Share Four Somethings December 2019

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Something Loved

First Urbana Fire

I loved getting to spend our first Christmas Eve and Christmas Day morning in our home as a family of four EVER! We’ve always traveled for Christmas, but this year we celebrated early with my side of the family and now that we live close enough to do a day trip with extended family we opted to spend the rest of the holiday at home. We started with Star Wars, made smores in our fireplace, and opened presents on Christmas morning under our tree.

Something Said

I’m so thankful for all the amazing women working together to put the Pursue Coaches’ Wives retreat together! We got together to make these promo videos. Here’s Liz explaining why she chose the name Pursue. I’m so awkward, but the video is great!

Bonus Something Said:

I have to include this podcast from Holy Post Podcast I have had an incredibly hard time being labeled as an Evangelical since 2016 and for the first time, I have the words to explain to people that I am an Evangelical and the people who they are thinking of, the ones they define as worshippers of the President and power rather than the God they say they follow, are actually Fundamentalists who have inaccurately titled themselves Evangelicals for the sake of mainstream media’s attention. By the way, if you thought the creator of VeggieTales was done educating you now that you are an adult, well…you are wrong! 🙂

Something Learned

This study on the illusory truth effect was very interesting. Here is a quote from the abstract:

Repetition increases the likelihood that a statement will be judged as true. This illusory truth effect is well established; however, it has been argued that repetition will not affect belief in unambiguous statements. When individuals are faced with obviously true or false statements, repetition should have no impact. We report a simulation study and a preregistered experiment that investigate this idea. Contrary to many intuitions, our results suggest that belief in all statements is increased by repetition. The observed illusory truth effect is largest for ambiguous items, but this can be explained by the psychometric properties of the task, rather than an underlying psychological mechanism that blocks the impact of repetition for implausible items. Our results indicate that the illusory truth effect is highly robust and occurs across all levels of plausibility. Therefore, even highly implausible statements will become more plausible with enough repetition.

How do people decide if a statement is true or false? Over three decades of research indicate that repeated statements are more likely to be judged true than novel statements

Something Read

I’m reading Aundi Kolber’s book Try Softer and I cannot stop highlighting parts! It is SO insightful regarding our interactions with God, in relationships with others, and how we internalize responses striving to please others. The best part is that Aundi doesn’t speak in theories, she offers chapters of tools from her training as a therapist and through everything points the reader back to God.

“Aundi Kolber believes that we don’t have to white-knuckle our way through life. In her debut book, Try Softer, she’ll show us how God specifically designed our bodies and minds to work together to process our stories and work through obstacles. Through the latest psychology, practical clinical exercises, and her own personal story, Aundi equips and empowers us to connect us to our truest self and truly live.”

I’m linking up with Heather Gerwing for another month of #sharefoursomethings. Head over to Heather’s blog to see what others are saying.