What Does It Mean to Be Your Best Self?

By hhavlick / February 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

“I was not at my best in that moment.” “Bring your best self.” We have a notion that we have two selves: the one that we would like to be all the time and the one that we are most…

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What Does It Mean to Become Spiritually Mature?

By hhavlick / January 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

  I come from a long line of emotionally damaged people. I bet you do, too! My family weren’t sociopaths, but still, as a former pastor used to say, “Hurt people hurt people.” This damage limits the set of options…

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Let God Set Your Goals for the New Year

By hhavlick / January 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

“If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favorable to him.” –Seneca I’m not big into New Year’s Resolutions. Time is a human construct that is super-useful while we’re here on Earth, but…

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What is Free Will, and How Much Do You Have?

By hhavlick / December 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

Within Christianity, it’s typical to think of the soul as being comprised of the mind, will and emotions. I believe this concept was brought forth by Watchman Nee. (If you’ve never read The Spiritual Man, I recommend it; it will…

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The Sacred Enneagram: A Review and Conversation with Chris Heuertz, Part 2

By hhavlick / December 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

In Part 1, I introduced The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth and started a conversation with its author, Chris Heuertz. We talked about why the Enneagram resonates with us, whether Christians should be worried about its…

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Hearing God

By hhavlick / November 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

Below is a guest post by blogger JimWolstenholm. You can check out his blog at http://jimthefollower.com/. His mission is to help people follow Jesus so they can live the abundant life and change their world. Hmm…sounds familiar! If we could…

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Book Review: How to Determine the Enneagram Personality Type of Others

By hhavlick / October 27, 2017 / 1 Comment

Knowing the Enneagram is supremely helpful in all areas of life, particularly within the realm of personal relationships. Understanding your own type and that of others fosters compassion and better communication. It’s a fantastic relationship tool. Josen Kalra understands this…

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All Three Brains: Using Your Head, Heart and Gut in Transformation Work

By hhavlick / October 13, 2017 / 2 Comments

I’ve written before about the three Centers of Intelligence and how which one you call home base influences your behavior. Part of the work of becoming our true selves, or what Richard Rohr is lately calling the “anchored self,” is…

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The Sacred Enneagram: A Review and Conversation with Chris Heuertz, Pt.1

By hhavlick / September 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Editor’s note: Square brackets in this post represent my commentary. The Enneagram is entering a Golden Age, at least within Christendom. After a drought of many years, a recent spate of books by Christian authors, such as The Road Back…

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The One Necessary Thing

By hhavlick / September 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

I recently sent off my DNA to a company that then analyzed it and sent me back a chart showing where I come from in the world. It was no surprise to see that the vast majority of my genes…

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