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Monday, November 19, 2012

Integrity and Monday's Prayer

"Beth Moore correctly observed, 'Those who walk in truth walk in liberty.'
As believers in Christ, we must seek to live each day with discipline, honesty, and faith.
When we do, at least two things happen: integrity becomes a habit,
and
God blesses us because of our obedience to Him.
Living a life of integrity isn't always the easiest way,
but it is always the right way . . .
and God clearly intends that it should be our way too."
From One Hundred Days of Grace for Women

Above is a photo of what is on the shelf of my computer armoire.
The armoire is in the dining room and is where I do all my computer work
and bill paying.

It has a photo of my parents, two precious wooden figures, Dad's books on WWII,
and
Mom's Bible with the "Angel on Duty" knick knack that reminds me
they are still looking out for me.
It also has photos of my dad resting on the POW album I made him for his 80th birthday
and a few other items.

There is at least one person in my family who might disagree with me
on this next statement and I have shied away from saying such things
so as not to upset him.
But they are my parents and for me, they lived integrity.
Every moment, every day? No!
They were not perfect.
But they made a commitment to live a life for God
\and share the love manifested in His son, Jesus Christ.
I watched and learned and hope that most days I make them proud.

Both figures were given to my dad.
One represents Dad as it is an old-time preacher.
The other one represents the man who became like a second father to me.
They were close friends.

'Porky' was salty in his talk and attitude,
but oh he lived integrity.


He was dry humor and blunt honesty.
When I needed that most in my senior year of high school,
living with him and his precious wife Marge (my second mom),
Porky came through.

 More later---
[I'm running out of time and must not be late for school.]

Here's Monday's Prayer:
Dear Lord,
Every day can be an exercise in character-building,
and that's what I intend to make this day.
I will be mindful that my thoughts and actions have great consequences,
consequences in my own life
and in the lives of my loved ones.
I will strive to make my thoughts and actions
pleasing to You,
so that I may be an instrument of Your peace,
today and every day.
Amen.

"As the water reflects the face, so the heart reflects the person."
Proverbs 27:19

4 comments:

  1. i know you loved your parents dearly, and they, you. no parent is perfect, but love makes up for a lot of imperfections...

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  2. Hi Beth, Great post... Your parents must have been fabulous people --and definitely people of God. All of us humans are just that---HUMAN.... We all make good and bad choices in life. None of us are perfect for sure. It's up to the rest of us to forgive those we love --for any short-coming they may have had... It's all about remembering the good stuff--and forgiving all of the 'other'.... AND--we hope that others will also forgive us for our short-comings!

    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. We give thanks for those who helped us on our life's journey and who, by example, demonstrated right values such as integrity and
    kindness.
    Thank you for this post, Beth.

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