Tag Archives: Brene Brown

Wisdom of Story: Reflection 4 Daring to Imagine a Bigger Story

So, this is the final of the Wisdom of Story reflections after working through this course with Brené Brown and Glennon Doyle Melton (reflection 3 is The Rules which is more of a poetic reflection on the content) and it … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Story Reflection 1: The Roles and Rules of the World

When an author tells a story one of the first things they have to do is place their characters in roles and in a world that has rules. The rules and roles will be different based upon the character and … Continue reading

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Living Brave Reflection 10- The Stories we Tell Ourselves

The most dangerous stories we make up are the narratives that diminish our inherent worthiness. We must reclaim the truth about our lovability, divinity and creativity. (Brown, 2015, p. 82) As a pastor I have learned the power that stories … Continue reading

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Living Brave Reflection 8: Stockpiling Stress

  Sometimes your greatest strength has its shadow side. I have always been a very resilient person who is able to keep a clear head in intense and stressful situations. I have high expectations of myself in the way in … Continue reading

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Living Brave Reflection 7- There Is No Going Back…

There are experiences that have shaped who I am in various ways. Even though there are parts of my life that were painful and difficult I feel very fortunate to live the life that I have lived. Yet, there is … Continue reading

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Living Brave Week 6- Manifesto

So for the final exercise of the first have of the Living Brave semester which closes out Daring Greatly, we were challenged to create a manifesto to help us stay true to our core values. I put mine together next … Continue reading

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Living Brave Reflection 5- Some Ways to Effectively Shame an Introvert

I have been a pastor for almost twelve years and prior to that I had a career as an officer in the U.S. Army, both of these fields are frequently dominated by extroverts and require a level of social interaction … Continue reading

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Living Brave Semester Reflection 4- The Challenge of Comparison

In 2007 I applied to several schools to enter a PhD program in New Testament. These were all really competitive programs like Duke University and Emory University but I felt really good about applying at that point in my life. … Continue reading

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Living Brave Semester Week 3- Speaking Back to The Gremlins

The discussion this week on empathy and self-compassion takes me back to the tension between by competent, competitive and driven side and the gracious side of me that is willing to be self-compassionate and fair with myself. I have worked … Continue reading

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Living Brave Semester Reflection 2- Vulnerability Anthem

I guess I just got lost, being someone else… So this ended up being another reflection on the final exercise of this week’s part of the Living Brave Semester where we were supposed to choose an anthem for that time … Continue reading

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