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
adv. With good taste; without tawdry ornaments; as a lady neatly
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.
Those who work with me enjoy my good order, and the
stedfastness of my faith in Christ.
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
2 Chronicles 29:35
I arrange myself and my surroundings to achieve the greatest
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??