Men of character…

What a privilege it is to live in a family where Christ is the centre of the home!  My thoughts today turn especially to the men in my life whose character radiates as a testimony of Christ in a fallen world!  I am so blessed by my father and five brothers…

David’s unobtrussive helpfulness, patience and humility as a real estate broker once gained him the comment, “Either you won’t succeed in real estate, or you’ll change the way it is done!” Character has a unique way of changing things.

Gentlemanliness is growing in William’s life with every passing day. He understands what it is to reach out gently to those weaker than himself and is quick to admit his mistakes.

Nathanael has been reputed for saying, when having someone comment on how quickly and efficiently he works, “I need to work quickly: I’m paid by the hour.” What a valuable employee who wastes neither his own, nor his employers assets!

I hear comments all the time about Daddy. His reputation for taking time with those who need him springs up around every corner. He makes people understand that they are not wasting his time by being quick to welcome interruptions.

Stephen is our handyman at any given moment. His availability almost can’t be beaten and when it comes to creativity, he is certainly a master at thinking outside of the box!

Though Jonathan is one of those behind-the-scenes people, it became very evident recently that his character had none the less been observed. When the company for which he worked went bankrupt (no fault of his!), he found himself caught up immediately between two other companies as they bargained over who would get him! There was no need to go “job hunting” – his steady, cheerful diligence, his quiet friendliness and his willingness to take the jobs no one else wanted could not go by unnoticed – he is in high demand.

Thank you, Daddy and guys, for being what I scarcely see anywhere else: men of character. I admire you, and thank God for you.

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” Proverbs 22:29

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