Two of my favorite virtues are love and humility. They are two of the qualities in a person I respect most. But it wasn’t until I heard this phrase from a mentor that my perspective was completely shifted: Love gives. Humility receives. Love I’ve always thought of love as being something that happens to two [...]
I’ve been labeled a lot of things in my life. Some good. Some not so good. Some by others. Some by myself. And you know what? All of them fall short of describing me. I understand why people use labels. It’s an easy way to compartmentalize complexity. Multifaceted subjects take effort to fully understand. Labels [...]
Have you ever tried to introduce someone really, really great to your friends? It seems like words can’t really do you justice. You try to give a quick bio or tell them something funny or frame the introduction impressively. Anything so they are ready to receive this new blessing of acquaintance with the proper reverence. [...]
Humility is not self-deprecation Humility is not deflecting compliments Humility is not about me ++++++++++ Humility is esteeming others Humility is confidence in something greater Humility is about everyone else ++++++++++ What would you add to the list? How can we cultivate humility in our lives?
There are very few people who will admit that they don’t need rules in their life. Sure, there are a lot of people who don’t like rules. But ultimately, people value rules over anarchy. But what if there was something better than rules? Boundaries are a way of providing the benefits of rules without the [...]
I’ve never been rebellious in my life. I’ve never been the one to question the status quo. I like rules. Obedience always came naturally to me. But as I mature in my faith, I’m seeing that God isn’t interested in us blindly following rules. So I started asking some dangerous questions: What if we could [...]
What if you didn’t have to work hard for recognition? What if you never had to prove yourself? What if you were accepted before you ever lifted up a single finger? These are all completely counter-cultural questions. Voices from every angle tell you that your value only comes from what you can give to people. [...]