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Some great reading I found today.

Dr. James Dobson won a big lawsuit against ObamaCare. Read more here.

“People are always saying it’s the other person’s fault, the other one who needs to change. That is why I believe no amount of counseling will have an impact until God’s people resolve something. We all have to make this our sincere, daily prayer: ‘O God, change me.’ We spend far too much time praying, ‘God, change my circumstances; change my coworkers; change my family situation; change the conditions in my life.’ Yet we seldom pray this most important prayer: ‘Change me, Lord. The real trouble isn’t my spouse, my sibling, my friend. I’m the one who stands in need of prayer.’” —David Wilkerson

[VIDEO] Margaret Sanger of Planned Parenthood on film saying women should stop having babies.

[INFOGRAPHIC] How creative people in history used their time.

6 Quotes From Profound Thinkers From “Humility”

HumilityI thoroughly enjoyed Dr. David Bobb’s book Humility (you can read my full book review by clicking here). The book was partially a challenge for us to cultivate this virtue in our individual lives and in the fabric of our nation. These are some noteworthy quotes from some noteworthy thinkers that Dr. Bobb referenced.

“This way is first humility, second humility, third humility … if humility does not precede and accompany and follow every good work we do, and if it is not set before us to look upon, and beside us to lean upon, and behind us to fence us in, pride will wrest from our hand any good deed we do while we are in the very act of taking pleasure in it.” —Augustine 

“But devout humility makes the mind subject to what is superior. Nothing is superior to God; and that is why humility exalts the mind by making it subject to God.” —Augustine

“Real wisdom is never pretending to seem to know what one does not know.” —Plato

“The Christian virtues are not natural and reasonable virtues of a golden mean but radical virtues of grace.” —Karl Löwith

“Nothing more certainly makes a man ridiculous than an over-forwardness to display his excellencies.” —John Witherspoon

“Smoke has no weight.” —Augustine

Impertinent Poems (book review)

Impertinent PoemsImpertinent Poems is a lovely collection of poetry from Edmund Vance Cooke. In case you left your dictionary at home, “impertinent” implies someone is a bit brash and out of line, so you might almost think that these poems are a bit cheeky.

And they are. Sort of.

Cooke does poke and prod his readers to take a good, long, honest look in the mirror in a way that’s almost too pointed. But then you realize that his finger is pointed squarely at his own reflection in the mirror, and we are almost listening in as he talks to himself.

Some of the poems are fun, some make you laugh, some seem a bit out of date (remember: these poems were written nearly 100 years ago), but all of them will make you think. And that is the beauty of well-written poetry.

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