• 70°

Reflections by the Sea: Being an Example

By Betsy Ore Glass

 Do not try to rule over those who have been put in your care, but be examples to the flock. – 1Peter 5:3

I am reminded every time my little grandson comes to visit that I am being observed for how I behave, react and talk. He notices how I hold a pencil, how I use my fork. How often I use my napkin. We have been doing a little cooking together. I want him to enjoy many things in life. When I laugh when flour hits the floor, we both giggle and clean it up together.  When I sweep the walkway out front, he has a broom too and he is learning to keep things nice and tidy.  I pass out imaginary manners. All my little friends get a handful of air from my pocket to theirs and before we go to a restaurant or sit in church, everyone has plenty of manners to carry them through. The manners contain all the “please and thank you’s” that we need plus lots of kindness, helpfulness, patience and being polite in general

Who is the best example that we can all follow? Our Almighty Father! He is the Ultimate One.  He teaches in the Bible how we are to love, behave, forgive and more. Ephesians 5 is a wonderful chapter that offers guidelines.  Since you are God’s dear children, you must try to be like him.   Ephesians 5:1 Let these little eyes catch us doing good for our neighbors, being helpful. Showing God’s love to those in need. Teaching a child to treat a pet well with respect goes a long way in helping to shape character. God’s Light is the example and we can spread that light in our families, in our circle of friends, in our community and especially in the next generation.

Betsy Ore Glass has long-standing ties to the Outer Banks. From Virginia Beach, her family bought a vacation cottage in the 60s and her love of the area began. Later in the 90s, Betsy and her husband bought a weekend cottage and introduced the area to their children. Then Betsy’s parents retired to KDH where the family gathered often. Reach her at betsyglass1@gmail.com or read additional Reflections at www.betsyoreglass.com.

READ ABOUT COMMUNITY NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

ALSO OF INTEREST:

Weekly Devotion – John 6:29

Reflections by the Sea: Our country

News

Object on Buxton beach determined to be live military ordnance

News

Dare County Finance Department receives award for excellence in financial reporting

News

Mascots stay the same at Manteo schools

News

Potential unexploded ordnance found on Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach in Buxton

News

Kill Devil Hills approves rear yard setback change

News

North Carolina to remain in Phase 3

News

Five positive COVID-19 tests reported among Neuse River ferry staff

News

North Carolina resumes processing deficient absentee ballots

Crime

Police: Teen charged for Goldsboro shooting that wounded 2-year-old

News

Motz presented with Lifesaving Recognition Award

Lifestyles

Columbia officials leave Halloween decisions up to parents, community members

Crime

Sheriff Doughtie asks for help with campground vehicle break-ins

Business

Husband and wife team up to open studio and store in Currituck

News

Waves marsh fire started by fireworks

Business

Member event set at Cape Hatteras Electric

Lifestyles

COVID-19 diagnostic testing event set in Buxton

Business

Marshall H. Ellis joins Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland, LLP

News

Weekly gas price update for North Carolina

News

COVID-19 statistics are trending upward

Currituck

Group warns fishermen to remove lines to protect wild horses

News

Deficient North Carolina absentee ballots frozen pending further rulings

News

North Carolina unveils plan to deploy coronavirus vaccine

News

Oregon Inlet ocean bar hampers transit

Lifestyles

LWV to sponsor program on community policing