December 31, 2017

Reading Philippians 2:1-11 (NRSV) “I win!” My six-year-old grandson gleefully announces his victory when he beats me in whatever game we are playing. “I win!” I try to model losing gracefully. After all, none of us wins all the time. And we don’t want my grandson to avoid competing when he might lose. Humility is … Continue reading December 31, 2017

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April 3, 2016

Reading Philippians 3:12-16 (NRSV) Anyone who has been a teacher, parent, or mentor knows that the learner rarely does it perfectly the first time. And if the first time is perfect, mistakes can still creep in during succeeding trials. What helps the learner to perform more perfectly? Even more important, what helps the learner keep … Continue reading April 3, 2016