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Thoroughness vs Incompleteness

This is WEEK 44 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by!        

As a child I took great encouragement from a song about God working on me:

There really ought to be a sign upon my heart
Don’t judge him yet, there’s an unfinished part
But I’ll be better just according to His plan
Fashioned by the Master’s loving hands

He’s still working on me
To make me what I need to be
It took him just a week to make the moon and stars
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
How loving and patient He must be
‘Cause He’s still workin’ on me

(Pillow available from YellowBugBoutique) Read the rest of this entry

Responsibility vs Unreliability

This is WEEK 38 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by!

If you’re looking for someone dependable, caring, truthful, loving, reliable, loyal, God is available. – Unknown

Commitment. This is my favorite word because in some way, people who are committed are always much more interesting and much more reliable, and much more, I would say, deep than people who are not.  -Carlos Ghosn

Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters.  This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

Responsible means:
1. having an obligation to do something as part of a job or role

2.Being the primary cause of something and so able to be blamed or credited for it Read the rest of this entry

Orderliness versus Disorganization

This is WEEK 33 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by!  

It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence – an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered – ‘In the beginning, God.’ - Arthur H. Compton

Orderly means:
1. having a systematic arrangement; neat

2. marked by or adhering to a system or method
3. Devoid of violence or disruption; peaceful Read the rest of this entry

Meekness vs Anger

This is WEEK 31 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by!

The meek are not those who are never at all angry, for such are insensible; but those who, feeling anger, control it, and are angry only when they ought to be. Meekness excludes revenge, irritability, morbid sensitiveness, but not self-defence, or a quiet and steady maintenance of right. -
 Theophylact

Meekness enables us to be led by the Spirit of God. -John Hagee

Meekness is power under control. -    Warren Wiersbe

Gentleness is an active trait, describing the manner in which we should treat others. Meekness is a passive trait, describing the proper Christian response when others mistreat us. -Jerry Bridges Read the rest of this entry

Initiative vs Unresponsiveness

This is WEEK 26 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by!   

“Do not lie in a ditch, and say God help me; use the lawful tools He hath lent thee.” — English Proverb

“An idea is worthless unless you use it.” - John Maxwell

“Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.” -Victor Hugo

“Lord, help me to begin to begin.” ― George Whitefield Read the rest of this entry

Generosity vs Stinginess

This is WEEK 21 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by!

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. - Richard Dawkins

What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and we exercise it because we are more fond of that vanity than of the thing we give.Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Real generosity is doing something for others even when you are certain you will get nothing back,  even a thank you.
Michael Josephson

Generosity means:
1. Liberality in giving or willingness to give. (sharing what you have to benefit another)
2. Nobility of thought or behavior. (freedom from pettiness in character or mind) Read the rest of this entry

Forgiveness vs Rejection

This is WEEK 20 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by!

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Mark Twain


He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven. –
Thomas Fuller

Forgiveness is the key which unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. – Corrie Ten Boom

Forgiveness is the well from which we draw the water to wash others’ feet. –  
D. Siler

There are definitions for Forgiveness in the dictionary but when developing Godly character, we are not concerned with dictionary definitions.  We want to cling to the definition of Biblical Forgiveness because it is key to the Christian walk.  Biblical forgiveness involves our correct responses to God when people offend us. Read the rest of this entry

Flexibility vs Resistance

This is WEEK 19 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by!

Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.  -Paul Kagame

The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers. -Brian Greene

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. - Tony Robbins

Flexibility means:
1. Capable of being bent or flexed; pliable
2. Responsive to change; adaptable

Synonyms for Flexibility: adjustability, pliability, adaptability
Antonyms for Flexibility: constraint, inflexibility, resistance, rigidity Read the rest of this entry

Faith vs Presumption & A Give-Away!

This is WEEK 18 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by!

This month also marks the 1st Year Anniversary of Grace & Grit.  To celebrate, I want to give away a book by Max Lucado, one of my favorite authors.  His book, In the Grip of Grace goes hand in hand with our topic of Faith vs Presumption and it also talks about what is so very dear to my heart, God’s unmerited GRACE!.  To enter for a chance to win a hard copy of this book, just leave a comment sharing about something that increased your faith.  For extra entries, tweet or share about this give away on FB and let me know you did that.  This offer ends Wednesday, May 23.

Faith means:
1. Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
2. Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. Read the rest of this entry

Enthusiasm vs Apathy

This is WEEK 17 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by.

ENTHUSIASM!!!!!!  This is my daughter’s Baptism Day.  The enthusiasm that radiates from her face expresses the enthusiasm that the Christian should carry in their heart always…for we have known the love and unmerited grace of God and have been given NEW LIFE!!!! Read the rest of this entry

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