How to Avoid Being Poor in Spirit

  “The poor in spirit . . . have made peace with their flawed existence.” I remember reading this quote from Brennan Manning when I was barely out of college. I felt uncomfortable. Poor in spirit? Doesn’t sound fun. Flawed existence? Eesh. But he spent a lot of time talking about being poor in...

“Poor Me”?

    Trials are inevitable, Jesus warned us. “In this world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33). We feel the burdens and struggles of this life, but as a friend challenged me to remember: when we are tempted to say, “Poor me,” instead say, “Pour me, Lord!” Rather than giving way to self-pity, let...