IN-TE-GRI-TY

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-

I just got home from work and today was…let’s just say interesting.  You know what I hate the most? Doing business of any kind with individuals who lack integrity.  Integrity is so important to me, it’s like the foundation of how I operate in the business world because I know what it’s like to have so many people be dishonest with me.  I value make decisions where it concerns business and money upon the character of the individual involved with me. Integrity.

What is integrity? And why is it so important to me?

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

Integrity is important because in my eyes, if a person lacks integrity they lack the will to be of any good to the society they wish to influence.  A person that has no integrity cannot benefit the company or team by which they are apart of, in fact they cause the opposite :distrust and division.  A person without integrity is selfish, making decisions in deceitful practices that only benefit their own person.  Selfishness, dishonesty, and plain lack of morality produces nothing good into the environment around them.  An person lacking integrity leaves a bad taste in my mouth and causes distrust for the future.  That’s how high I have placed integrity as a valuable quality in an individual.

In today’s society, everybody is all about themselves.  What can I do to make it big? What can I do to get what I want out into the hands and hearts of individuals? Who can I manipulate to do what I want them to do?  It’s so easy to fall  into this “me-me” way of thinking, but as an individual who wants to see good in the world- it’s not supposed to be about you, but those around you.

As a Christian, one who follows Christ- I value integrity and honesty as one would value the quality of clear air and drinking water.  Integrity is very important and I live my life the best I can in a honest manner.  I tell the truth, I pay my taxes, I don’t steal, and I enjoy my life lived honestly.  Those in leadership or in positions where integrity is very important (police officers, attorneys, those in courthouse- judges, etc.) have an extra responsibility to walk in integrity – because their actions affect society around them.. As an aspiring attorney, when I see these individuals handle business opposite in honesty, I become greatly disappointed in them as a leader and more importantly as an individual.

Friends, you are receiving this message based on the aftermath of me experiencing this disappointment in my colleagues.  Integrity is very important, because just like that my perception changed of the those around me and what was deemed good has now been tainted my the stain of dishonesty.

God is truthful, so walk in truth. 

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

“He who walks in Integrity, walks securely” Proverbs 10:9

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Dating a Preacher’s Kid

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-

i thought I would take some time to introduce myself to some of you guys that don’t really know me well.  Let’s see….I’m a licensed minister and I am a pastor’s daughter, both my mom and dad work as pastors in the ministry.  People are always asking, how does being in leadership and being a pk affect your dating life?  Well, the effect is great.  The “code of conduct” if you will is a list of particular rules that is used to reflect the old-fashioned model of modesty.  It’s like dating in my grandmother’s way (which is not a bad thing), it’s just that sometimes it’s hard to find guys who would submit to these rules. For example, if a guy plans on dating me- he has to speak to both of my parents, come to the door to pick me up and we must have a chaperon on the date( like an accountability partner).  These rules don’t bother me but they seem to be a problem for the guys who are interested in me.  It’s like, they are super excited to be with me but because of all the hard work- they give up and decide that they would rather pursue someone else.  So what should a girl do?  Should I go behind my parent’s back and do my own thing?  Should I lower my standards to keep him interested? Or maybe, I should live my life according to these standards and if he leaves that’s on him. Maybe I should understand that I am a girl that is worth working for.

 Maybe I should understand that diamonds are mined and that requires effort, its the same with a guy searching for my heart; it’s going to require effort.

Just maybe, I live life with a mindset that people will come in and out of your life, but those who are supposed to be there will stay.  If you are supposed to be here, you’ll stay! 

This is my dating life as a preacher’s kid, knowing that at the right time- the one who is supposed to love me will come along and he will embrace all of my parents crazy quirks and respect the code of the “first family”, the first family of the church.

Until next time,

Mo 🙂