Tag Archives: humility

Humility Sets Us Free

Photo by Mystic Art Design Thought for the Week It’s common to hear statements to the effect that pride frees us to become our true selves. But this is false pride. Instead, we must reverse the formula. For it’s humility that … Continue reading

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How to Be a Parent

Source: piximus.net “Before I got married, I had six theories about raising children. Now, I have six children and no theories.” ~John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (mid-1600s) Thought for the Week How to Be a Parent? The answer is … Continue reading

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My Recipe for Humble Pie

Image credit: behance.net Thought for the Week One of my most important life experiences was also one of the most educational. And by “educational” I mean painfully humbling. Healing River was my first feature film as a writer-director. I thought I … Continue reading

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Humility vs. Self-Absorption

Photo by Mariel Reiser Thought for the Week According to a recent study, only about 50% of men over age seventy are still sexually active. But when surveyed, nearly 100% of them say they are. Apparently, it’s not diamonds, or … Continue reading

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Humility Keeps Us Real

Photo by Kyle Johnson (unsplash.com) Thought for the Week I’m always surprised by the number of attractive, scantily-clad young women who want to be my friends on Facebook—clearly due to my sparkling personality and rugged good looks. Then I see … Continue reading

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Slow-Growing Beauty

Thought for the Week I took this photo of magnolia buds on a recent walk. It may be the only time I’ve ever snapped a shot of tree buds. In fact, I rarely even notice them. Instead, early each spring … Continue reading

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Own Your Errors

Thought for the Week “Admit your mistakes,” is hardly the motto of our current culture. If anything, it’s the opposite. Being exposed for having ever been anything other than what one claims to be can mark the end of a … Continue reading

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Opinions!

I dislike you for the same reason I dislike Former Me & Future Me–because they disagree with Current Me! “My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right!” ~Ashleigh Brilliant    “Do not be angry that you … Continue reading

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Live with Honor

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”  ~Socrates        “Therefore…clothe yourselves with hearts of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”    ~Colossians 3:12 “For we make a … Continue reading

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Mixed Motives

If it weren’t for mixed motives I’d have no motives at all. I’m an idealist. I want (earnest cliché alert) to make the world a better place. But I’m also a hopeless egoist, and no matter what I do I can … Continue reading

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