Thursday, March 26, 2015

What to Write...

This should not be a problem. Especially for me... I LOVE writing and do it whenever I have free time, but I'm having a difficult time knowing what to make a blog post about. This is BAD! :P This post is going to be a little random in other words. Go figure. Now you know why I almost called my blog "Rebekah's Random Remarks" because I KNEW this was going to happen. A lot.
So anyways, I felt bad not giving y'all a post for such a long time...and the last post was kinda random too...so this post is going to be a chapter from Psalms with fitting pictures from the internet. Hopefully you'll be encouraged as much as I was when I read it this month. :)

Psalms 66


Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!
 2 Sing out the honor of His name;

Make His praise glorious.

Say to God,
“How awesome are Your works!
Through the greatness of Your power
Your enemies shall submit themselves to You.


 
 
All the earth shall worship You
And sing praises to You;
They shall sing praises to Your name.” Selah

Come and see the works of God;
He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men.

He turned the sea into dry land;
They went through the river on foot.
There we will rejoice in Him.
He rules by His power forever;
His eyes observe the nations;
Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah
Oh, bless our God, you peoples!
And make the voice of His praise to be heard,
Who keeps our soul among the living,
And does not allow our feet to be moved.

10 For You, O God, have tested us;
You have refined us as silver is refined.
11 You brought us into the net;
You laid affliction on our backs.
12 You have caused men to ride over our heads;
We went through fire and through water;
But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
13 I will go into Your house with burnt offerings;
I will pay You my vows,
14 Which my lips have uttered
And my mouth has spoken when I was in trouble.
15 I will offer You burnt sacrifices of fat animals,
With the sweet aroma of rams;
I will offer bulls with goats. Selah
16 Come and hear, all you who fear God,
And I will declare what He has done for my soul.

17 I cried to Him with my mouth,
And He was extolled with my tongue.
18 If I regard iniquity in my heart,
The Lord will not hear.
19 But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
 
20 Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me!

God bless you all! I hope you have a blessed Easter!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My Personality: ESFP


I'm a natural poser, as you can see. ;)
Just for fun, I thought I'd give you a picture of my personality. By taking a test, and being given information from various siblings that this IS my personality, it was decided that I am an ESFP.
E = extravert, S = sensing, F = feeling, P = perceiver. I got this information from a site called 16 Personalities.

Here are some facts about my personality, including some of the strengths and weaknesses:


If anyone is to be found spontaneously breaking into song and dance, it is the ESFP personality type. ESFPs get caught up in the excitement of the moment, and want everyone else to feel that way, too. No other personality type is as generous with their time and energy as ESFPs when it comes to encouraging others, and no other personality type does it with such irresistible style.

ESFP Strengths

  • Bold - ESFPs aren't known for holding back. Wanting to experience everything there is to experience, people with the ESFP personality type don't mind stepping out of their comfort zones when no one else is willing.
  • Original - Traditions and expectations are secondary to ESFPs, if a consideration at all. ESFP personalities love to experiment with new styles, and constantly find new ways to stick out in the crowd.
  • Aesthetics and Showmanship - Not stopping at mere outfits, ESFPs inject artistic creativity into their words and actions, too. Every day is a performance, and ESFPs love to put on a show.
  • Practical - To ESFPs, the world is meant to be felt and experienced. Truth is stranger than fiction, and ESFPs prefer to see and do than to wax philosophical about "what-ifs".
  • Observant - With all this focus on the here and now, on doing and acting, it makes sense that ESFPs are naturals when it comes to noticing real, tangible things and changes.
  • Excellent People Skills - More so than things though, ESFPs love to pay attention to people. They are talkative, witty, and almost never run out of things to discuss. For people with this personality type, happiness and satisfaction stem from the time they spend with the people they enjoy being with.

ESFP Weaknesses

  • Sensitive - ESFPs (especially Turbulent ones) are strongly emotional, and very vulnerable to criticism - they can feel like they've been backed into a corner, sometimes reacting badly. This is probably ESFPs' greatest weakness, because it makes it so hard to address any other weaknesses brought to light.
  • Conflict-Averse - ESFPs sometimes ignore and avoid conflict entirely. They tend to say and do what's needed to get out of such situations, then move on to something more fun.
  • Poor Long-Term Planners - In fact, ESFP personalities rarely make detailed plans for the future. To them, things come as they come, and they rarely bother with taking the time to lay out steps and consequences, with the belief that they could change at any moment - even with things that can be planned.
  • Unfocused - Anything that requires long-term dedication and focus is a particular challenge for ESFPs. In academics, dense, unchanging subjects like Classic Literature are much more difficult than more dynamic, relatable subjects like psychology. The trick for ESFPs is to find day-to-day joy in broader goals, and to tough it out with those tedious things that must be done.
So what do you think? What's YOUR personality?