May you live your life as humbly and give it away as willingly as Christ did.
LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.
“Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.”
— Elbert Hubbard
As human beings, we have a tendency to act as though our problems are the only problems in the world. We often make our issues much bigger than they really are simply because that is the only thing we can see at the present moment. When we are trapped in our own boxes of human self, we claw and scratch our way to hear only what we tell ourselves. And we miss out on all the insight and advice that could offer the solutions we need. Read more…
“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is truly heartbreaking to see so many suffering people in the world. While I know that no one person can save everybody, I do think that we are all responsible for at least making the effort to alleviate some of the burdens that other people face. No two burdens are the same because no two people actually carry them or face them in the same why. That’s why we need uniquely collective empathy and compassion. Read more…
“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón
We have this thing in modern society where we have such a love affair with cutting deals with each other and giving only in order to get. You know how it goes, right? You attend my event, I attend yours. You write a kind word about me on Instagram and I do the same for you. I listen to you speak for ten minutes so then you will owe me ten minutes of listening when I speak too. Read more…
Philippians 3:7 (NLT)
I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.
You have probably heard stories before of people who seemed to have it all. They had money, power, status, big homes, fine cars, expensive clothing and jewelry, and the ability to get anything and everything they wanted. They were well known, in large part because of what they owned, if not for what they did. But at the end of their lives or at certain times during their lives, those who tell stories will say that on the inside everything was falling apart, they lacked a life of meaning, they felt empty — a deep hole in the soul. Read more…
Philippians 2:4 (NLT)
Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
Many people in the world often complain about how unhappy they are with their lives. When I hear people talk about finding happiness, I often think that what you are looking for is never so close as the person right next to you — a child, a friend, a co-worker, a parent, a neighbor, a spouse. The beginning of all happiness is not found within ourselves, what we can gain for ourselves, or how we can improve our own lives. It is found in what we can give of ourselves. If all you think about is yourself, you’re going to be quite miserable. Read more…