• Christian Living

    Sneak Peek: A Look Into My Journal (05/01/2017)

    Here’s another look inside my journal… so you can learn what I’m learning, alongside me! Lord, my problem isn’t trusting You that you CAN do things — I believe You are fully capable. My problem is that I always have a hard time believing in Your WILLINGNESS to help me, or to do anything for me. I guess it’s because I view You as a parent… with human parents, I’ve been taught that I will be “rewarded” for doing things correctly; for obeying. And while -yes- You bless my obedience… it’s what that obedience CONSISTS of that is different, right? Instead of me striving to earn “rewards” by doing things…

  • Christian Living,  Leveling Up

    Lessons From a Sea Sponge

    I’ve always referred to myself as a “sponge” when it comes to learning things. Reason being, I tend to soak up a lot of information on an almost constant basis. I love to learn! In fact, while researching some things for this post, I also learned some things about sponges that I didn’t know before! For example: Once cut, a sea sponge will re-grow within a few years, often to become bigger & healthier than it was originally. Sea sponges have a life span of a few months to 20+ years. Even the tiniest fragments of the original sponge can be used to regenerate & grow new sponges. Sea Sponges…

  • Identity, Values, & Worth

    BOOK REVIEW: “The Renaissance Soul” by Margaret Lobenstine

    This was a re-read for me, but it’s one of my favorite books. And, since I was in a slump — and, since this book was calling to me, loudly, from my bookshelf — I had to give it another go. And, sure enough, it did the trick. I first read this book back in late 2010, and it really got me excited. I shared it with my sister, and she, too, got really excited about the book — after purchasing a copy and reading it. Margaret writes about people who fit the following profile: prefer variety over repetition illogical and seemingly chaotic don’t like to stick to schedules &…

  • Identity, Values, & Worth

    How Personality Quizzes Set Me Free

    I love personality quizzes! Mind you, I’ve always been very self-reflective, and I love psychology (knowing what makes people do what they do). Either way, I honestly believe that knowing my personality type has brought me freedom. Let me show you how…   A LITTLE HISTORY I started learning about personality types back in 1997. Florence Littauer’s books were the first to introduce me to these, and from there, I have taken several others. THE RENAISSANCE SOUL Margaret Lobenstine has a book called “The Renaissance Soul“, and it describes me perfectly! When I found this book, I immediately recommended it to my sister, and she, too, feels that it perfectly…