24 May, 2010

Solid Ground?

Reputation and Character
"The circumstances amid which you live determine your reputation; the truth you believe determines your character. 
Reputation is what you are suppose to be; character is what you are.
Reputation is the photograph; character is the face.
Reputation comes over one from without; character grows from within.
Reputation is what you have when you come to a new community; character is what you have when you go away.
Your reputation is learned in an hour; your character does not come to light for a year.
Reputation is made in a moment; character is built in a lifetime.
Reputation grows like a mushroom; character grows like the oak.
A single newspaper report gives you your reputation; a life of toil gives you your character.
Reputation makes you rich or makes you poor; character makes you happy or makes you miserable.
Reputation is what men say about you on your tombstone; character is what angels say about you before God."

- William Hersey Davis

Wonder where you stand?
If so, worry about you reputation little, but constantly assess your character!


Lacie said...

Love your depth friend.

Arielle said...

Good Morning Brad,

My name is Arielle and I work with a small publicity company that partners with Christian authors trying to get their books off the ground. I read through many blogs to find the best possible readers for our authors. I am very eager to add you personally to my list of reviewers for a specific book.

New author Georgie Newman has written A Word to the End Time Church(VMI Publishers, '09), and believe me, this isn't just another inspirational book. Newman's message is powerful and fearless. Her prayer for her readers is to be inspired and equipped with God's word again, to be totally immersed in the Spirit.

(For if we are to) run through the fire unscathed,..saturate yourself in water so there is not one combustible strand the fire can utilize. So too in our lives...We need to saturate ourselves with the Word and the Spirit so there is not one strand of weakness the enemy can use to bring us down."

I'd like to send you this book to review, if this is something you'd be interested in please let me know. I hope to be hearing from you soon.

Arielle Roper
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