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An Honesty Dilemma

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ARE YOU HONEST? DO YOU ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH? REALLY? EVERY TIME? CLICK HERE

Business Ethics Have a Moral Basis

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We live in a secular world. Yet, how we conduct ourselves, in business, has at its foundation God’s moral laws – what we call today, business ethics.  Business ethics calls for us to be honest, respectful, wise, prudent, just, tactful and courteous in transacting business with others. These ethics require us to be virtuous, if we want to be successful! Business Ethics at WorkHonest – The Eighth Commandment states, “You shall not bear dishonest witness against your neighbor” (Deut. 5:20). God calls us to live by the truth. Live an upright life, both in action and speech; tactfully, and with kindness. Respectful – “Do to others what you would have them do to you” (Matt 7:12). God calls us to love unconditionally and that means respecting others, especially when we do not see eye to eye. We must not only respect others, but respect differences of opinion as well. Wise – “In the heart of the intelligent wisdom abides, but in the bosom of fools it is unknown” (Prov. 14:33). God calls us to …

Is Honesty The Best Policy? Really?

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WHAT IS HONESTY? IS IT THE BEST POLICY? ALWAYS? REALLY? EVEN IF IT HARMS YOU AND OTHERS? EVEN WHEN OTHERS CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH? WHAT IS TRUTH? SHARE YOUR VIEWS AND OPINIONS HERE

Honesty: Where Does It Really Get You?

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How do you want to be perceived by others? Do you want to be perceived in light of honesty and trustworthiness? I’m sure the answer is yes; who wouldn’t want to be perceived in such a manner? Well, to be considered honest and trustworthy, you have to be honest and trustworthy in your words and actions. Even con men get found out sooner or later; so deception will never win the day for you.

So, “everyone lies,” you say? Even if that were true, does that give you the right to lie? Just because everyone else does it, does that make it morally right for you? The answer is “no!”

For 36 years, I was a banking professional; more specifically, for 23 of those 36 years I was an auditor for a few banks. Therefore, I know what it feels like to be lied to by an audit client. It’s amazing... Read more...

Money Matters: Honesty & Counsel (or lack there of)

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Week 4 (Part B) - Honesty and Counsel

This week forced me to take a very long hard look at my mindset towards what I admit and will share about my personal finances and what is really happening.  Although my name Allison means "truthful one" and I do feel sometimes I am honest to fault; this week's teachings and ponderings on the topic of honesty made clear, there was some areas I saw okay to paint gray.  There really is no legal or honest gray areas with regards to money, especially if those finances are shared.   This week also challenged my filing system (or lack there of) and how pride had (and probably still does) hinder my seeking and accepting counsel. 

Let's evaluate these struggles & triumphs more closely ...FILING, HONESTY AND COUNSEL 


All Rights Reserved, Allison Gingras 2016

What We Are All Thinking But Never Say

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Like practicing NFP, I've been feeling lately that we aren't doing anyone a service by pretending that everything is always perfect at The Academy of St Therese for the Glories of God (Buddy's name for our school) or whatever homeschool land you have set up for yourself.  I've been feeling overwhelmed with actually being home and schooling, but wondered if I just wasn't made of good enough stock that it was getting me down.  I'm glad to see I am not alone.

Read more at Veils and Vocations.

Honesty with Tact: Can It Be Done?

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Honesty truly is the best course of action. The thing that I like most about honesty is that I never have to worry about what story I may have told in the past, because truth is Truth, and the truth doesn’t change. Therefore, if I live in truth, I speak consistently, and by doing so, I build good character.

Through honesty, we build integrity in the eyes of others and with God. Let’s face it, the only thing we get to take with us when standing in judgment before God, at the end of this life, are our sins and our integrity. I don’t know about you, but... Read more...

'He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much.' Sunday Reflections. 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

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Girl with a Pearl Earring, c.1665, Johannes Vermeer [Web Gallery of Art]
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Gospel Luke 16:1-13 [Short form 10-13] (Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition)
Jesus said to the disciples, ["There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. And he called him and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.' And the steward said to himself, 'What shall I do, since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that people may receive me into their houses when I am put out of the stewardship.' So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, …

'Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.'Sunday Reflections, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

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Irish Peace Tower, Belgium For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? (Luke 14:28)
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Gospel Luke 14:25-33 (Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition)
Now great multitudes accompanied Jesus; and he turned and said to them, "If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, s…