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Oct 26

What is INTEGRITY?

Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Intellectual, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

What is INTEGRITY?

Integrity, according to dictionary.com means, “adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.”

I following through consistently on true beliefs and healthy values.

I cannot begin to think through what a mangled mess “integrity” can be.

Who decides what’s true/truth?
What value are beliefs? How about facts?
And, for that matter, whose beliefs?
Who determines what and whose values are healthy?
And, what value are values?
Do some values have precedence over other values?

Oct 25

Who Are You?

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Intellectual, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

We watch the presidential debates.
We try to make wise decisions who we choose as leaders.

We watch him.
We watch her.
We try to make wise decisions who we date and marry.

We wonder, “Who are you?”
And, “Are you the right one?”

People are asking the same things about us.

Who Are You?

Jesus Christ answered that question for anyone who would listen and learn, “You, beloved, are the salt of the earth…and you, beloved, are the light of the world. Let your light shine everywhere you go, that you may illumine creation, so men and women everywhere may see your good actions, may see creation at its fullest, may see your devotion to Me, and may turn and praise your Father in heaven because of it.” 1

Sep 21

Dream On

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 in Music, Spiritual, Values

The U.S. presidential election is nearing; Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It’s forty-five days away.  Millions of dollars have been spent on the campaigns.

These are the campaign values I’ve heard: accusations and slander, grumbling and judgments, unrest and disharmony, false hopes and empty promises.

I know it’s a dream, but these are the campaign values that I wish I heard:

Let’s be devoted to one another in love.
Let’s honor one another above yourselves.
Let’s inspire one another on toward love and good deeds.
Let’s live in harmony with one another.
Let’s accept one another.

Jan 24

Your Presence Is A Present To The World

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Values

Football players cleaning out their lockers feel it.
Presidential hopefuls reviewing the debates feel it.
American Idols wannabes and coulda-beens feel it.

What is “it”?  Self- pity.  Self-doubt.  The curse of “if only.”

Don’t let self-pity take you down!

You are lovable even when your flaws are exposed.
You are capable even when you make mistakes.
You are worthwhile even when you’re struggling to believe it.

Somewhere there is someone that values you abilities.
Somewhere there is someone that sees your talents.
Somewhere there is someone that needs your skills.