Advent is a wonderful time to prepare our hearts for the significance of Christmas. He Reads Truth and She Reads Truth both have devotionals to help do just that. I ordered a “his and her” bundle today for Laura and I work thru this season.
From He Reads Truth:
Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” —John 8:12
Our Savior declared Himself to be the Light of the World. But this story of light piercing through the darkness didn’t begin with the birth of a baby boy under a shining star in the city of Bethlehem. From creation to the incarnation to the coming eternal city, Scripture speaks of Jesus’s life-giving presence and light in a dark world.During this Advent season, we celebrate that the hopes and fears of all the years were answered in Jesus, the everlasting light.
This five-week Advent experience features daily Scripture reading that traces this theme throughout the Bible, preparing our hearts to encounter Christmas Day in a fresh way. It is also filled with thoughtful extras designed to help you engage this season as people of light, from daily reflection prompts to recipes, crafts, classic Christmas hymns, and more. Join us for Advent 2021 as we celebrate and contemplate The Everlasting Light.
Turo is basically the Airbnb of rental cars. It allows you rent other people’s cars. Turo has a wide-selection of “normal” everyday rides all the way up to really high end vehicles. With traditional rental car companies struggling to catch-up to demand, Turo is a great alternative. I recently rented a Jeep Wrangler and loved it. Thinking about buying a new car? Perhaps you can find the exact one on Turo to test drive for a few days!
My friend Jim recommended this podcast to me a few days ago. It is hosted by some of the team at Onsite. Here is a brief description of the podcast: “Each week, we sit down with mental health experts, artists, and friends for a practical and honest conversation about how to pursue a more centered life—rediscovering, reclaiming, and rooting in who we truly are.” I am downloading several episodes now!
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
There are no good or bad emotions; there are just emotions. When we learnto identify, feel, and empathize with the full range of our internal lived experiences, we authentically connect to others and the world around us in a more sustainabletife-givingway.” — Miles Adcox
I initially bought this book a little over a year ago and loved it. I am re-reading parts of it now and find it really helpful. If you like having a clearer view of yourself, this is a great book to check out. If you want to go beyond a basic understanding of the Enneagram, this is a great next step.
How does your personality type help and hinder your ability to make wise decisions?
We are too often rich in information and poor in wisdom. And when we encounter life’s decisions, big and small, we engage the information available through the lens of our personality.
The Enneagram of Discernment: The Way of Vocation, Wisdom, and Practice breaks new ground in the enneagram field, introducing Dr. Drew Moser’s innovative approach to exploring the enneagram to discover calling, cultivate wisdom, and develop habits that help you make wise decisions, whether they be important or mundane. This is not your ordinary enneagram book.
Weaving theology, spirituality, neuroscience, and psychology, Dr. Moser introduces you to The Way of Discernment: a journey of nine key questions each of us must consider when faced with a decision. Each of these nine questions are grouped into three triads: The Vocation Triad, The Wisdom Triad, and The Practice Triad.
This is an enneagram resource for anyone looking for help in making better decisions. Whether you’re new to the enneagram, or have been working with the enneagram for many years, The Enneagram of Discernment is an essential resource.
RaceTrac is a gas station chain that is pretty nice. They seem to compete with QT (Quick Trip) for food, cleanliness, etc. I’ve noticed that RaceTrac sells empanadas on their hot food line. I broke down and tried them last week and was pleasantly surprised! I lived to tell about it! While they may not have a tasty salsa to dip them in, they were did the trick for satisfying my hunger on the go.
To Catch a Smuggler is a TV series that has been on since 2012. Cameras follow customs agents as they screen travelers. It’s amazing to see how creative people are when they are trying to smuggle drugs.
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
The Enneagram does not put you in a box. It shows you the box you’re already in and how to get out of it.” — Ian Cron