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Genuine hope versus 'hope so'

Disasters, tragedies, violence, political upheaval, ... it's easy to lose hope and fall into despair. Too often, the best we can say when thinking about better outcomes is "I hope ..." and we find ourselves clinging to wishful thinking. Practically applied in our lives, how does biblical hope look different than 'hope so?' Tags:  Hope, Faith, Trust, Tamasy

Humiliation or Humility

Humility doesn't have to come by way of humiliation. Criticism from others (especially public criticism) stirs up any number of emotional responses, but the conversation you have with God about it will determine whether or not you grow from it. Tags:  Humility, Humiliation, Theology of Work

A call to humility

The word ‘humility’ comes from the same root word as ‘humus’ which means ‘fertile ground.’ When a man is humble, he becomes fertile ground for God to grow stuff in … stuff like love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, goodness and self-control. Tags:  Humility, Pride, Arrogance, Campbell

Before honor is humility

"You can humble yourself, or I will do it for you." Sounds like something a bully might say, right? Actually, it's probably the experience we've all had at one point or another in life. What if it was an intentional choice on our part, though? Instead of letting our mistakes embarrass us, here are two ingredient for turning humility into honor. Tags:  Humility, Gratitude, Campbell

No buts

There are few things as attractive as genuine humility. We respect people who 'own it' when they mess up. So why, then, do we so naturally make excuses for our own mistakes? Tags:  Humility, Excuses, Smith

The marketplace cowboy

Restless curiosity. Whatever happened to that? When did we stop thinking up new questions and daring to chase down their answers? Perhaps we should be a revisit the spirit of the cowboy we used to celebrate when we were kids. Tags:  Curiosity, Boldness, Tamasy

You need more curiosity

The world is a risky place, but we don’t have to go through every open door and climb to the highest point of everything. We don’t have to pounce on everything that moves. We have minds and souls, not just animal instincts. While curiosity can be a threat to the life of a cat, for Christians it ought to be a life-enhancer. Tags:  Curiosity Piper

The faith to persevere

Perseverance means more than endurance— more than simply holding on until the end. A man's life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the man cannot see. The strength to persevere, then, comes down to trust. Tags:  Perseverance, Faith, Chambers