404 Pride | Tony J. Alicea

The Dangers Of Not Asking For Help

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those that never ask for help and those that always ask for help. How’s that for a generalization? Honestly though, that’s how I perceive it. If you haven’t guessed, I fall on the side of never asking for help. And it’s making me miserable.

Confident Humility

Pride and humility are more closely linked than one would imagine. Some would say the two are in direct opposition. I say they are the same thing, just with different sources. In James 4:6, it says that “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Many will look at a confident person and consider […]

4 Words That Changed My Life

I don’t always respond well to criticism. When I make a mistake, my pride tends to get in the way. Even when I know I’m wrong, it’s hard for me to accept it without justifying my actions. But there are four words that will transform my pride to humility every time. “You’re better than that”

The Pride of Perfection

I am a recovering perfectionist. It is a condition that sounds impressive on the surface. However when you get to the root of the issue, it’s more of a disappointment. I’ve given up on things because they weren’t perfect more times than I can count. I almost didn’t even launch this blog because my first […]

It’s Better To Live And To Receive

I hate being stuck in the middle seat on an airplane. I’m also a procrastinator, so when I had the opportunity to call the airline 3 weeks before my flight to change my seat, I kept telling myself I would do it tomorrow. I completely forgot about it and I found myself wedged between a […]

Too Humble Is Half Proud

Today my friend Jason Stasyszen is featured on the blog. I met Jason soon after I started blogging last year. He’s one of the coolest guys I know. We definitely are kindred spirits when it comes to heart issues and ministry. I’m happy to have him featured today. He crushed this post. So without further […]

Rob Me Of Me

As we wind down the guest post extravaganza (I really like saying that word) we end with my friend Michael Perkins. I honestly just love this guy. He is the real deal. Just an authentic and down to earth kind of guy. He is crazy talented and creative. He has a heart for the broken […]

The Power of Encouragement

Encouragement is not a subject that we dive into very deeply on a regular basis. Sure we all believe it is important but do we really understand its value?

A Road Rage Confession

Let me paint a picture for you. You wake up refreshed after a great night of sleep. You open your Bible and get in the Word. You spend some time praying and you feel great. Reading through a great book, you highlight some excerpts that you decide that you will put in a blog post and add your own insights.