April 21, 2018

How Personality Tests Help Us Understand People Better

I believe personality tests have value for us, both as Christians seeking spiritual maturity and as adults seeking stronger and more unified relationships. The key is to remember that our personality results do not define us; only God's Word can do that. These tests simply get us out of our normal way of looking at things, and share another perspective that we might never consider otherwise. But we shouldn't stop at simply knowing our type! Once we have a basic understanding of what those results mean, we ought to spend time reading about the other types -- not simply to satisfy curiosity, but to learn how to relate better to other types of personalities. We need to go beyond learning the [...Read More]

Focus for 2014: Knowing God’s People

Last year, I chose gratitude as my "word for the year." Not because I wanted a "word" to define everything about the year, but because I wanted to grow in the understanding and application of gratitude. It really was more of an "attribute" for the year, instead of a general theme. I started the year by studying Psalm 103, sharing weekly posts about gratitude, and keeping a blessings book. Then life got busy and I slacked off a little... but I ended strong, with an in-depth study of Choosing Gratitude, which was perhaps the best book I read in 2013! It transformed my understanding of gratitude, and gave me practical steps to becoming a more grateful person. I think I can honestly say I [...Read More]

Five Minute Friday: Risk

For those of you unfamiliar with Lisa-Jo's Five Minute Friday, the whole idea is to "Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking." That's harder than it sounds, folks. In this perfectionist world, where the grass is always greener on the other side - it's hard to write for pure love of the words. But it's totally worth it. And so today, we're writing about...   RISK Blogging is risky stuff. It takes guts to put yourself out there, to share your deepest heart and most honest opinion with the world. It takes courage to be vulnerable, to open yourself up to criticism or - even worse - to being ignored. But we take the risk. We risk being unheard for the [...Read More]