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Enjoy some blog posts written by our members about a variety of topics.

  • Our church has been rather obsessed with the enneagram lately (thanks Kalle). I just got back from the women’s retreat, and a lot of it incorporated the enneagram as a way to understand each other. It also helps us to understand how different people relate to God. Of course, there is a range within each enneagram number, and each individual has a unique makeup of each number, but there are some general truths that can apply to each number. Since Bobby wrote about his “twoness”, I thought I would write about my “fourness”.


  • “What Jericho roads do you walk, but choose not to repave?” 

     

    It was a piercing question, no doubt. But the beauty of it is that it makes you stop and think. It demands a response. It may even result in a next step.


  • I’m not sure if you’re aware, but there is a personality test called the enneagram. It is a personality test and is unique in a couple of ways: it quantifies your personality into a number and it tells you how you relate to yourself and other people. The numbers range from 1-9; however, I’m going to focus on number 2. Where the enneagram is concerned, twos are “The Helper” and  yours truly is an enneagram 2. To give you a general concept of enneagram 2, here is an excerpt of the description:


  • About this time last year, Shawn shared a simple practice that he uses to remind himself over the course of a week or month to pray for or check in on people with whom he wants to be intentional. He simply sets a reminder on his phone to recur every few days or weeks, and is therefore periodically reminded of that person and their prayer request, and is pushed to pray for them. He challenged us to adopt this same practice if there was something that we need to be reminded about...


  • Like me as a parent, the world certainly wants us to stay asleep in our beds instead of taking full advantage of our freedom. The world definitely does not want me to awaken others to the freedom that can be found in Christ...