March 10, 2017
What ever happened to humility? In the past century it has been replaced with the “looking out for number 1” mentality. Americans have become so self-centered, so self-absorbed that they rarely see beyond their own needs. In this podcast Tony discusses having a quiet ego.
Scripture: “..With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.” –Ephesians 4:2-3
“When pride comes, disgrace comes; but with the humble is wisdom.” –Proverbs 11:2
“Humble yourself the more, the greater you are and you will find mercy in the sight of God.” –Sirah 3:18
Quote: “Humility, the highest virtue, mother of them all.”–Alfred Lord Tennyson
Reflections: What can you to quiet your ego? How can we be helpful to others and still maintain a healthy ego? What can we do to remain humble?
March 2, 2017
Everyone at some time in our lives will face bitterness. The death of a loved one, a divorce, sickness, job loss, or a betrayal can rock your very being and send you into a pit of bitterness, self-pity and defeat. In this podcast, Tony discusses getting bitter or getting better.
Quote: “You either get bitter or better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.” —Josh Shipp
Scripture: “Hatred stirs up disputes, but love covers all offenses.” —Proverbs 10:12
Reflections: What steps do you take to shed bitterness and get better emotionally? Have you been going through life bitter and angry? Have events of the past clouded your hope for a bright future? Do you find it difficult to even get up in the morning?