Tag: shame

out of the chaos 04.26.2020

Welcome to Sunday! May your day be filled with blessing and precious moments of worship with a community of believers. Check out an online service today and join others as they explore what it means follow Jesus. I would love to have you join me today at Maple City Chapel. Service is live at 9:00 …

Out of the chaos

Shame is born in public and lived out in private. This statement caught my attention the other day while watching a Netflix original. It started me thinking. It seems to be true and yet, is it always? It is said that shame is about WHO we are while guilt is about WHAT we do. I …

Daily Reads 06.14.2019

One more thought on blind spots. Yesterday I suggested one strategy to discovering our blind spots is asking someone we know and trust to help us. In this way, we become aware of those habits that do not serve us well. But what if you are the one noticing a blind spot in another? What …

Daily Reads 06.13.2019

The third pane of the Johari window is blind spots. Obviously, we can’t detect our own blinds spots simply because we are, well…blind to them. There is something we can do to grow in this area. Recently, I presented an idea I had to my sister. She noticed at one point I got highly emotional. …

Daily Reads 06.12.2019

Consider the Johari window I wrote about yesterday. The open area is the place we wear our best selves. Perhaps a bit like the mannequins in a window display. We put the best outfit there with the correct accessories and hope it attracts others. The hidden area is the place we store the aspects of …

Window to our Soul

Years ago, in a leadership training session, we utilized the Johari window model shown below. It was initially developed in 1955 by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingram to enhance communication in group settings by developing trust through sharing about yourself and learning about yourself by listening to what others said about you. The ultimate goal …

Your Gray is Showing!

I colored my hair for many years…like 25 years. In the beginning it was because I could. You know, one month I was Cherry Cola and the next month it was Dark Chocolate. In the summer, I added highlights to give my hair a softer, sun kissed appearance.