I’ve watched the organization Plywood People from a distance over the past few years, and I love what they do and all that they’re about. I was excited to find out that their director Jeff Shinabarger is releasing a book this March entitled More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity. In anticipation of that book they have released a preview video titled, “Enough Time.”
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Keith Ferrin had a very special guest post this week about the #1 Way to Help our Kids Love the Bible. It’s all part of a great new book that Keith has written, Like Ice Cream: The Scoop on Helping the Next Generation Fall in Love with God’s Word.
That book is great and what’s almost as great is that Keith wants to give away some books! Follow the instructions in the Giveaway Widget below. It will give you an opportunity to earn entries for the giveaway. You earn entries through twitter tweets, facebook likes, and generally being an awesome blog-reading nerd. Enjoy!
Here is a post just to answer a question I get often from those that read my blog and are considering starting their own, or finding a more reliable hosting provider.
What hosting provider to you use?
I use Green Geeks
Why do you use Green Geeks?
There are a bunch of reasons! A few of them are:
- The do free site migration. When I transferred to them from a previous (and sometimes ruinous) hosting provider, they did all the dirty work of setting me up on the new hosting servers. It was FREE! (See all the Site Migration Details HERE.)
- Free Domain for Life! It’s only $10 a year, but they take care of it for FREE. I don’t even have to worry about it anymore.
- It’s Eco-Friendly, in a special sort of Technological way.
- It’s really, really affordable.
I’d love to encourage you to check out Green Geeks as a hosting provider if you are anywhere close to looking at starting a self-hosted website; or if you’re looking at transferring your existing hosting provider. I’ve used them for over a year with ZERO problems. I’ve been safe from malware, never had site down times, and it’s been easy on the pocket book.
My wife and I spent the first 10 years of our marriage learning to appreciate each other for our introverted and extroverted charactercistics. Starr is that classic extrovert, in that when she leaves a party…she’s looking for the next party to keep the night going; and I’m begging her to just go home and read a book with me. I’m not an extreme-introvert (I’m an ISTJ, if you’re interested), and love my time with friends and love meeting new people. It’s just I can get my fill of it all a long time before she ever will.
I’ve learned that I’m speaking my wife’s love langauge when I invite people over to our house for dinner, and she’s speaking mine when she turns down an invitation to be out of the house after I’ve had a long day at work. I need the family vacation where I’m only with her and my kids and nobody else, and if it’s not that way for me…it’s not a real vacation. She knows that and respects it, and I’ve learned that I need to stay a little longer than I’d like at family holiday dinners just so she can meet and hug and laugh with everyone she hasn’t seen in months.
After all of our years together, I am finally understanding my wife’s need to be out and about doing, meeting, talking, socializing and she is finally understanding why it was all so exhausting to me. I no longer ask her why she feels the need to accept any invitation that comes her way, and she no longer says “but we just got here, what do you mean, you’re fried?”
So, I really like this piece on 10 myths about introverts:
Unfortunately, according to this book, only about 25% of people are Introverts. This leads to a lot of misunderstandings, since society doesn’t have very much experience with my people.
So here are a few common misconceptions about Introverts (not taken directly from the book, but based on my own life experience):
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
You can read the rest, here.
Have you ever done a Myers Briggs profile?