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Spiritual Narcissism — Caris Ministries | Jeremy Caris

Although narcissism is a broad subject, it is marked by an exaggerated self-importance and perceived superiority, abnormal levels of selfishness and entitlement, and extreme self-centeredness. Generally speaking, a narcissist is a person who thinks too highly of themselves and continuously feeds on the egotistic admiration from others, typically rooted in unresolved and exaggerated…(Read More)

Personal Update: Texas or Tennessee? — Jeremy Caris

We’ve been asked so many times if we are in Texas or Tennessee that I felt it was time to send out a public update. Long story short, we’re still in Tennessee. We did everything we could to sell our home and move to Texas, but in the end the Lord put that…(Read More)

Your Gift Does Not Define You — Jeremy Caris

Your gift will make room for you, but you are not defined by what you can do. Your talents and abilities will open doors of opportunity but they do not equal your worth. Others will label you and categorize you based on all of those things, but you must never limit yourself to their perspective…(Read More)

We should always learn from others and value their experience, wisdom, insight, and guidance. But ultimately we need the whole counsel of God. But, what does that mean? What does that look like? …I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. Acts 20:27 (ESV) The Partial Counsel of God…(Read More)

“So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater…(Read More)

If you’re called as a prophet, you need godly counsel and wise influence. Just like anyone else, you need to learn from the learned. You need fathers and mothers in the faith who have gone before you. You need relationships with people who will keep you grounded and accountable for what you say and…(Read More)

Impart Greatness — Jeremy Caris

Jesus said we will do greater things than he did. Not only does he freely give out of his own fullness, he actually seeks out those who are totally committed to him. He searches for those into whom he may impart greatness. At the end of my life, I will have succeeded if what I…(Read More)

A few nights ago I was sitting on the couch after dinner—an amazing dinner I might add. My husband made it. Here is what was on the menu: homemade crab dip (it was out of this world), roast chicken, fresh-baked bread, and garlic knots with homemade red sauce. So needless to say, after…(Read More)

Controlling Leadership vs Empowering Leadership - Jeremy Caris

Controlling Leadership Empowering Leadership  Emphasizes systems and details above relationships  Values relationships and real life above requirements Drives away people who are truly gifted, called, and/or anointed by God for leadership  Identifies, equips, and releases people who are truly gifted, called, and/or anointed by God for leadership Defines, limits, and uses people based…(Read More)

True Blue Prophets - Jeremy Caris

I have recently been pondering the idea that most of us today would not recognize John the Baptist as a prophet if Jesus had not declared him to be the greatest prophet of the old covenant. But John was indeed a true-blue prophet; meaning he was not only steadfastly loyal to God and to…(Read More)