Charles Swindoll Quote

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To be humble in heart . . . is to be submissive to the core.  It involves being more interested in serving the needs of others than in having one’s own needs met.

From Philippians 2:3-4:  “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.  Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”

Charles Stanley Quote

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When Jesus asks His followers to be like salt, He is reminding us that we are valuable and necessary in bringing out the best–in one another as well as the world–through ordinary acts of service, mercy, love, and humility.

From Mark 9:49-50:  “For everyone will be salted with fire.  Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it?  Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Albert Einstein Quote

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I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.

From Matthew 18:4-5:  “Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”

Barbara Bush Quote

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Some people give time, some give money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life’s blood.  But everyone has something to give.

From Matthew 23:11-12:  “The greatest among you will be your servant.  All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Life Well Lived

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Seasoned with many years

This ancient man delights

Very little he fears

Life tastes humble highlights


Living alone these days

Outliving many friends

Memories still ablaze

Through color-filled zoom lens


Nearly century old

Blessed career long gone

Bride’s love never grows cold

Still waking up at dawn


Sits at kitchen table

Daily Bible reading

Praying through God’s cable

Lord’s “Bread of Life” feeding


Walking at nearby park

Bench invites him to sit

Lifetime’s blossoming spark

Dreaming shall never quit


Parked at life’s interchange

Lifetime’s poetry writes

Witnessing time’s changes

Faith and love holding tight 


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Charles Swindoll Quote

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There is no quality more godlike than humility.  Nothing is more admirable, more godlike than being willing to live out true humility . . . without calling attention to it.

From Proverbs 28:25:  “An arrogant man stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the Lord will prosper.”

Thomas a Kempis Quote

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If you desire to profit, read with humility, simplicity, and faithfulness.

From Isaiah 50:4-5:  “The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.  Morning by morning He wakens–wakens my ear to listen to those who are taught.  The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward.”

Jonathan Edwards Quote

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Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil’s reach as humility.

From Philippians 2:3:  “Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.”

Humbling Moments

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A football team clings to a slim lead with only few seconds to go

Allowing a “Hail Mary” touchdown pass is quite a humbling blow

A traffic reporter drives to work with a great deal of haste

Running into a gigantic traffic jam seals her humbling fate

A coach’s conduct melts down along the sideline of a big game

Watching the other team score, humbles and brings him shame

A harsh winter storm drops the temperature below freezing

Humbled by an empty woodpile and no fire, starts the sneezing

A driver stands humbled as he frets about his emptiness of fuel

Waving at his stalled car, an old man drives quickly past his view

The #1 basketball team tries to hang on with a narrow win

Swishing a 3-point goal, their hopes are humbled and grow dim

An experienced bow hunter has a large bull elk in his sights

Seeing his arrow miss, leaves him humbled and in a fright

On the final hole, a golfer lines up her short putt to finish first

Missing it, humbles her and means less money to put in her purse

A lovely bride removes and sets aside her new wedding ring

Knocking it down the shower’s drain, will humble and sting

A basketball player drives to the hoop to make a winning shot

Falling to the floor, a sprained ankle humbles him and hurts a lot

A delicious, roasting turkey should soon be about done

Forgetting to turn on the oven, humbles one with no fun

A downcast writer sits at a keyboard powerless to write today

Unable to find his thoughts, humbles him with nothing to say

A democracy’s leader utters falsehoods and continues to deceive

Hiding from consequences that will soon humble him to believe