After having a very minor surgical procedure done today, I quite unglamorously fainted at the doctor’s office.

Having skipped breakfast (and lunch) and just grabbed a power bar as I was driving to the appointment, I didn’t realize that the lack of food would literally cause me to fall.

And yes, I was embarrassed.

And yes, I should have known better.

Because it’s a common sense thing, especially given that I know a lot about nutrition.

And then I realized that my embarrassment and my irritation at myself for doing something I should have known better about, were both PRIDE.

When reading Proverbs 8, I’m struck by how blatant God is about choosing to follow and obey Him. It’s right – it’s smart – it’s WISE. And He’s equally blatant about His attitude about our going our own way…He HATES that.


There’s not a day that goes by now where I’m not coming face-to-face with the depth and breadth of my own pride. I used to think conceit was something that would be obvious to others – but it’s much deeper than that.

Pride is also independence and disobedience.


Hoping to remain upright in future days.

If you are interested, we still have a few spots left in the E-Course for The Respect Dare book that’s starting on September 25th. You have to sign up by the 23rd, so you can get logged in, etc., but you can find out more here: http://www.GreaterImpact.org . It’s the last run for 2011.

Dare you today to ask God to reveal your pride to you within and outside of your marriage and parenting.

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Thankful to be on the journey with you,


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