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The Best People Are Humble People (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 347)


“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.”
— Thomas Merton

When we think of greatness or what it means to be a successful person, the first things that come to mind are characteristics such as vision, motivation, drive, and self-discipline among others. One very important characteristic that is often lacking is humility. We don’t see humility on too many lists of what it means to be great or even what it means to just be a good person. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a leader or not. Read more…

The Greatest Barrier to Change (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 300)


Romans 12:3 (NLT)
Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

Change is the greatest struggle that we will ever have to endure in life. Even above pain and problems and the daily grind, change is a line that draws itself in the sand and dares us to cross it. The chains that so often prevent us from crossing that line is pride. It’s probably the greatest barrier that we will have to fight through in life. Read more…

You’re Not There Yet, Keep Growing (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 292)


Philippians 3:12 (NLT)
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.

Wouldn’t it wonderful if we could say at some point in our lives that we have arrived? I mean we have gotten to that place of total achievement, complete fulfillment, and ultimate perfection. It’s that point in which we are no longer growing or striving for anything. Because, well, we have everything and have done everything that’s in our time and energy span to do. Read more…

Get Out of the Danger Zone (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 214)

Get Out of the Danger Zone

Proverbs 29:25 (NLT)
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety.

Fear and pride have the potential to control our lives and diminish our effectiveness in life. After believers, the enemy aims to decrease or eliminate our faith altogether by causing us to live in fear of failure. A large part of fearing failure is being concerned about what other people think. It is impossible to move forward into the direction God wants us to move into when we fear we will fail or that other people will not approve. Read more…

3 Whole Ways We Sabotage Ourselves (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 171)

3 Whole Ways We Sabotage Ourselves

“Don’t complain; just work harder.”
— Randy Pausch

Pride will trip you up. Whining will make people hate you. Worrying will kill you. Yet we do these things anyway and somehow expect everything we ever wanted to just happen. If you took just an ounce of the energy and effort you put into worrying and complaining and applied it to fixing a problem, you’d be so much happier and achieve so much more. And arrogance too is a strategy of self-sabotage. The effort to be first, on the top, or big makes you last, at the bottom, and small. Read more…

Wisdom Listens (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 150)

Wisdom Listens

Proverbs 12:15 (NLT)
Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.

Wouldn’t it be great if we all could have our own minds, make our own decisions, and go down our own paths without having to consult with or seek advice from anyone? It’s a nice thought that smacks heavily of fierce independence. But what happens when our own way becomes blurry and we wonder where we are and why we’re actually here? Read more…

Can You Show Someone Else Some Attention? (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 16)

Can You Show Someone Else Some Attention

“A great man is always willing to be little.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Humility is a beautiful quality. It is, as Thomas Moore said, “that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.” Yet so many people lack it. This lack of humility has major consequences for every area of life. Pride is particularly and especially damning to relationships — all types of relationships.

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Free Space (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/03/16)

Free Space (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/03/16) (Right-click to download)

Free Space (Live. Pray. Hustle. 01/03/16)
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