Category Archives: Building character

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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Looking Good

  Forgive me, Lord, for spending so much time trying to look good in this world, while giving nary a thought about how I’ll look in the next.

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The Well-Dressed Soul

C.S. Lewis offers this thought on dressing for heaven:   “Women sometimes have the problem of trying to judge by artificial light how a dress will look in daylight. That is very like the problem for all of us: to dress … Continue reading

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Hear Yourself in the Crowd

On Good Friday, I tend to picture myself with the cluster of faithful followers gathered at foot of the cross. Truth be told, Stuart Townend’s version is more like it:   “Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice   Call out … Continue reading

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Rules of Debate

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Adjusting My Rabbit Ears

Let’s talk rabbit ears. Not the furry bunny kind. The antenna kind. You jiggle the rabbit ears to clear up the signal. I have spiritual rabbit ears–I can adjust them to better hear God. And sometimes I fiddle with them … Continue reading

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