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Something a Little Lighter and Brighter :)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

I’ve been so serious, people. Here’s something a bit silly to offset that:

Your Psyche is Yellow

You have a ton of energy – both physical and mental endurance.
You are rational and logical, and you can help almost anyone think clearly.
Optimistic and bright, you also have a secret side that’s a little darker.

When you are too yellow: You will do anything to get your way, and no one will be the wiser

When you don’t have enough yellow: you lack confidence, drive, and humor

What Color Is Your Psyche?
You Follow Your Head

You’re rational, collected, and logical.
Generally, it takes you quite a while to fall in love.
In fact, you’ve even been accused of being very picky.
While you’re cool, you’re not ice cold.
You just know what you want, and don’t mind waiting to get it.
Do You Follow Your Head or Your Heart?

I would say that is true of my husband as well. When we were introduced by mutual friends (Rick and I were both about 26 or 27 at the time), Rick said something along the lines of, “I’m meeting you to see if it might be the Lord’s will for us to get married.” Matter-of-fact. Honest. I was a bit shocked, but appreciated his forthrightness. Something came of it, eventually. We married when we were 29. 😀

You Are a Realist

You don’t see the glass as half empty or half full. You see what’s exactly in the glass.
You never try to make a bad situation seem better than it is…
But you also never sabotage any good things you have going on.
You are brutally honest in your assessments of situations – and this always seems to help you cope.
Are You An Optimist or Pessimist?

I agree! How right-on is that?

Big Fish Small Pond – a Poem by Willena Flewelling

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Everyone is Home Once Again!

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006


From the left, going around the table: Michael, Debra, Lydia, Rebecca, Seth, Joyce, Laura, Sarah, Kayla and Philip. Picture being taken by Rick.

Career Guidance

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

As our children grow and move toward independence, we and they think much about future work for them. Through the years we have hopefully been noticing unique talents and abilities, and have been encouraging them to work diligently to develop those talents.

Children are not *one-size-fits-all*, but differ from one another in gifts, abilities, interests and challenges. We as parents should certainly focus on our children’s moral and spiritual development, as is stated in the following Bible verse.

Pro 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

However, this verse also seems to indicate that the child should be trained up in the way he should go. He has a specific way that is best for him to go.

The following article is one about discovering one’s gifts and interests, and pursuing them. I really liked it, and hope you do, too:

True and Real

By Mac Anderson

You can’t fake passion. It is the fuel that drives any dream and makes you happy to be alive. However, the first step to loving what you do is to self analyze, to simply know what you love.

We all have unique talents and interests, and one of life’s greatest challenges is to match these talents with career opportunities that bring out the best in us. It’s not easy — and sometimes we can only find it through trial and error — but it’s worth the effort.

Ray Kroc, for example, found his passion when he founded McDonald’s
at the age of 52. He never “worked” another day of his life.

John James Audubon was unsuccessful for most of his life. He was a terrible businessman. No matter how many times he changed locations, changed partners, or changed businesses, he still failed miserably.

Not until he understood that he must change himself did he have any shot at success. And what changes did Audubon make? He followed his passion. He had always loved the outdoors and was an excellent hunter. In addition, he was a good artist and, as a hobby, would draw local birds.

Once he stopped trying to be a businessman and started doing what he loved to do, his life turned around. He traveled the country observing and drawing birds, and his art ultimately was collected in a book titled Audubon’s Birds of America.

The book earned him a place in history as the greatest wildlife artist ever. But more importantly, the work made him happy and provided the peace of mind he’d been seeking all his life.

This article was excerpted from The Dash Gift Book by Linda Ellis and Mac Anderson reprinted here with permission. You may share this story as long as you do not edit the content and leave all the links active. ~ Thank you ~

Must be tired tonight; here’s another test! :)

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

You Are 70% Left Brained, 30% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you’re left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you’re right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Are You Right or Left Brained?

Yet Another Blogthings Quiz :)

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
Your Five Factor Personality Profile


You have medium extroversion.
You’re not the life of the party, but you do show up for the party.
Sometimes you are full of energy and open to new social experiences.
But you also need to hibernate and enjoy your “down time.”


You have high conscientiousness.
Intelligent and reliable, you tend to succeed in life.
Most things in your life are organized and planned well.
But you borderline on being a total perfectionist.


You have medium agreeableness.
You’re generally a friendly and trusting person.
But you also have a healthy dose of cynicism.
You get along well with others, as long as they play fair.


You have low neuroticism.
You are very emotionally stable and mentally together.
Only the greatest setbacks upset you, and you bounce back quickly.
Overall, you are typically calm and relaxed – making others feel secure.

Openness to experience:

Your openness to new experiences is medium.
You are generally broad minded when it come to new things.
But if something crosses a moral line, there’s no way you’ll approve of it.
You are suspicious of anything too wacky, though you do still consider creativity a virtue.

The Five Factor Personality Test

What Type of American English Do You Speak?

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
Your Linguistic Profile::
70% General American English
20% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Dixie
0% Midwestern
What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

What Kind of Weather are You?

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
You Are Sunshine

Soothing and calm
You are often held up by others as the ideal
But too much of you, and they’ll get burned
You are best known for: your warmth

Your dominant state: connecting

What Type of Weather Are You?

Are You Normal?

Monday, May 8th, 2006

Your Normalcy Quotient is: 35 out of 100.

Your quiz results make you a Marvelous Maverick

Giddy-up partner. You’re a maverick and don’t know what the definition of normal is. That’s a-okay because you’re now part of a fascinating group of desperadoes. Wherever you ride, it’s sure to be off the beaten path because it’s way more fun to find the path least traveled.

Chatterbean Quiz Results :)

Monday, May 8th, 2006

Are You a Slacker Mom?

Your quiz results make you a Smarty Pants Mom

Smart parents like you have smart kids. They need plenty of intellectual stimulation and you provide them with all they need, plus lots of love. You know how to help them with algebra homework, and you are superior at kissing boo-boos.

I love the description of the authenticity and reliability of this test:

Remember: Chatterbean quizzes are non-scientific, non-fat and pretty much just non-sense. They are meant solely for entertainment purposes and are not intended to provide an accurate evaluation of anything.