I Believe

A person who can laugh at himself or herself will never cease to be amused. All kids are gifted; some just open their packages earlier than others. Be willing to compromise but never compromise your principles. Character is much easier kept than recovered. EXPOSURE: Our character is molded by our surroundings. Few, if anyone, would disagree that our moral values are disintegrating. God can make a nobody somebody. God’s Word is true. People do not realize that sin (wrong behavior) always destroys. Good things happen when families eat their meals together. Great character is developed in the crucible. If people were angels no laws would be necessary. Meekness often means to go against the flow. One-on-one relationships are top priority with God. Our thoughts are triggered by our surroundings, our memories, and our imagination. Sin (wrong) destroys our will power. It saps our will to live righteously (right). The deeper we stoop to God, the deeper we stoop to serve others. The longer we wait, the closer we get to receive promises. There are many paths up the mountain of God. Unselfish love (agape) sacrifices its own interests for the needs of others. We are who we allow ourselves to become. We rarely think about the things we think about. When we accept responsibility for our weaknesses, we are less likely to blame and criticize other people. When we do our own thing, our own thing does us. Wherever we go, we take ourselves with us. Whether people believe it or not, the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. Without kindness, life is like a suitcase with no handle. You never will know the worth of water until the well is dry. Self-reflection is always a good exercise. What I believe is a work in progress, not limited to these statements and subject to change. What do YOU believe?

Daniel Taddeo

Longtime Parma Hts. resident and educator in the Parma School district.

Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 9:22 AM, 02.01.2017