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Grace Humility Life Challange Worship

OOPS

Getting comfortable with imperfection In my last blog, I misspelled charity as cherity. I guess I could blame my spell-check because it doesn’t look at the title. The error did make me think of my fear of trying, of reaching out to share with others yet being afraid of doing things so poorly that they are not […]

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Humility Mindfulness

RADICAL MINDFULNESS

Remember the rule? If I want to know what godliness looks like—I just picture what I normally do and then godliness will, pretty much, be the opposite! So what is my normal state of mindfulness? Well, not to be mindful at all! I let my focus drift to the future the past and everywhere else. […]

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Humility Iniquity Life Challange

I JUST CAN’T!

A fellow traveler complained this week that when his counselor gives him assignments, he feels that it is like asking a man to read a self-help book when the man can’t read. This would sound like a valid objection, but the man stopped there. He should have continued. I do have to change and grow, […]

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Humility Iniquity Life Challange

IT IS I!

Our church did an awesome job of putting on a passion play for Easter. The key thing emphasized was the question “Is it I?” Having asked this they all went on to abandon Jesus. John was so focused on relationship that he did the best and returned to follow the Lord through most of the […]

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Bible Definitions Humility

HUMILITY

God blesses the humble person and resists the proud. If I humble myself in the sight of the Lord, he will lift me up. But what is humility? Try to define this yourself, but do not confuse humility with humiliation which is admitting how messed up and weak and foolish I am and being filled […]

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Humility Iniquity Relationships

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVES what’s with them?

The truth won’t work on someone who WON’T examine themselves or accept feedback. PASSIVE AGGRESSION: Irritating others by getting them to count on us then not coming through while fooling ourselves by believing that we have good intentions and are actually unusually loving, kind, gentle, patient, faithful, peaceful. We cause others to count on us […]

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Humility Life Challange Relationships Sin

THE TRUTH THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT!

You know that I have always been excited about the power of words to help people. What is true? What works? One of the puzzles over the years have been people who are great at memorizing the truth and spotting it’s practical application for others and unable to use it themselves. Patients with the diagnoses of borderline personality […]

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Comfort Humility Love Relationships

REJOICE IN THE OTHER’S GIFTS

I remember a teacher who was asked to do a class at a seminar. The main speaker would talk then people could break up and go to smaller classes. The seminar made the mistake of asking the main guy to do an elective class and so no one showed up to the teacher’s class. He […]

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God's Nature Humility Iniquity Life Challange Relationships

BE REAL

I take a look at the world around me, starting with the tip of my own nose. That, and everything else I see will cease to exist in a blinding flash of intense heat. Considering that, what should my priorities be? 2 peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief […]

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Grace Humility Life Challange Relationships

HELPING HELPERS HELP ME

I’m a severe co-dependent, I don’t want to be a burden, so I don’t share with the ones who love me, which makes me an even bigger burden because they wonder how I am doing and feel helpless to help. Instead of not sharing I should help them help us. Of course this would take […]