Balancing Harmonious Heart-Logic with Practical Head-Logic

Inhaling and exhaling, done 24/7 and without much thought, resembles the ease that our behavioral preferences receive information and make decisions, until or unless someone questions our data/dream and/or the decision that we just made, like the following example: 1962 in Verhalen, Texas where we pastored a…

Serendipity

The projected discussion concerning feelings, emotions and cognitive decision-making got bumped by serendipity. Yes, I know, May 30, 2021 was my original serendipity blog in case you missed it. Serendipity, a relatively popular word twenty or so years ago is defined: an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident, a…

Appreciating Phone Reps: Follow-up

The New Year inspires many of us to resolve to form good habits, break poor habits; become a better person, read more, exercise, be more sensitive to others; set new goals, clean out drawers, closets, garages, attics, offices, sheds and be kinder in conversations, etc. Several responses to Appreciating Phone…

Appreciating Phone Reps

“I shudder every time I have to call a company concerning a problem or a need for information,” Jan said. “I’m fearful I’ll have to spend scads of time in auto cycles of pressing one number, then being directed to another waiting for someone to help me. I…

Who are you

A respondent to a recent blog who wrote “Thank you for explaining personalities, “I am now enjoying the parts of me that I like,” spurred me to ponder if there was a part of my personality that I disliked?  On reflection I ascertained that Heart-logic Feeling was the source for…

Exchanging Encouragement

Encouragement and delight are twins—on the same page.  If you have one, the other shows up. Encouragement doesn’t always mean speaking, it also means being present, praying, listening, singing, helping to clean up the church kitchen, giving a ride to someone without transportation, dropping a meal off at…

Happiness is a Choice/Thanks-praying

Attitude adjustment is a necessary bridge to happiness. The familiar definition of Happiness is a by-product of helping someone else is true but it doesn’t provide solutions for every unhappy situation.  Knowing others care about us contributes to a positive outlook because it’s a two-way street.  We do…

Beneficial Oppositeness

“I would not be the person I am today, if it hadn’t been for marrying my opposite”, a friend shared. “And  if two people are exactly the same, then one is not needed,” she added. The benefit of opposites sharing years is incalculable whether in families, marriage, friendships, at…

Comprehending Character

A blog reader responded to last week’s “remembering” blog by mentioning Jim’s good character. Later that day in discussing a client’s temperament, he asked “Is character part of certain personalities or must those qualities be developed?” I responded that strong character qualities were an option for any…