10 Things That Really Matter On Election Day

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Categories: Alumni, Faculty, General

On the eve of a hotly contested Presidential Election vote many people are prognosticating on how momentous it all is. We've even heard some pundits call it the "most important decision in our lifetimes." We're skeptical of such lofty sentiments and wondered if there are other decisions that actually matter more. We wondered if important decisions are the sum total of a series of better, "smaller" decisions.

Old Class Notes

And then we ran across a blog post from an alum recounting some words of wisdom from Dr. Joe Aldrich. We asked the author where he got these "10 Things That Really Matter", he said they were in some old class notes that he jotted down back when Dr. Joe was president. Whether you knew Dr. Joe or not, these are still great words to remember.

Joe Aldrich and Billy Graham10 Things from Dr. Joe Aldrich

  1. Always tell the truth.
  2. Be sure you have all the facts before making a decision.
  3. Keep open and friendly relations with God, family, and neighbors.
  4. Devote time to helping others.
  5. Review and adjust personal priorities on a regular basis.
  6. Be financially responsible.
  7. Discover “blind spots” by seeking advice from others.
  8. Make personal hygiene and physical health a priority.
  9. Become interdependent—we really do need each other.
  10. Recognize God in daily life and explore the power of prayer.

With Permission From

Dr. David P. Craig
B.S. '88


Find Out More

Learn about Dr. Joe Aldrich and other Multnomah presidents in Dr. Dan Lockwood's President's Corner.


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