Within the Enneagram typing system, each Enneatype has what is called a core fear, core desire, vice and virtue.Continue reading
On 2/16/2014, a tragedy took place. Or so we thought. My sister’s son, Asher, experienced a severe brain injury during labor and delivery due to the umbilical cord being wrapped around his neck while my sister pushed for 3.5 hours.
Things looked grim. They were very skeptical he would make it. He was in the NICU for 27 days. So much trauma!Continue reading
The Enneagram is a personality typing tool. I prefer it over others like Myers-Briggs, DiSC Profile, StrengthsFinders, etc. I appreciate those, but the Enneagram is more helpful in understanding not just what we do, but why we do, the motivation and wounds behind what we do.
I am particularly interested in using the Enneagram as a tool for spiritual formation and growth. This would be connecting it to the work of St. Evagrius Ponticus, Ramon Llull, and Ignatius of Loyola. They did not use the Enneagram as we do today. But there are aspects of their own work that relates very well to the Enneagram typing system.
As I teach on the Enneagram and how it can be a tool for our formation in Christ, I take time to address what each Enneatype needs to hear from the Father. Of course, what I offer is one small insight. There are other words we need to hear from the Father. But I believe these messages are essential.
So, without further ado…
What Sevens need to hear from the Father.Continue reading
I wanted to offer some very brief reflections on the recent Supreme Court decision on Roe v Wade and its effect on churches.
You may be thinking: Oh no, he’s going there. A bomb is being dropped. Which way will it land?Continue reading
“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” –Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking
Back in June 2021, I joined the team at Kardia Collective, a counseling and coaching center based in Memphis, TN. I have a spiritual direction coaching practice where I work with clients and teams to provide space for spiritual formation and care.Continue reading