Monday, May 19, 2014

Practicing Humility

Lunch Reading: May 18 - 24, 2014

I came across Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue by David J. Bobb last year when it first released.  I thought it was an interesting title because from Biblical perspective God favors those who are genuinely humble. I was interested to read this book's take on the characteristic, which is really more of a way of life than a trait.  Thus far, its an excellent analysis of how early American leaders George Washington, James Madison, Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglas valued humility and the change they were able to bring about in our country by practicing it.   Interestingly, today's culture practically endorses pride and self-promotion.  I'm pretty guilty of buying into it in some respects as I tend to worry too much about Twitter followers and the like.  But I wonder where are those humble leaders that can bring about the change that many of us are desperate for?  Hopefully, they'll be able to break through the noise and help restore our faith and respect in our political and social institutions...

In My Spare Time
#ChildrenoftheDay - This is a amazing study on 1 and 2 Thessalonians.  Beth Moore really goes deep in this one.  Paul's letters are inspiring and so relevant to the issues that many of us are struggling with today. Check out Lifeway Women All Access for great excerpts and video clips from the study.

Believing God: Day by Day - A great year-long, daily devotional that is modeled after the book, Believing God.  Great daily reminders regarding the importance of "active faith" in our daily walk.

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