humility Tag Archive

Of Butter and War, Oil and Swords.

His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords. Psalm 55:21 (NIV) I’m not a violent person.  Disclaimer: if my stash of Peanut M&Ms goes missing I am known to get downright testy. But not violent.  I’ve never considered taking […]

I Stand With This Tax Collector.

Jesus told this parable: The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men — robbers, evildoers, adulterers — or even like this tax collector… But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and […]

Yes, Those Feet, Too.

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”   John 13:14-15 My week-long trip to Nicaragua (http://maryfelkins.com/blog/never-ending-plastic-bowls/) to serve with The Hope Project (www.thehopeprojectinternational.org) at the end of April had our […]

The Art of Divorce.

Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men I would not be a servant of God. Galatians 1:10 In general terms, divorce means a total separation; disunion. I’d been wrestling with niggling guilt about an […]

Insult Not Thy Creator.

The way we continually talk about our own inability is an insult to the Creator. O. Chambers. Now here was a different angle. What I’d once considered a humble attitude and drew people toward God, actually slapped the Creator in the face. He’s mighty glad for what He made. The Potter is pleased. God saw […]