November is almost over! It’s hard to believe, but then again when I think about how long ago the start of the school year was it seems right that we’ve already passed Thanksgiving and are just a few weeks from Christmas.
I’m sharing another month of Share Four Somethings and linking up with Heather Gerwing!
I loved getting family pictures taken! It’s been a few years and our boys have grown a TON since our last set. We worked with a new photographer in our current town and grabbed some great family shots. This was also one of those experiences that reminded me how great it is to have older kids who will cooperate with photos! Here’s one of my favorites.
The Bible offers specific words about the character of the friends we choose:
Proverbs 13:20–21: “Spend time with the wise and you will become wise, but the friends of fools will suffer. Trouble always comes to sinners, but good people enjoy success.”
Psalm 26:4–5: “I do not spend time with liars, nor do I make friends with those who hide their sin. I hate the company of evil people, and I won’t sit with the wicked.”
1 Corinthians 5:11: “I am writing to tell you that you must not associate with those who call themselves believers in Christ but who sin sexually, or are greedy, or worship idols, or abuse others with words, or get drunk, or cheat people. Do not even eat with people like that.”
These verses all offer wise advice that can help us establish healthy boundaries for all our relationships. But does sharing an article on social media I disagree with make someone a fool? Nope. Does it make them evil? No!
It takes more than one social media post to determine someone’s trustworthiness. It takes time and intentional investment to learn who someone is, and Jesus knew that. For the three years of his ministry, he allowed people to observe him every day, especially his disciples. They saw him heal sick people, weep when his friend died, exhausted, and celebrating.
I took the DISC profile this month for work. I was surprised that the questions asked resulted in the answers received, but I have to say they were pretty accurate.
Here are a few highlights:
- Builds confidence in others needing a boost.
• If given the responsibility to maintain high standards, those standards will be guarded and
• Very good at developing new procedures, processes, and systems, and communicating with other
• A strong ability to clarify complex issues, and to define the essence of a problem or solution.
• People-oriented in a stable and sincere way.
• Able to direct and motivate others while still being sensitive to their needs and concerns.
• Very proficient in your area of expertise.
• Excellent at motivating others toward the team goals.
I’ve read similar articles, but I think it’s always valuable to highlight the importance of Emotional Stress vs. Physical Stress. Here’s a preview:
This is emotional labor. It’s not nagging. It’s the expectation that women will take care of certain things, and when they don’t, totally flipping out that they aren’t performing their duties. Some things are women’s work — and that’s the way it is. At least that’s what society seems to think anyway.
Head on over to Heather’s website on Friday to learn what others are sharing this month for Share Four Somethings