Four Symptoms of Pride

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A few months ago (on two separate occasions), I was stunned when God revealed that I was being prideful. Pride is one of those sneaky sins that’s usually the root of a deeper issue (i.e. some people may act as if they’re superior to others but truly feel inadequate on the inside because of how others treated them in the past). I knew I was struggling with some things but never thought I was prideful. I used to think that pride was related to being arrogant but after doing some research via online searches and books, it turns out that the following behaviors are prideful:

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Can God Really Help Me With THAT?

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I spent this weekend trying to figure out how I could install an operating system on my Macbook. I had initially installed El Capitan in May after using Snow Leopard for a while but erased El Capitan from my hard drive because I wasn’t satisfied with its performance (plus I thought it caused my CD/DVD drive to stop working but the drive probably died; after all, I’ve had this computer since 2011); also, I’d read negative reviews about El Capitan and thought, “Oh no, I don’t wanna deal with that.”

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The Effects of Not Having Your Dad in Your Life

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I wish I was able to celebrate Father’s Day.

My dad was never in my life. When my mom was married to him and pregnant with me, he denied that he was my father. When I was a young child, he called occasionally, and my mother didn’t want to be bothered with him since he didn’t want to have anything to do with me. I wasn’t upset about his absence because I thought the way he treated my mom was despicable.

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How I Start My Mornings

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When I lost my full-time job a couple of years ago, I got two part-time jobs to maintain my income. My day job is on the northwest side of Chicago and my evening job is on the south side. I was always tired and I dreaded getting up at 4am so I could be out the door at 6am in order to deal with my long commute four days a week. When I came home in the afternoon, I would take a nap or run errands and work the evening shift at my second job. I was frustrated and angry because I felt that I wasn’t making enough money and despite several places I’d applied to, I still hadn’t found a full-time job yet.

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