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Parenthood

Psalm 127 (Amplified)
A Song of Ascents of Solomon.
1EXCEPT THE Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.
2It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toil–for He gives [blessings] to His beloved in sleep.
3Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
4As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.
5Happy, blessed, and fortunate is the man whose quiver is filled with them! They will not be put to shame when they speak with their adversaries [in gatherings] at the [city’s] gate.

Again we are reminded that if CHRIST is not the foundation of the Family, it will not stand. If He doesn’t build the house (family), those (everyone in the family) who build it labour in vain. CHRIST should be the solid foundation of any family, starting at the father as head of the home. He is the one that must ensure that his relationship and that of his wife is sound & strong, teaching this principle to their children. We must remember that all children belong to Father (Eph 1:5) and are only given to parents as a gift to oversee, train and equip in the ways of GOD.

Scripture guides fathers to discipline their children, but not to provoke them. Fathers are to love their wives and not to be harsh with them. Wives are to submit to (not be abused by) their husbands as is fitting in the Lord. Children should obey their parents in everything and honour them. Parents must be sensitive to the needs of their children, promote open communication and give them a secure comforting home where they will feel safe, loved, secure and be willing to share their hearts, their concerns and their challenges.
Children grow up to be adults with a free will, and they will choose a way of life based on what seems desirable, true, and satisfying. Passionate Legacy is about parenting, but more than that, it is about leaving a legacy of passion for Christ. It is about doing whatever it will take in your own lives to lead our children in such a way that they choose for themselves a biblical worldview and a life following God.

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Blocking Mxit Chat Zones – A Visual Guide

Previously I wrote about blocking chat zones on Mxit. With the help and advice of a friend I’m posting a visual step by step tutorial to block Mxit chat zones.

There is one misconception keeps cropping up that needs to be cleared up. Mxit is NOT a chat room. Mxit is a mobile Instant Messaging (IM) service that works in much the same way that Skype and messenger does. You can, however, subscribe to Chat Rooms in Mxit and to chat to people you don’t know. This is NOT recommended as you never know whom you are chatting to. A lot of Mxit’s negative publicity comes out of these Chat Rooms; hence this article.
Here it goes:

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Stuck

Here I am, STUCK!

Where does one go from here? Having so many ideas and no way to implement them…

Maybe there is someone out there that overcame all odds and used web 2.0 tools in the classroom. The following site proved to be useful; http://www.classroom20.com/. Enabling related links and search engine searches are useful for now.

So close!

A New Path

30 September 2008 – Arriving in a cold and wet CT was certainly not a premonition of what was to come. The friendly and helpful staff of The Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology made sure we all were fed and knew our way around the campus.

One lecture after the other can only be described as awesome! The innovative and enthusiastic ideas of ordinary teachers to incorporate technology into their classrooms made me stand still and realise I’m not on this bus and its leaving soon. Cell phone use to teach learners seem very popular. As far as I know it’s banned in most schools. But there are teachers that have been using cell phones successful in their classrooms. Not only are learners learning but enjoying it. Using the web is also very popular. Wiki sites are easy to build and get learners not only to do assignments but different learning areas are incorporated at the same time, computer skills are learned along the way.

All of this is so amazing and it will take a lot of blogs to explain how every teacher used technology to their and their learners’ advantage. After careful thought I have decided to at least try some of the innovative ideas. My blogs from now on will follow my progress in learning and applying technology into the class room.

My First Blog

I write this from my hostel room at the Schools ICT Conference in Cape Town. Let me start off with – I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IM DOING! But that was also the case when I heard about web 2.0 tools for the first time. Everything I was told about web 2.0 tools was Greek to me. I met Maggie Verster through a mutual friend. Between the two of them, I was fed loads and loads of information. Nothing made sense. I was gently – sometimes forcefully – encourage to use the tools and familiarise myself with the working of web 2.0 tools. Networking – what an adaptation! I realised if I want to make use of other teachers and experts ideas and material they generously share on the net, I just had to start networking and LIKE IT! I put this blog out there for everyone to read and comment on… please do. Trial and error is the only way! Your input will be greatly appreciated. 

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