Monday, July 22, 2013


If you're looking for a writing teacher/tutor, I still have a few slots open! I mainly work with middle and high school students, but will also work with elementary and college students, depending on the situation.

I'm having a lot of fun working out my assignment for this year. Here's an example of one of the assignments-in-the-making I have planned for a family. Does it sound interesting to you?

Week Four [September 23-27]:

“Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.” – Proverbs 17:28.

“For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect [Greek, matured] man, able to bridle the whole body as well.” – James 3:2
      * The book of James says that we can bless and curse a person in one breath. The tongue can be used to encourage, and it can be used to discourage. Like a sword, the tongue is used to kill. As Christians, it is our responsibility to use our tongues in purity and in the love of Jesus Christ. 
      Find a convenient time in your daily schedule and go two full hours without talking. This includes all media and telephone calls. Let your parents and siblings know about your assignment and if necessary, use ductape as a reminder. If you slip up and begin talking, begin the assignment over again.  
              At the conclusion of your no-talking episode, write two pages on your experience. What words of encouragement could you have said in that time period, but weren’t able to? What words of evil could you have spoken, but weren’t able to? What did you learn from this experience? What changed in your everyday life that wouldn’t have otherwise been different? What didn’t change? Were you tempted to talk? When? Weigh the sides of good and evil in this experience. Determine whether it would be better for your spiritual life if you stopped talking, used less words, or used more words.
              When you aren’t able to talk, it’s much easier to notice the details around you because you’re not distracting yourself. What sensory details did you notice while working on this assignment? Include them in your assignment.
          * Write three half-page journal entries.

    * Come up with two extra-curricular blog posts. 

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