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Character is built from the inside out.

“Remember the home has the strongest influence: school and church only supplement that. Your own behavior is the strongest influence your child has.
The way to keep out evil is to fill the mind and the time with wholesome, interesting thought and occupations. Let your watch word be occupy.”
-Burrell -1907
This is from the family at Teaching Good Things. What a great thought. I must occupy her with productive, wholesome thoughts and occupations. That means I have to first do so with my own self. Let my daughter never see me wasting my time.
I want her to see me cooking, sewing, gardening, reading, piano-playing, singing, cleaning, writing, creating, exercising, serving, and all with a cheerful attitude to be of service to God and to others.
I really want to pursue some entrepreneurial occupation in the home. I’m still bandying about different ideas. It ought to be something involving skillful work, which wouldn’t be too hard for her to also learn.
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
Proverbs 10:4
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