Brene Brown: Vulnerability


Sometimes you just need to watch someone brilliant rock your world a bit.

Watch this:




A few years ago, I got into this very focused time of learning all about introversion. Where was all of this material when I was growing up? I love learning more about it. I need to revisit the some of my favorite books about introverts:

  • The Introvert Advantage: Making the Most of Your Inner Strength, a recommendation from Mark Waltz of Granger Community Church. It is not a “Christian” book but was really insightful into what introverts bring into the world.
  • Quiet. Although I didn’t connect with every chapter in the book, I still thought it was well done and has encouraged conversation about introversion, especially in the workplace.
  • Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture. As a church leader, I’ve always struggled with my place in the church. What most churches are looking for include an “outgoing personality”. This book was healing and helpful that I have a place and should be valued for what I can offer.

What am I missing?

Just spent some time reading Introvert, Dear’s 10 Types of Secrets of the INFJ.

So fun to read about my personality type and know I’m not alone!

Christmas movies


Tis the season for cheesy movies, right?

Some of my favs include:

  • A Mom for Christmas (Olivia Newton-John as a mannequin?! Scary, but it makes me miss my mom every Christmas season — glad I’m heading home in a few weeks to hug her!)
  • White Christmas (I LOVE MUSICALS! Add a little romance and you’ve got a winner)
  • Elf (Who DOESN’T love that movie?!)
  • Christmas With the Kranks (Finally a Tim Allen Christmas movie I can watch more than once)
  • Sleepless in Seattle (May not be an original Christmas movie, but I watched it in Italy in December 2010 and I’m claiming it as Christmas season-worthy)

What else am I missing?