Monthly Archives: July 2013

Love is Unselfish

My upbringing was very simple.   We were very common people.  Our clothing was simple…our house was simple…our car was simple.    I never thought anything about it until I got older and had my own family about the simplicity of my … Continue reading

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How to Cultivate Consideration

The best way a person can learn propriety and manners is within the home.    When parents model consideration, children see what it looks like in a practical way.    It’s trite, but true: actions speak louder than words.   Sometimes our actions … Continue reading

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Love isn’t Rude

Before Paula and I were married we were talking about where to go on our honeymoon.   I was surprised where she wanted to go – Disney Word.   It sounded good to me and that’s where we went and had a … Continue reading

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The Relationship between Pride and Knowledge

One of the greatest hindrances to humility is knowledge.   I am certainly not opposed to education, nor is God, but education without the fear of the Lord only teaches a person to sin more creatively. There is an interesting text … Continue reading

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Broken Over Pride

It is a humbling thing to own up to failure and sin.    Pride resists admitting to wrong-doing.   It defends and excuses it.    When I act from my pride I not only do not love my family or those around me, … Continue reading

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The Difficulty of Dealing with Pride

Pride is so insidious that we don’t even know when we are infected by it.   We can defend and absolve ourselves, but if the symptoms of pride are evident (see previous post) then so is the root.  And the root … Continue reading

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Being Aware of the Presence of Pride

Pride is present in all of us.   It is part of our corrupt nature and the root of all our sin.   This is why love is more than learning “people skill” techniques.   Often these are just means to get your … Continue reading

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