This poem is one I think of when I consider humility. It was published in the first edition of The Last Time We Were Children and will appear in The Last Time We Were Children: The Tenth Anniversary Edition coming soon.
“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the […]
Philippians 2:5-8 NIV In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness. And […]
Part Three Establishing Rituals: All the Nuts and Bolts without Going Nutty “I had a ritual once of lighting a candle and writing by its light and blowing it out when I was done for the night….Also kneeling and praying before starting (I got that from a French movie about George Frederick Handel).” Jack Kerouac […]
1 Peter 5:6 NIV Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
1 John 1:9 NIV If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. I admit I felt pride as one of my cousins led worship this morning. When the words on the PowerPoint didn’t match or even project, he quickly adapted. He restarted the […]
Romans 13:14 NIV Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. Colossians 3:12 NIV Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
“Our carefully designed plans and dreams may not come to fruition as we hope or pray.” from Joan C. Webb’s It’s a Wonderful Imperfect Life Joshua 1:8b NASB “Be careful to do according to all that is written in [the Book of Life]; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have […]
“As Christ followers, we have a responsibility to exemplify Christ to those around us. The faithfulness that we display in our walk with God could obstensibly lead others to Christ–or it could deter them from seeking a relationship with Him. Think of the eternal ramifications of that!” from A Jane Austen Devotional 1 Peter 5:6-7 […]
Psalm 95:2 NIV Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Hebrews 10:25 NIV [Let us ] not giving up meeting together,…but encouraging one another…. 1 Peter 3:8, 9b Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble….because to this you were […]