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Posts Tagged: humility

3 Truths About Humility

  God honors humility (). While we know it’s a good and necessary virtue to pursue, some folks think of it solely in terms of a quiet, passive personality. That’s inaccurate. Here are three truths to help us better understand this character quality God wishes to see in us.   Humility requires strength of character…. [ read more ]

Being Honest from the Heart

  “Who, me? I don’t have a problem with fear. Or envy. Or impure thoughts.”   “Who, me? I don’t struggle with unforgiveness. Or impatience. Or comparison.”   We might look in the mirror and think we’re doing okay, maybe even a tad bit better than the next person. But, human nature being what it… [ read more ]

5 Must-Haves For Every Spiritual Wardrobe

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothes yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. (NLT)     Yesterday I sifted through my dresser drawers and closet. Having lost 52 pounds in the past 17 months means jeans and tops now hang like sacks on me. So… [ read more ]

3 Qualities Needed to Live a Big Life  

  My husband recently prayed, “Father, I want to live a big life.” He doesn’t mean a life that makes him wealthy or draws attention to himself. Rather, he wants to make a significant impact in God’s kingdom. He wants God to trust him with tasks impossible to accomplish apart from His doing and to… [ read more ]

What an Egyptian Woman Taught Me About Servanthood

  Last week I spent a night at the Cairo airport awaiting my early morning flight to London. Minutes before catching the shuttle bus to our plane, I made a quick visit to the women’s washroom. I’ve traveled to many different countries, and I’ve visited many women’s washrooms along the way. In the poorest of… [ read more ]

Hard Questions

Marcia Lee Laycock contributes again… ****** It seemed fitting that the sky hung heavy and low. It seemed right that the wind was bitter, howling with the fierce shriek of winter around a tiny country cemetery. There was a very small hole in the ground and a very tiny casket to be put into it…. [ read more ]

Totally Committed to What?

Here’s a question for you: To what are you totally committed? Take a moment before answering; it’s an interesting exercise if you’ve never pondered this. Some women might say things such as… I’m totally committed to helping my kids get through college debt-free. I’m totally committed to losing 20 pounds before my next high school… [ read more ]

Breakfast on the Beach with Jesus

The disciples had fished all night and caught nothing. Surely they must have felt exhausted and defeated. But their discouragement didn’t last for long because – wonder of wonders – Jesus showed up and cooked breakfast on the beach for His buddies (John 21:1-13). What a glorious way to begin a new day! I love… [ read more ]

The Humble Prince

The Scriptures tell us a lot about King Saul and his reign. They tell us even more about David and his journey from the pasture to the palace. Squeezed between the two we find another character – Jonathan. Prince Jonathan, to be exact. He was Saul’s son, the rightful heir to the throne. But because… [ read more ]

Staggered by God's Power

When was the last time you were staggered by God’s power? In Psalm 59, David recalls a time when Saul sent soldiers to his house to kill him. He asked God not to kill his enemies on his behalf, but to stagger them with His power and bring them to their knees. What a prayer!… [ read more ]