The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Timeless Integrity


“It's not what we eat but what we digests that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.” Francis Bacon Sr.

So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. Acts 24:16

Compunction: “1. a feeling of guild or moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad 2. a pricking of the conscious” New Oxford American Dictionary

Integrity transcends partisan beliefs and values. In the moment, people may disagree, ridicule, or even hate you based on decisions rooted in integrity. But time has a way of uncovering immoral desires and vindicating virtuous motivations. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were not popular with everyone when they led this country, but today they are unanimously respected and loved by democrats and republicans alike, because their decisions and values were not based in partisanship or malice, but in integrity and love for their country and the people inhabiting it. From now on, let's do our best to make decisions based on eternal values that foster respect, if not good will. Let's make every choice as if it were being critiqued by our peers and judged in a court of law. And let's value the compunction we feel after a bad decision, because it can guide us to an improved lifestyle, based on the trust of our peers and the respect of even our adversaries.

Daily Journaling Questions:
      1. How did I help someone today?
      2. What act of kindness did I perform today?
      3. What did I learn today?
      4. Who did I love today?
      5. What about today do I want to remember forever?
      6. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading.
Jake

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