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Why I’ll Never, Ever Pray for Humbleness Again

Here’s a great guest post from one of my favorite online writing buddies, Jamie Kocur. She’s a gifted writer, singer and musician that I met for the first time at one of Jon Acuff's Quitter events - needless to say she's good people. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ==================================== God has a sense of humor. He’s had a few laughs at my expense. Not in a mean, bully-ish kind of way, but in an “I need to teach … [Read more...]

I’m Not Who I Think I Am…

I have this embarrassing problem that I need to share. It's not halitosis, bromhidrosis or even osmosis (that last one doesn't really make sense but I was running out of "osis" words). My problem is that I tend to think that I'm something I'm not. In other words, I'm prone to pride. For example, I tend to think I'm smarter, kinder, more spiritual and funnier than I actually am [EdiTOR's note: that last example is the toughest one for me to personally believe.] It seems that I … [Read more...]

The Crippling Power of Pride

I had a conversation yesterday with a colleague from work that continues to linger with me. During our small talk, the conversation turned to the topic of our children respectively. He happens to have a 20-something son who teaches English to executives in Japan. His son also works part-time at a Japanese university where he teaches English. When I asked if his son spoke Japanese the father replied, "...not very well..." He went on to say that when his son goes to the doctor's office … [Read more...]