The Personal Control System – A Tale of Two Outputs

A personal control system produces desired feelings and behaviors.  The system itself does not care about the outputs.  It is programmed to do something and just does it, converting inputs to outputs using a feedback loop. Do you have one?  Yes, we all have one.  The better question is, is yours producing something good andContinue reading “The Personal Control System – A Tale of Two Outputs”

True Encouragement: Sit, Wait, Weep

Reaching the proper mind-heart balance involves developing a set of character qualities that enable you to find your life’s purpose.  These qualities are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.  They are the fruit of your new spirit. A by-product of mind-heart equilibrium is an intuitive sense of what the right thingContinue reading “True Encouragement: Sit, Wait, Weep”

The Forgiveness Quiz

Pastor Rick Warren gave me this quiz recently.  I passed.  Before reading any further, please take it by deciding if each statement is true or false.  A person should not be forgiven until asking for it.  Forgiving includes minimizing the offense and the pain caused.  Forgiveness includes restoring trust and reuniting a relationship.  You haven’tContinue reading “The Forgiveness Quiz”