She’s Wired That Way

She’s Wired That Way

The way we are wired determines how we will hear, process, and respond, especially as we communicate with others

We can’t help it. Our personality influences how we react to situations and interact with others. My girls may be from the same family, with similar genetic make-up and certainly comparable life experiences, but when it comes to how they think, talk, listen, work, love, and serve they are nearly opposites. My guess is that you know exactly what I am talking about and have experienced personality conflicts — or let’s say challenges — with your loved ones, too.

Understanding Birth Order

Despite living in the same family, we all grow up in totally different environments — a.k.a our birth orders.

At first, birth order might not seem like it makes a huge difference in our personality, but think of where you land in the family unit.

Are you firstborn? Middle? Lastborn? Only?

How did you react to situations based on having older or younger siblings, or none at all?

Real People, Fictionally
Books

Real People, Fictionally

It’s so much easier for me to get along with people who have similar personalities to mine. We may not always agree on everything, but at least we tend to operate the same way. We prioritize the same kinds of things. We are frustrated by similar things.  It’s no surprise that my closest friends and…

The Treasure Tree

The Treasure Tree

By the fourth time we read The Treasure Tree: Helping Kids Understand Their Personality, a children’s book by Gary Smalley and John Trent, our kids’ personalities were evident in their reactions as we read. There was no need for the test at the end! The Treasure Tree is the story of four friends who are given a special…

Personality Types, Spiritual Gifts, & How They Play Into Our Marriages

Personality Types, Spiritual Gifts, & How They Play Into Our Marriages

My husband, Jon, and I have been married for four years.

We’ve spent over two of those years in counseling. We have what we lovingly refer to as a high maintenance marriage. We didn’t really have the honeymoon period that people talk about. We got married and hit the ground running. Two very different, very strong-willed people, thrust into a brand new situation with a lot of baggage. It’s a recipe for disaster, really.

On Spiritual Gifts

On Spiritual Gifts

For years, I buried my gift. Like the man in Matthew 25, I took what God had given me and hid it out of fear. Admitting this feels a bit shameful, because I have seen the fruit of spending the gift in Jesus’ name. I’ve gathered up words and prayed and shipped them out into the world expectant and hopeful that God can, and would use them as He found worthy so to do. But it wasn’t always this way.

Choosing Strength

Choosing Strength

Looking around the room, I desperately tried to quell the panic rising up in my throat. There were piles everywhere! I felt so overwhelmed. The truth that had been nudging me for a few days, now pierced through my brain fog with a question, “Katie, how would you tell your interns to view this situation?”…

The End.

The End.