Archives For Humility

The Best Part of ChristmasMy favorite part of Christmas is the humility that Jesus showed when he simply came to earth.  The God of the universe humbly became a cry, whining, baby.  How insane is that?  I love that he wasn’t born in a castle, or a palace, or a mansion.  Any of those things would have been insanely humbling for the God who created everything.  Yet he wasn’t born into the lifestyles of the rich and famous, but rather a dirty manger.  Jesus could have been heralded by trumpets, or celebrations, or national holidays, or any other elaborate party.  But he was born in a backwater town, with only his unwed mother, and soon to be step-dad and a few mangy shepherds gathering around to watch.  He could have messengers proclaiming his birth in every town across the Roman Empire, yet it was just a star that guided the magi.  Continue Reading…

Embracing ObscurityIn a world searching for fame very few people seek anonymity.  We want our blogs to have the most readers, we want Twitter accounts with the most followers, we want other famous people to know who we are.  Whether it’s superstar athletes, actors, musicians, or pastors all of us have our niche, and all of us want others in our niche to know us.

Last year I went to a blogger’s meetup where someone knew me from this blog.  For a while I put a ton of stock into that.  It felt like it was a payment for all my hard work, all the hours of writing.  But then I listened to a workshop by some Christian writers that cut to the quick of my problem. Continue Reading…