We sat and talked about being real with God. Being brutally honest in our feelings when we’re praying (the example we were using was Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane when He asked if the cup can be taken away from Him, although I was thinking about Job yelling all those questions at God)…
At our study group on Wednesday, we talked about the name of God (יהוה) and how the letters “yod,” “heh,” “vav,” “heh” remind us of the sound of breathing. Besides that, the words for the Spirit and wind / breath are the same in Greek (pneuma) and Hebrew (ruah). They even sound similar in Russian / Ukrainian.
It is a good book for those who use social media on a daily basis, although the lessons learned there can be applied even when you don’t have an Instagram account. It makes one think (1) before posting something on Facebook and (2) before overreacting to someone’s post or comment.
I used to keep diaries since I was a kid. It just felt good to re-read them later and laugh at my English skills (because I could never really convey the exact meaning or find the perfect word in Russian or Ukrainian). It also was interesting to observe the changes in my life and character.
Extroverts and introverts differ in one major characteristic. When extroverts are dealing with something, their path to healing is “talk it out.” For introverts, however, it is to “take it in” (or “think it out”) rather than “talk it out.” So when I was presented with my friend’s burden, I felt crushed by it.