Hello everybody! I have been meaning to blog for days, but every time I get started, I get distracted! So, I have a minute or two now… finally. We have been pretty busy, as I have mentioned before, going from “road” life to “home” life is not always an easy transition. School is out in just a few days, so that’s really exciting! Our baby got her first haircut yesterday, and she was so proud of herself. It is absolutely adorable! That’s a pretty big day when you’re two! Right now we are watching Dora, and Mommy is hoping to get out, and enjoy this gorgeous day. Thank you Lord for sunshine! I have been thinking today about character. I saw a quote that said to lose your character is a greater loss than losing your finances or even your health. I thought that was such a powerful statement! Your character is ultimately who you are, it’s what’s underneath your job title, your name, your looks, your status in life. Your character is what people remember when you’re gone, when they can’t remember the sound of your voice, or the lines on your face. It’s what ultimately outshines our talents, intelligence, wealth, wardrobe, and our exterior that we all worry about being adequate enough. Character is not something we hear preached about too much, or at least I haven’t, and what a shame that is. To me character is how we treat people when no one else is looking, it’s doing the right thing when no one is there to see that we were “good.” I read that character is the inward motivation to do what is right. Doing what is right, when you don’t feel like it. I believe Jesus was the ultimate example of character, He loved everyone no matter what, even when they hated him.He kept his promises, he used His words wisely, he walked in forgiveness, he resisted temptation. He lead by example, and as we all know, didn’t take the path of least resistance. Are we really striving to be like him, or do we justify our actions and lack of character sometimes because it’s convenient, and we think we have a special deal with God where we get to mistreat people, or snub someone, or hold a grudge? What I would love to leave as my legacy to generations that follow, above all would not be ministry first, that would be great, but what would be really rewarding is to know that I taught them to have character. We are not born with character, we learn it, it consists of lots of small choices that we make each and every day, but I believe to be the Christian I want to be, character should be something I strive for each and every day. God only knows how much I have fallen short. My prayer today is, ” God help me to be what I should be to represent You in a way that makes You a proud Father.” Until next time…… Kelly Philippians 4:8For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account these things.