschool https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/using-teamwork-in-your-homeschool/

Build teamwork by camping https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/build-teamwork-by-camping/

Teamwork: Wilderness Adventure (Part 2)

This podcast recounts a trip to the High Unitas Wilderness area Lisa Nehring took the summer before she started college. Hiking and living together with a small group of people required serious teamwork as they navigated trails, illness and adventure! This podcast recounts a trip to the High Unitas Wilderness area Lisa Nehring took the summer before she started college. Hiking and living together with a small group of people required serious teamwork as they navigated trails, illness and adventure!

Bible Verse: Two are better than one for they have a good return for their labor. Ecc 4: 9

Quote: I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my sense put into order- John Burroughs.

Take-Away/CTA: Homeschooling and successful family living is much like a crazy wilderness adventure!

 

Resources- Books/Movies/Articles/You-Tubes/Podcasts:

NOLS: https://www.google.com/search?q=nols&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS831US831&oq=NOLS+&aqs=chrome.0.0l6.776j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

True North Classes:

https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/orienteering/

https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/philosophy-politics-economics-honors/

https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/homeschool-extras/

True North Blog posts:

https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/camping-games-activities-teens/

 

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