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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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A Curious Paradox

Photo by A Man Called Martyn Here’s a curious paradox: Of ourselves, God requires everything, Of our righteousness, He requires nothing. Why is that? Because “our righteousness” is the very thing that keeps us from Him. ~AΩ~

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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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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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Running Away

I’d threatened many times to join the circus or go live on a raft on the Mississippi like Tom and Huck. But that wasn’t the case this time. It was some since-forgotten atrocity—homework? weekend chores? (I still hate vacuuming)—that led … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Wall

Bil was a proud man (yes, he spelled his name that way). Trust me, I know because I have an excess of pride myself. I came to know him when he played the lead role in my production of A … Continue reading

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Opinions!

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Some things never change.

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Humility

Remember, “Those who exalt themselves will be humbled.” ~Matthew 23:12

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Pride

Any ideology (religious or atheistic) that requires you to kill those who disagree with you, or even to merely hate them, is a lie. Its roots are found not in the words “You shall have no other God” (Exodus 20:13), … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 126

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Four: The Long Night (continued) Previously: Entangled in the Questing Beast’s tentacles, Gina cried out for help. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ The needles and suction retracted. But the…

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