Tag Archives: Guest Column

  • West Plains Guest Column:
    Caring

    https://pacecommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PACE-12-628x353.jpg

    The holiday season and caring go hand in hand. I feel it is a safe assumption that for many of us the act of caring comes rather naturally, and we rarely look at the act itself as something extraordinary. But in a world that can be harsh and ugly at times, recognition, not for the […]

  • Guest Column:
    Caring

    https://pacecommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PACE-12-628x353.jpg

    “A city council, business, and non-profit: Caring for the Community” Margaret Mead said it well: “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever had.” How then, between Thanksgiving and the New Year, how may we show genuine concern for the welfare of the poor and needy? […]

  • Guest Column:
    Citizenship

    https://pacecommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PACE-11-628x353.jpg

    From our West Plains Chapter: You may be a bit surprised as you walk down the hall at Davenport Middle School today. What you will not see are many students in the classrooms, hallways, or common areas. If you were to drive around the homes surrounding our school what you will see are students in […]

  • Guest Column:
    Citizenship

    https://pacecommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PACE-11-628x353.jpg

    My favorite color combination is red, white and blue. You will find all three colors in the flag of the United States of America, which is where I call home. The white in our flag stands for purity and innocence, the red is for valor and the blue is for perseverance and justice. The stripes […]

  • Guest Column:
    Responsibilty

    https://pacecommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PACE-10-628x353.jpg

    The Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) trait for this month is RESPONSIBILITY, a many-faceted word, encompassing a wide range of moral, emotional, ethical and common-sense situations. But let’s start with the trite and not too informative dictionary definition. Responsibility: The quality or state of being responsible, in areas such as moral, legal, or mental accountability. It […]

  • Guest Column:
    Respect

    https://pacecommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PACE-09-628x353.jpg

    On my classroom door there’s a sign. It reads: “In my room I want you to feel empowered, connected, respected, valued, challenged and supported. How am I doing?” Early on I direct the kids’ attention to it, discuss it, and revisit it. But as time gets on, I let it be. I no longer want […]

  • Guest Column:
    Gratitude

    https://pacecommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PACE-08-628x353.jpg

      Gratitude by Tracy Russell. “I just wanted to say a very special “thank you” to all the men, women, and families that have donated their money, time, food, clothing and other items to Union Gospel Mission. So, you know God truly watches over this place. His Spirit is so powerful here. I found out today […]

  • Guest Column:
    Generosity

    https://pacecommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PACE-07-628x353.jpg

    Henry Taylor said, “He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity, for the essence of generosity is in self-sacrifice.   “For it is in giving that we receive.” St Francis of Assisi wrote those words eons ago. But the concept is ageless. What does it mean to be generous? Generosity […]

  • Guest Column:
    Integrity

    https://pacecommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PACE-06-628x353.jpg

    “What a strange feeling, to be at odds with yourself over who you are and what kinds of decisions you should make…” Everyone grows up with a memory or two that shapes who they are. Those moments are pivotal points in every person’s life because they provide a basis for the values of that individual […]

  • Guest Column:
    Courage

    https://pacecommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PACE-05-628x353.jpg

    I was once reminded that courage comes from the heart, and to never lose the heart to do what is right. As I pondered this, I realized that the heart has throughout the ages been associated with the place where feelings, one’s spirit, and confidence comes from. To have courage is to have the greatness […]