Happy Father’s Day Dad…

I wanted to blog today as a tribute to my Dad.

My Dad has been very influential in shaping me to be the person I am today.

I feel great admiration for his passion and love for his Lord, The Church,and  his family….

I feel great respect for how he lives from his convictions and does the work that needs to be done….

I feel great joy in watching him continue to be used by God in the work of the Kingdom….

I feel great love when I see him enjoying his grandchildren…

I feel great opportunity when I am able to live life  in shared experiences with my Dad, both at home and while traveling the world. (Netherlands, South Africa, Scotland, Hawaii…)

I remember a conversation he and I were having once many years back. He was saying he realized he was not a TV dad and thought that is what most kids really wanted. I often reflect back on that conversation and realize how fortunate I am. I did not have a TV Dad, that is true, but I have much better. I have a very real Dad who has offered me much.  I have a Dad who continues to invest in me, his grown up girl, and is actively involved in my life. For that I am ever so thankful!

I love you Dad and pray for continued good health and God’s protection over your life.

personality or character…

This quote really got me thinking today….

When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.  W. Somerset Maugham

In light of yesterdays blog on honesty, I realize that the more honest I am willing to be, the more transparent I will become. That transparency will also provide insight for others into my character.

I believe it is in my character that my true values and beliefs are rooted…

It is my hope that I will live my life in such a way that others are drawn to my character even more than my personality….

I wonder how you invite others to know your character….

What words would those who know you best use to define who you are and what you stand for….

I am grateful that in many of my friendships, I am able to celebrate both their good character AND their personality!