humility and honor


Our first President, George Washington, made this proclamation in 1789:

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”


where have all the good men gone?

who united to fight against tyranny

who defended their homes and families

who respected God’s ordered civility

where have all the good men gone?


where have all the good women gone?

who united to speak against slavery

who provided for needs of their families

who prayed on their knees in humility

where have all the good women gone?


where have all the good children gone?

who united to honor friends’ loyalty

who contributed help to their families

who obeyed their parents’ authority

where have all the good children gone?



If you know someone of good character, let them know you appreciate them!




humility embodied

“If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”    -Mother Teresa


i.   Humility:

not thinking less

of yourself; but

of yourself less.

(C.S. Lewis)

ii.  From humility

flow virtues of




and respect.

Thoughts on humility distilled into tenWord poetic verses…