Category Archives: Building character

Lesson from a Founding Father

Are we looking to learn the right lessons?   “We should not look back   unless it is to derive useful   lessons from past errors.” George Washington

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Intentional Forgiveness

  Remember Christ’s words: Luke 6:31 (NIV) Do to others as you would have them do to you. I want the young man in Monday’s post to make good the damage to my car. And the people I’ve trespassed on want … Continue reading

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Unintended Trespasses

A young man trespassed on my property this week. He pushed his truck over the boundary of my bumper—actually he moved my bumper into my trunk.  He didn’t do it on purpose.     Sometimes I accidentally trespass on someone … Continue reading

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Chain of Custody

What I received from my parents and grandparents is my inheritance. What I leave my children and grandchildren is my legacy.   Lord, may I accept my inheritance with forgiving gratitude and offer my legacy with humble grace.

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Follow the Directions

    From critical to respectful . . . the Bible tells how–   John 8:7 (NLT) “Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Romans 12:3 Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be … Continue reading

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Dignity

  Proverbs 31:25 (NIV) She is clothed with strength and dignity.     Clothed. Not an old cloak casually thrown our worst secrets. No, dignity is God’s under-armor. 

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Fidelity

  I confess–I’ve been cheating on you, Lord, with the gods of my culture: possessions, power, popularity. I’m sorry. I want to quit. I want to be faithful to you, and you alone.  

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Serenity

I’ve used this quote before, but to my mind, there’s no better picture of true serenity.   “A cup brimful of sweetness cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, no matter how suddenly jarred.” Amy Carmichael (1867-1951)

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Integrity

We live in an era of spin, damage control and fake news.   Fake integrity? You can’t fool God.

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Ity Words

    These words have been running through my head all last week. Do they describe you?   Integrity Serenity Fidelity Dignity Holding to high moral values. Consistently displaying a calm and unruffled nature. Being faithful in all things. Living … Continue reading

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