Pride, Humility, Love and Wisdom (Revised)

This is another poem that I wrote based on a quote from my friend Eyob.  I saw that it was picking up some traffic and decided to revisit it.

A Smile For Your Day From Alan Alda

Hell’s Concubine

Ego – Wednesday’s Hay(na)ku

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is something

to let go

Teresa Marie  1/11/12 ©

This Day’s Thought From Thursday and Friday


This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

Humility is the altar upon which God wishes us to offer him sacrifices.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

This Day's Verse

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

John 20:29
The New International Version 

This Day's Smile

A violin-maker in the old days always chose the wood for his violins from the north side of the trees; it was the side upon which the wind and the storms had beaten.  So he said when he heard the groaning of the trees in the forest at night he didn’t feel sorry for them, for they were just learning to be violins.




This Day's Thought

Prayer Requests

Kindness is just the word for [certain] small acts.  Kindness is love flowing out in little gentlenesses.  We ought to carry our lives so that they will be perpetual benedictions wherever we go.  All we need for such a ministry is a heart full of love for Christ; for if we truly love Christ we shall also love our fellow men, and love will always find ways of helping.  A heart filled with gentleness cannot be miserly of its benedictions.

James R. Miller

This Day's Verse

The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Psalm 145:8
The English Standard Version

Playing The Game

As with anything in life
how you play the game

Shows something of your character
for everything is the same

Through each and every day
it is how you live

That will then a reputation
to each of us give

But of a man’s character 
it is the truest test

At the time he loses
that will tell us best

For if it he does
with humility and grace

Then is your trust
safe in him to place!

Teresa Marie   9/2/11



Pride, Humility, Love and Wisdom

“Pride divides.  Humility heals.  Love connects.  Wisdom sustains.”   Eyob Kassa

Are you filled with pride?
It will always bring divide.

Don’t you see you’ve lost
and know not the cost?

Humility’s what heals
the soul that pride steals.

Rather than take a bow
deflects all praise somehow.

While love connects us all
that in pride we don’t fall.

Declares the Truth out loud
to those who would be proud.

With it’s wisdom that sustains
giving the Life it contains.

Pointing them to the Light
Who gives all power and might!

Pride, humility, love and wisdom
to whoever calls will come.

Just be careful of which one
ruled your life when it’s done.

Teresa Marie   4/12/11 – 6/25/12 ©