Everyone who exalts himself

    “But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who...

A dose of reality

   What is there that can be said about the first week of my first year of teaching? What words can express my life over the course of this week? I’m not sure if I know. When I started the week, I had so many hopes and expectations for how the classroom would...

Far better to give

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”Acts 20:35     Every once in awhile I take a step back and ask myself, “What the heck are you doing here?” What am I doing? I am working a thankless job in the middle of the worst part of a city that...

He humbled himself

“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourself. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. “Have this mind in you which is yours in Christ Jesus, who though he...