One of the initial things that piqued my interest in Gallup’s strengths assessment was how helpful it could be for growing relationships. Their resources emphasize how strengths play out in relationships as well as how we grow our strengths in the context of relationships. Because of this I sought certification as a Gallup strengths coach.
I’ve discovered that I thoroughly enjoy genealogy. The story of it all pulls me in. I imagine these people from the past, some of whose stories I’ve heard. For others I can only piece together a sketch of their lives from historical documents.
The secret to living and loving well is receiving love from God.
When we love on our own, at best the love we show is mingled with needing something for ourselves out of it, too.
While one scarf can be pretty and warm, we aren’t meant to wrap ourselves in a bunch of them! If we try this, we’ll find that it quickly becomes difficult to keep them on, much less move in them.
In my last post, we talked about how we tend to wrap ourselves in relationships, abilities, position, and possessions to know who we are and be known by other people.
We wrap ourselves in many things to be known by other people.
Imagine that you watch me pick up a maroon scarf, and drape it around my neck. Let’s say it represents my relationships with people (such as sister, wife, and friend).