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Love is not PROUD.

Davis, proud of his organized collection of stuff

It is hard to not be prideful of success and accomplishments. Pride can easily overstep its welcome in my life. I will even seek compliments when I think that I have done a good job. I often feel defeated when I don’t receive affirmation when I think I did a good job. It’s a constant battle. I’ve heard it said before that the greatest enemy of success in our future, is the success we are experiencing right now.

My favorite verse in scripture attacks pride and promotes humility. John 3:30 points out that Jesus is always greater. In order to attack pride, I want to make much of Jesus.

Brag on Him

I’ve discovered that it is hard to learn when I think I have it all figured out. When I admit that I don’t have it all figured out, I tend to learn bigger lessons. And that is a whole lot better than learning a hard lesson after a fall from pride.

Loving this statement that I read today: “Don’t let your pride keep you from learning from people who are smarter than you.” – Perry Noble

I want to surround myself with people who are smarter than me. ⚓️

This is from a series of posts I made on Facebook during the summer of 2016.

 

Love is PATIENT.

There are times when I feel that I am a very patient person.

Then there are times when my patience flies out the window. The mess that my Davis and Jilly make is often a place where I lose patience. The clean up process is always a struggle and I become frustrated. Today I was reminded that for four years I prayed for one of these mess makers. I’ve been blessed with two. And before I know it these days will soon be gone. We can find blessings in our messes.

I was challenged with this thought today:

“Embrace the responsibilities in front of you right now instead of wishing you had something better or different.”

 

This is from a series of posts I made on Facebook during the summer of 2016.

 

 

My son Davis just had his first birthday. This first year of his life has truly been amazing. More on this later.

My wife out did herself with the planning of his special day. The whole party was themed “The Ultimate Davis-a-Day.”

For the first year of his life, I took a photo of Davis. Everyday. And posted each photo to Instagram and Facebook. I collected many of our favorite photos from the year and made a video: