Got Integrity?

September 11, 2010

in the generous life

Integrity: 1. adherence to moral principles; honesty 2. the quality of being unimpaired; soundness

My husband and I just got home from running a conference for the day job.  Doing all the behind-the-scenes work at various events gives you a unique perspective of the people that you serve.  Servants tend to be invisible and people act in front of you in ways that they normally would not otherwise.  I can pretty much tell you who is a good husband or wife, who is kind (and who is not), who can laugh at themselves and who takes themselves too seriously, who walks what they talk, etc.

I found myself looking forward to seeing some folks and cringing a bit over those few.  I worked to give everyone the best service, but underneath it all was the awareness of integrity or lack thereof.  I don’t want to be one of those folks that people cringe over.  I want people to be able to trust my word.  I want them to see me as honest, kind, and someone who isn’t afraid to serve.  I want to be a safe place in a world that is not always kind or stable.

Most of all I want to be these things to those I love – my husband, my kids, my friends.  It starts at home.

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a women beautiful.  Jacqueline Bisset

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Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:
Black and Married With Kids: Submission is Not a Curse Word
and Do Better, More Often In Your Marriage
Intimacy in Marriage: Dialogue Among Christians About Oral Sex
and Tips to Consider Before Talking to Friends About Sex
Journey to Surrender: The Great Escape
Happily Married After: Marriage is the Willingness to be Miserable
Gina Parris: Going Fearless – Where to Start
Going Fearless – Becoming Who You Are
and Going Fearless – Enlarging Your Self Image
Life Gems: 3 Types of Couples Survive Infidelity
and Cheerfulness & Positive Reactions Contribute to Marital Happiness
The Marry Blogger: Lazy Communication Doesn’t Cut It
The Romantic Vineyard: Project 52: I Heart List
Simple Marriage: The Difference: Entitlement vs. Exposure
and 7 Deadly Sins of Relationships

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Be generous!  Lori <><

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Bonnie September 11, 2010 at 7:29 am

It was great seeing you at the conference this year! You and Paul really do a great job of making sure things go smoothly before, during, and after the conference.

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The Generous Wife September 11, 2010 at 8:31 am

It’s so great to meet generous wives in person. :) I always look forward to seeing you and your group each year and catching up on what the Lord has been doing in your lives.

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Joy September 11, 2010 at 9:45 am

Thank you for the good reminder today, as usual. I loved the quote, shared it on my blog and posted a link to you.

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Lamar @ BMWK September 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Thank you for sharing the links to our articles (BlackandMarriedWithKids.com) we appreciate the link love and hope your readers can find something that will enhance their marriages on the site.
.-= Lamar @ BMWK´s last blog ..Loving My Girl And My Boy =-.

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