Sunday School at the Mission of Lake Oswego

Sunday schools have had a long tradition over the last few hundred years, allowing a place for parents to augment their children’s education with philosophical and religious lessons that aren’t normally taught in school.   When the newly-opened Scientology Mission of Lake Oswego in our area started offering a Sunday School for children, we brought our kids over to give […]

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Communication Skill: The Importance of Handling an Origination

It’s been my opinion that good communication skill is one of the most vital facets of what makes up being a successful parent.   And it’s more than just “knowing how to listen”, it also includes skill at handling originations. In this context, “origination” is meant something voluntarily done or said by someone, concerning themselves, their reactions, feelings or difficulties. […]

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Should Comparative Religion Be Taught to Our Children in School?

After the post I wrote last week on Respecting Families of Other Religions, I got to thinking about how the entire subject of religion is approached in schools. In the USA, our Constitution guarantees a separateness of Church and State, such that one religion cannot be established as a State Religion, and thereby forced down […]

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International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is October 4th!

October 4th is International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day!   The International Mountain Bicycling Association sponsors events all around the world to celebrate the day & introduce youth to the outdoors through mountain biking.   Their goal for these events, a rather respectable one, is: Besides being good, healthy fun, the goal is to develop […]

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