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Choosing Both

“Do we really renounce ourselves and the world in order to find Christ, or do we renounce our alienated and false selves in order to choose our own deepest truth in choosing both the world and Christ at the same time? 45 more words

Self to Lose – Self to Find: A Fangirl Book Review

In this post, I’m reviewing Marilyn Vancil’s new book, Self to Lose – Self to Find: A Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types. I’ll just say it up front: this is not an impartial review, because I am in love with this book! 634 more words


A stumbling block of my own making...

“Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able…”
-Luke 13:24 (RSV-CE)

I find a connection between “taking up ones cross and following the Christ” and an opening of the gate between the heart and the mind.

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This graphic I made shows that BPD and NPD are really the same disorder.    Both have their roots in childhood trauma and fear of abandonment, even though the symptoms may not be evident until later childhood or adolescence.     1,085 more words

Narcissistic Personality Disorder


By faith Abraham obeyed… and he set out, not knowing where he was going.                                                                           (Hebrews 11.8)


 ‘Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit…You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’

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Richard Rohr - Tru Self-False Self - Homecoming

The important distinction between the true and false selves is foundational, yet it is often overlooked, perhaps because it is difficult to teach. Over the years, I have resorted to almost simplistic geometric images, and for many it seems to help. 441 more words


The Persona Paradigm

I’ve been editing old posts.  It’s been a much bigger process than I expected what with over 200 posts and six years worth of material.  I came across this post written in 2014, and it dovetailed so nicely with my latest post.   2,761 more words