I look back to the time when the things in which I believe were crystallized for me. It was on June 12, 1953, when I took office as president of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. When I sat at my desk for the first time, on it were two items, a Holy Bible and an American flag. In my travels to the forty-eight states, the territories, and around the world, I carry with me in my briefcase my Bible and my small flag. My Bible reminds me that unless the Lord helped build a house, “he that build it labor in vain.” I try to keep Him in the building of my life, my home, with my five children and a wonderful wife. I talk to Him daily, asking for wisdom and guidance, patience and understanding, but above all sincerity.