Well, wouldn't you know "Diligent" would be the first post I didn't get up by Friday evening? Kind of laughable, if not so sad.
Being diligent means being conscientious (or caring) about one's duties, being careful, thorough, and hard working. Diligence is *not* being careless, neglectful, or lazy.
Diligence is also a struggle around here. Well, for everyone but Micah. He is the hardest worker I know and he always does a great job on everything, never halfway, never until it's just good enough. The rest of us, on the other hand are not the hardest workers. We don't "start hard and finish strong (We Choose Virtues)." I leave a trail of half-completed projects. The boys have a half-cleaned room. There is always more housework. Always.
Lord, supply our souls with a healthy dose of diligence. Help us do more than we can think or ask or imagine. Amen.