Build Your Reputation
A friend of mine had a T-shirt that read, “If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself years ago.” Ain’t that the truth! And it’s true not only of health issues, but sex, money, and crime as well. Mistakes and sins of the past never go away, and many come ’round to bite us later.
Every year idealistic and excited people try to get a loan to buy their first home only to find out that they had ruined their credit rating long ago. Because of their reputation, no bank will lend them a dime. If you suffer a jewelry theft, or if you total your car, those things can be replaced. If you ruin your reputation, you will find that it is ten times harder to restore.
“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1). Tell the truth. Pay your bills. Live within your means. Keep your word. Do what you say you’re going to do. Wait till you can afford it. Do I sound like your father? I do? Thank you!
Many parents spend time praying for their children. But few actually take time to pray for themselves. And the truth is, they need it!
In our brand-new 31-day prayer devotional book, Parenting by Prayer, you’ll be immersed in inspiring, daily conversations with your heavenly Father that take you on a journey to becoming a happier, more effective parent.
You’ll learn specific ways to give voice to your fears, to express your joys, and simply spend time with the One who loves to give you peace and rest. Not only that, this prayer devotional also contains journal pages for personal reflection on your journey.