Wed., Dec. 5, 2018

Genesis 30:33 – My honesty will be a witness about me in days to come. 

Today, the 41st president of the United States will be honored and remembered. President George H.W. Bush’s life of service will be recalled.

When I think of his most famous quotes as a president, this is the one that comes to mind:


Don’t you love his honesty?

His other most famous quote might be: “Read my lips. No new taxes.”

Unfortunately, #41 would later come to regret saying these words.

I think this President would say words mattered. This is why he wrote so many letters throughout his life. He wanted people to value words like he did.

This is a man who believed in and dedicated his life to service. Service to his country, his wife, his family and his values.


Somehow, even his service dog understood President Bush’s value of service. And now, he follows his master’s model of service.

Honesty. Service. Dedication.

Not bad traits to embody.

All wrapped together with his honest words.

For humor with honesty, I am grateful.

Holy God – I pray we value honesty, service and dedication to the same degree that you do. May we be inspired by those who have lived these examples and choose to reflect these values which we learn from you in our daily living. Amen.

Blessings –


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