Pride and family.

This has been an intense, blessed week. My younger brother and his wife welcomed their beautiful little girl to the world. My sister and her husband welcomed their third child and first boy (of our entire family) three days later. Thanking God for the gift of new life today!

“Learn of me, for I am humble.” – Jesus

Pride is an independent spirit that wants to do its own thing without having to come under authority.

Humility means freedom from pride and arrogance and having a modest estimation of one’s own worth.

You don’t think you’re better than other people if you’re humble. It doesn’t mean you think you’re less or you’re not worth as much as others. (“Humility is not thinking less of yourself – it’s thinking of your self less.” – C. S. Lewis ) But you take on a servant’s attitude. This means you don’t exalt yourself above others. A servant is never higher than his or her master.

And you don’t think that somehow you on your own got the ability to do what you’re able to do. You have to realize that anything you’re able to do is a gift from God. Amazing talent only comes from an amazing creator.

On Earth it seems that the more people see that they can do and how talented they are, the more prideful and arrogant they become. Because they see their talents and gifts as a thing apart from God. They see them as a result of their own hard work, their own endurance and their own effort.

Pride is defined as an inordinate measure of self-esteem. An unreasonable conceit of one’s own superiority, which manifests itself in lofty airs, distancing our self from others and often being contemptuous of others.

It causes insolent and rude treatment of others while it causes an isolation and lifting up of ourselves.

Two problems of pride:

1. We think we don’t need God.

2. We think we can mistreat others. 

How we treat people is a very personal issue to God. (These notes were taken from sermon here.)

Pride is deceitful.

It is sneaky.

Yesterday, I was given a beautiful gift of a message from a fellow blogger through WordPress. Thank you, Steve for your awesome testimony and writings on your blog page and for your support in this space.


When I first started writing here it was a space to write about the things I’m passionate about and for my family and friends to keep in touch through long distance separation in this modern American life in a very technological age. It has grown and I have found so much more and indeed have found a WordPress family and also some great fellowship. Through encouragement from people at church (if you’re reading this, hello!) and other believers in this space, this place has become much more sacred. So grateful for this awesome message and gift.


A message from Shaun, the creator of this award:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “WordPress Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award.” Thank you, Shaun @”


  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.
  4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.
  5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.

My Inspirations and nominees are (and I have probably mentioned them before, but they’re worth the second, third, fourth – you get the idea – visit):

1. Tell Me About It 

2. Mustard Seed Budget

3. A Devoted Life

4. kissingthedust

5. CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

6. Shift

7. Words of Balance

8. iChristian

9. Jesus, Light of the World…

10. CultFit


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Beautiful post! 🙂

Comment by Steve Rebus


Comment by simplyenjoy

I’m truly honored by your kind thoughts, thank you so very much for taking me as part of your WordPress family. 🙂

Comment by CultFit


Comment by simplyenjoy

I love this post…got a question- I noticed kissingthedust was mentioned; but by who?? thanks so much!

Comment by kissingthedust

Thank you! I wrote this one back in May and chose several blogs I follow for a WordPress Family award. I nominated you 🙂 I apologize for the confusion. Normally when you link a blog in a post that person receives a notification or “ping back.”

Comment by simplyenjoy

why, thank you!! No apologies…!!

Comment by kissingthedust

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