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We Wanted to Be Like God

We Wanted to Be Like God

“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God…”Genesis 3:5 Like many of my white brothers and sisters in recent weeks, I want to be part of healing racial pain in our country. And similarly to many of my white sisters and...

Selah

Selah

Humans have always tried to organize time into categories in order to better understand their experience. There is the Ancient period, the Middle Ages, and the Modern era. We sort information in order to manage an overwhelming topic—the history of the humankind....

The Rush to Return

The Rush to Return

Do you have that music phase that makes you shake your head?  It's the one where you shrug to yourself and confess, “No idea what happened there." Country music was that phase for me.  One song has stayed with me, though: Alabama’s “I’m in a Hurry”....

Enneagram 5: Let’s Not Be Too Hasty Here

Enneagram 5: Let’s Not Be Too Hasty Here

Healthy Enneagram 5: Patiently waiting for a future that others anxiously await or look to others to bring about, a healthy 5 can confidently stay grounded in dispassionate facts that give themselves and others a sense of confidence. The healthy 5 will know when it's...

Enneagram 3: We Need a Good Dose of Inaction

Enneagram 3: We Need a Good Dose of Inaction

Healthy Enneagram 3: Healthy Type 3's are hard workers whose strength we can rely on. They see a future we can't, and it's often optimistic. They can get more done in a short period of time than most other types while balancing their work life and their rest. Their...

Enneagram 2:  We All Need a Little Help

Enneagram 2: We All Need a Little Help

Enneagram 2 Under Stress Healthy Enneagram 2: Healthy Enneagram Type 2's can name their own needs. They give freely of their love in whatever form the other person best receives it. They create a sense of safety where deep relationships form best. Unhealthy Enneagram...

Enneagram 1: The Imperfections of COVID-19

Enneagram 1: The Imperfections of COVID-19

Enneagram 1's Under Stress Healthy Enneagram 1: A healthy 1 continually looks for ways to improve self and encourage others to improve. A healthy 1 takes ideas and organizes them thoroughly into actionable steps. Every 1 has the "inner critic," but when healthy, 1s...

Enneagram 9:  Making Peace with COVID-19

Enneagram 9: Making Peace with COVID-19

Enneagram 9's Under Stress Healthy Enneagram 9: Healthy 9's are some of the better mediators around. They are able to see the complexities of their surroundings. They are flexible, which may appear to aggressive Enneagram numbers as being indecisive. Rather, healthy...