Blog November 23rd “Children Learn What They Live”

Joffy, David and Heavilyn at Ken’s house -recording guides for the Portsmouth Gospel Choir’s first ever CD ” How Great Are His Signs”


“Love Is The Way” – featuring Lucy Stimpson- Maynard from the album “Love Is The Way” recorded and produced by Bob Ross

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing the amazing adventure that I have been on with Mustard Seed Songs’ Musical Director Joffy and the Portsmouth Gospel Choir (University of Portsmouth.) The Portsmouth Gospel Choir (PGC) were recently finalists in BBC One’s “Pitch Battle” featuring Gareth Malone. They had the privilege of singing with Seal and I now have the privilege of them recording a CD of mustard seed songs. There is so much to share but I just want to start off today with a pic of Joffy, David (Musical Director of PGC) and Heaven (Vocal Director of PGC)

When we were recording guides at “Second Chance House” courtesy of Mick Mellows I noticed these words on a poster and thought I would share them as they link (sort of) with last week’s blog on bullying.

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism,
They learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility,
They learn to fight.
If children live with ridicule,
They learn to be shy.
If children live with shame,
They learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement,
They learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance,
They learn to be patient.
If children live with praise,
They learn to appreciate.
If children live with acceptance,
They learn to love.
If children live with approval,
They learn to like themselves.
If children live with honesty,
They learn truthfulness.
If children live with security,
They learn to have faith in themselves and others.
If children live with friendliness,
They learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Copyright © 1972/1975 by Dorothy Law Nolte