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Re: Anger Management

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Artystyc3_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Mar 30 2001 - 17:45:37 PST


Hi Larry-
          Anger is a secondary emotion that stems from fear, we're fighting a
battle
that most parents don't even see or have given up on.
          You speak so eloquently and it almost came close to naming the
"Truth."
We are more than flesh, mind, will and emotion...we have a spirit to feed and
most
students are feeding on a diet of evil instead of discernment.
      They need spiritual knowledge, knowledge that they were fearfully and
wonderfully made by a Creator God that loves them and has a plan for their
lives.
Even in families that gave birth to unwanted and abused children, God can
bring
hope, a plan and a future free of the chains of their past. It comes from
receiving
this gift, and learning to give it to others. It won't be filled by selfish
ambitions,
or endless introspection, it comes when we give ourselves away, like the One
who
gave His life for us. Jesus did this for me, and if we are forced to cloak it
by some other name, we can still point them in the right direction. Kindness,
caring, and selfless giving has a way about it that cuts right through all
the trash they have in their lives. That's why our work is so important and
why we choose to be teachers.
We want to show them a better way.................truth can't be truth
without love.
Art is a reflection of the character endowed to them by their Creator. Being
creative is one of the first things we learn about God. Some never use their
creativity, some only use it for personal gain, some can touch the depths of
a soul with it, and some learn that it's a gift to be used with wisdom,
generosity and compassion. They call those artist's-teachers. I bet your one
of the latter.
Patti

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