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Ken Blanchard points out, "Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less." -PreachingNow Vol. 3:20
Ken Blanchard points out, “Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.”
"Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly bigger man
Contradiction and paradox often reside together.
Ruth Harms Calkin does a masterful job on the subject of humility in her poem: I Wonder You know, Lord, how I serve you with great emotional fervor in the limelight. You know how eagerly I speak for You at a Women's Club. You know my genuine enthusiasm at a Bible study. But how would I react, I w
Watchman Nee used to tell of a Chinese Christian who was a poor rice farmer.
Several years ago I read the story of Sammy Morris, a devoted Christian from Africa who came to America to go to school. Although his pathway to service for Christ was not easy, his difficulties never deterred him. Perhaps this was because he had learned genuine humility. One incident tha
During World War II, Winston Churchill was awarding the Victoria Cross to an Air Force sergeant who had climbed out onto the wing of his bomber with only a rope attached to his waist - while it was 13,000 feet in the air. His efforts saved both the plane and his fellow crewmembers. At the ceremony,
At the state funeral of Ronald Reagan, the story was told of the time Reagan was in the hospital, recovering from the attempt on his life. An aide entering the room was alarmed to find him on hands and knees, wiping up some water he had spilled from the sink. "Mr. President!" exclaimed the aide, "We have people for this." Reagan simply replied that he didn't want the nurses getting into trouble because of water on the bathroom floor.
Corrie Ten Boom once observed, "You just collect roses, the praise and compliments, during the day; you hold them, put them together in a bouquet, then at the end of the day, you get on your knees and say, 'Here, Father, these were yours all along. I just held them for you." (Stand Firm, Feb. 2004
Former heavyweight boxer James (Quick) Tillis is a cowboy from Oklahoma who fought out of Chicago in the early 1980s. He still remembers his first day in the Windy City after his arrival from Tulsa. "I got off the bus with two cardboard suitcases under my arms in downtown Chicago and stopped in fron
Habitat for Humanity is the well known group that organizes volunteers to build houses for the homeless. On one job site a worker was awakened at 2:00 a.m. by a noise. He went over to the almost finished house. He found one of the volunteers on his knees under the sink, laying floor tiles
In his newest book, The Eighth Habit, Stephen Covey reports that what the inventor and innovator, Buckminster Fuller wanted on his epitaph. Fuller said that his tombstone should read, “Just a trim tab.” What in the world did he mean by that? A trim tab is a small...
Leonard Bernstein, the celebrated orchestra conductor, was asked, what is the hardest instrument to play. He replied without hesitation: "Second fiddle. I can always get plenty of first violinists, but to find one who plays second violin with as much enthusiasm or second French horn or second...
Hundreds of times I have looked into the eyes of a successful person and asked, "When it is dark and you are alone, do you ever say to yourself, What will I do when they find out I'm me?" I've never failed to make a friend with the ...
Habitat for Humanity is the well-known group that organizes volunteers to build houses for the homeless. On one job site a worker was awakened at 2:00 a.m. by a noise. He went over to the almost finished house. He found one of the volunteers on his knees under the sink, laying floor tiles. The worker explained that the...
Did you see the television reports of the extraordinary act of sportsmanship at the college women’s softball game between Central Washington and Western Oregon?
The famous actor Gregory Peck once was standing in line with a friend, waiting for a table in a crowded Los Angeles restaurant. They had been waiting for some time; the diners seemed to be taking their time eating, and new tables weren't opening up very fast.
How great thou art? A dose of humility migth be good for one's health.
In an interview in the March-April 2003 issue of The Door, preacher/author Calvin Miller observed, "Michael Card and I are kind of amateur astronomers, and he's much better at it than I am. We were in his backyard one night, and he gave me a book by an astronomer that opened my eyes. When you look t