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Musings on The Scout Law: Reverent

Musings on The Scout Law: Reverent

Musings on The Scout Law: ReverentStars, please! “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” At times I feel like I am the biggest hypocrite out there when it comes to my faith. I have dropped out of seminary and have been asked to leave several churches. At times I have dedicated hours to prayers, solitude, and reading of the Holy Scripture from an Evangelical question, having often since questioned it all,…

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Musings on The Scout Law: Clean

Musings on The Scout Law: Clean

Musings on The Scout Law: CleanStars, please! “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” Have you ever noticed how if things are clean that they are often far less distracting than when things are not? One does not have the nagging sensation of ‘I should take care of that’ because it is already done. Similarly, it seems easier to face upcoming tasks if one is clean more than if one is…

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Musings on The Scout Law: Brave

Musings on The Scout Law: Brave

Musings on The Scout Law: BraveStars, please! “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” On the surface it would seem that this point would be the one which a blog on over-coming fear should focus. As one who has studies and writes on fear, I would argue that that this could lack forethought. It is the other points which make it easier to be brave. When one manages resources and relations…

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Musings on The Scout Law: Thrifty

Musings on The Scout Law: Thrifty

Musings on The Scout Law: ThriftyStars, please! “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” If one is careful, it is amazing how long even a small amount can last. If one is wasteful, it is surprising how quickly even an astonishing amount can vanish. People will often ask me as a financial planner how much money do I need to save in order to retire. I promptly ask them, “How much…

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Musings on The Scout Law: Cheerful

Musings on The Scout Law: Cheerful

Musings on The Scout Law: CheerfulStars, please! “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” It is funny how people tend to gravitate to positive people more than negative people, unless of course it is the news. For some reason we as a society tend to gravitate to the negative in the news far more often than not. People who often complain wonder why people do not like to hang around them…

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Musings on the Scout Law: Obedient

Musings on the Scout Law: Obedient

Musings on the Scout Law: ObedientStars, please! “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” It can be ever so tempting to think that the rules do not apply to us. What would happen if we simply did what we are supposed to do? Many times I hear, “I know I should do that and I don’t.” This may especially be common among those who have seen success who may be tempted to…

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Musings on The Scout Law: Kind

Musings on The Scout Law: Kind

Musings on The Scout Law: KindStars, please! “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” In a world where you reap what you sow, it is amazing the impact that being kind can have. Usually when one is kind to others people are kind in return. As it relates to fears and anxiety it is a much happier world/environment to be in when people are nice to you rather than worrying that everyone…

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Musings on The Scout Law: Courteous

Musings on The Scout Law: Courteous

Musings on The Scout Law: CourteousStars, please! “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” How often do we use the word courteous? Oh, I will occasionally hear the phrase, “Extend every courtesy…”, but it is not often that I hear the word courteous itself. To my knowledge it essentially means polite. Though not necessary, it is surprising how showing a little politeness can go a long way towards dealing with a…

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Musings on The Scout Law: Helpful

Musings on The Scout Law: Helpful

Musings on The Scout Law: HelpfulStars, please! “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” Have you ever been in need or in a bind? Would a helping hand would significantly improve your day/life at those times? Thought so. I am known to leave my car headlights on and run my battery down a couple times per year. It is such a great relief when someone is willing to provide me with a…

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Musings on the Scout Law: Loyal

Musings on the Scout Law: Loyal

Musings on the Scout Law: LoyalStars, please! “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.” Think back in your life. Certainly there are people who have had a lasting impact on your life. Without their help and support, you would not be where you are. These certainly seem like people that should be acknowledged over the holidays even if you have grown distant. Though there are not many people in this group…

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Musings on the Scout Law: Trustworthy

Musings on the Scout Law: Trustworthy

Musings on the Scout Law: TrustworthyStars, please! A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. How much anxiety would be reduced if people actually did what they said they would! The number of appointments that would be kept would be astounding. The problem of course is that as much as integrity breeds integrity, contempt also breeds contempt. Why should I keep my word to someone else if they refuse to do so…

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Musings on the Scout Law: Introduction

Musings on the Scout Law: Introduction

Musings on the Scout Law: IntroductionStars, please! I am an Eagle Scout, or at least I was told that I would always be an Eagle Scout when I received the rank. I tend to care far more about relationships and values as opposed to stuff. Numerous people have agreed with me that taking care of oneself is perhaps the best way to deal with fear. For this holiday season, I am going to go old school as it relates to self…

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