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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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December 11, 2012 - Humility Brings Healing

By Dave Kidd

We were doing "God's Work." We were serving others. Robin and I were taking dinner to a couple who had just brought home their firstborn child. The drive to their home took about 55 minutes from our house. The trip was unremarkable until that one intersection.

It was not only an intersection of roads; it was an intersection for Robin and me. Knowing I needed to go straight through, I believed I saw a sign indicating my current lane was for cars to go straight or to turn right.

"This lane is a right turn only," Robin cautioned.

"It's a straight and a right turn," I snapped back.

My grip tightened on the wheel and my jaw clenched. Everything within me wanted to argue my belief that I was right.

"I'll just back up and show her the sign!" I thought to myself. A glance in the mirror indicated such a maneuver would be impossible.

Pride is like that. It can take a wonderful evening together and separate a husband and wife's hearts in a nanosecond. Pride is a killer to a marriage.

Our desire to be right sometimes overrides our ability to follow Scripture's commands.

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love" (Ephesians 4:2, NIV).

I changed lanes and went through the intersection. Robin and I also went through the intersection of pride and love and, although not immediately, we each chose love. We're still working on our marriage.

Do not let pride hinder and destroy your marriage or any other relationship. Recognize pride when it rears its ugly head, confess it to the Lord, and let humility bring healing to you and your loved ones.

-- Dave Kidd is lead pastor at True North Church (AG) in Minerva, Ohio.

 

 

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