It’s what we are all searching for: love. Much of our lives are spent on that very task, seeking love - in a mate, friendships, or in the approval of others. Yet when we do find that love, we are continually disappointed. People can’t seem to love us as perfectly as we’d like them to.
In February, on the Council Road Women blog we are chatting about several different ways we can show love. Of course we talk about the love that naturally come to mind, like our spouse, but we are also looking at ways to show love to some of the most vulnerable around us. When I think of loving the vulnerable, my friend, Carisa Wilsie immediately comes to mind.
Confession: I’ve long loved a good RomCom. You know, Romantic Comedy, Chick Flick. Can they be cheesy? Absolutely. Predictable? Ridiculously so. But, there’s something wonderfully reassuring about seeing love bloom in the midst of this increasingly angry world.
Before you decide what to do with your significant other this Valentine’s Day, my advice to you would be to learn your person’s love language. Yes, it is helpful to know their Enneagram, their Myers-Briggs, and any other personality test you may like. However, speaking a person’s love language is the way to their heart and you have plenty of time…
Hello Friends! If we have had a conversation in the past couple of months, we have probably discussed the Enneagram. If you have not heard of the Enneagram, it is a personality test that has become quite the fad recently. I think it goes into more depth than many other personality tests, asking you specific questions about your personality with results being a number from 1-9. Each number has its own qualifications and distinctions.
Q: What happens when a judgmental Pharisee, the Son of God, and a shady lady walk into the same dinner party? A: An evening so epic that people are still talking about it 2,000 years later!
Love the Lord your God will all of your heart. Let’s break this down a bit and start by taking a look at the heart. Our hearts are the essence of who we are. This word “heart” comes from a Latin word denoting the centre of all physical and spiritual life. It represents our principles, beliefs, emotions, and more.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your MIND and with all your strength.” –Mark 12:30 (emphasis mine) As women, we generally connect on a more emotional level in relationships, making loving God with our hearts and souls a bit more natural for me than loving Him through other areas. My greatest…