Why would anyone follow a leader who sought to control and abuse them?
Although this sounds like a reasonable question, an honest survey of human history reveals many stories of charismatic leaders leading their followers to their destruction.
Pericles’ name means “surrounded by glory.” A few nights before he was born, his mother dreamt she gave birth to a lion. 🦁
Born with an unusually large skull that made Pericles a target for ridicule—comedians nicknamed him “Squill-head.”
He grew from a introverted, studious youth … into a charismatic orator who had a ferocious impact upon Athenian history.
Once upon a time there was a homeschool mom with three children who needed to learn how to write.
In a world of emojis, text messaging, and chat, this mom wanted her kids to have the skills to eloquently “say what they mean” (and the character to “mean what they say”).
But she had a problem.
Since she wasn’t a writer herself, the thought of teaching her kids how to write overwhelmed her.
Once the honeymoon is over, marriage can become more challenging. Past hurts, disappointments, and a difficult family history can exasperate marital conflicts.
In my first year of marriage, I faced a painful decision. It tested the strength of my commitment to faithfulness and transparency in my marriage.
It’s a rather personal story…
As a homeschool mom and writing teacher, I understand how difficult it can be to try to teach a reluctant writer. It’s easy to feel inadequate.
Thankfully, after 40+ years of writing, I’ve discovered a few techniques and tips that can transform a reluctant writer into a confident communicator.
If you’d like a little guidance on how to inspire a student who is reluctant to write, keep reading….