Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is Helping Me Develop


Keeping everything that is under our jurisdiction clean, functional, and in its proper place.

1. Exact cleanliness; entire freedom from foul matter; as the neatness of a floor or of a garment.
2. Purity; freedom from ill chosen words; as the neatness of style.
adv. With good taste; without tawdry ornaments; as a lady neatly dressed.

Webster's 1st ed., 1828

In his person he was neat in the extreme. In early life, his dress, equipage, and appointments were fastidiously appropriate to his rank. As he grew old, although preserving his extreme neatness, his dress was plainer and he was more indifferent to the appearance of his equipage. When at Paris, Philadelphia, and Washington, his furniture, table, servants, [and] equipage and the tout ensemble of his establishment were deemed highly appropriate to the position he held. He was a gentleman everywhere.
Henry S. Randall, Life of Thomas Jefferson (1858)
I shall begrudge no reasonable expense that will contribute to the improvement and neatness of my farms, for nothing pleases me better than to see them in good order, and everything trim, handsome, and thriving about them; nor nothing hurts me more than to find them otherwise.
George Washington, To William Pearce.

I make sure all things are done decently and in order.
1 Corinthians 14:40

My environment reflects the fact that I walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
Romans 13:13

Those who work with me enjoy my good order, and the stedfastness of my faith in Christ.
Colossians 2:5

I make sure I have the tools I need to carry out the Lord's assignments. "So the service of the house of the LORD was set in order."
2 Chronicles 29:35

I arrange myself and my surroundings to achieve the greatest efficiency.

The Health Department isn't after me any more.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29

I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law.
-- Psalm 119:55

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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