Hard Lessons Whispered to a Hard Head

God keeps circling me back to the topic of submission over and over and over again.  Maybe it’s because my INTJ self (sometimes known as the “architect” personality type) has a hard time with authority.  Being among the rarest personalities, and even rarer for a woman (only 0.8% of the population), it can feel a bit lonely…

Faithful Beyond Words

God has seemed rather silent this week in my quiet times.  It’s like that sometimes, isn’t it?  And sometimes I’m content to plod along with Him in a quiet camaraderie.  But His silence this week has been making me want something more, something deeper.   I’m a person of many words.  Even if they’re not coming out of my mouth,…

Have Your Senses Deceived You?

I’m currently reading two books that serendipitously are perfectly paired. One is for bookclub — The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The other is one of C-bear’s assigned books for school next year that I’m pre-reading — Desiring God by John Piper. Now, I said they were perfectly paired, but it’s not because…

Look UP!

I’ve been thinking about virtue lately.  The dictionary defines virtue as “behaviour showing high moral standards.”  Virtue isn’t about knowing; it’s about doing.  James understood this connection between knowing and doing when he asked, “Who among you is wise and understanding?” (James 3:13) He goes on to say that a person’s wisdom should be shown by his good…