You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia E. Butler
Hello my fellow Bloggers and my esteemed readers! I hope the week is moving on smooth despite all the hills that we seem be climbing.
So today I have decided to tell you’ll about my other side of life, actually it’s some sort of advertisement, meanwhile I was really debating on whether to write about this or not for days. Tribes and cultures is the name of our small, growing business which was started about a year ago, it is run by me and my best, childhood friend called Akol Grace. We are both students, she is in her last semester at MUBS and am in my second year at UCU, so we came together and decided to do business which will last for a number of years, God willing.
So tribes and cultures, deals in making bracelet, keyholders and combs used to hold and design lady’s hair, we basically take in your orders and we make for you what you want as a person, in other words you choose we make. Basically you just have to make an order with a clear description of what you want and we make it for you, plus we also do delivery.
More about the delivery part, we only make delivery for the people around Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso districts because we don’t charge for delivery currently, so delivery is basically on us. But if you make an order and your up country, we can still put it on the bus and you get it. We are planning on taking our business to jumia, and other online applications very soon so that we can be able to reach our different customers from all the various parts of the world.
Why Tribes and Cultures? Well, we chose that name because we play around with people’s Cultural “stuff” to come out with a bracelet, keyholder and a comb, we want a person to be able to carry a piece of their culture just around their wrist. Because culture is one huge, but important aspect. So we thought of something small that a person can carry around, which reminds them of their culture and we came up with a bracelet, keyholder, and a comb. We make them for both ladies and gentlemen.
The other thing is that you may want to gift your loved one with something small, well, we got you covered. In most cases these things that we see as small really mean alot to the person to whom it has been given. We don’t have a permanent place that we call location for now, since we are both students we don’t earn, we just use our little up keep money to invest and expand. Besides we have to be at school. So we work online, where by you make an order, then we deliver after working on it.
Well for more information about tribes and Cultures, contact us on Instagram @tribesandculture, Twitter @tribesandculures and Facebook at tribes and Cultures still. You can still contact me through leaving a comment and I will get back to you.
Thanks alot for so much for reading. Please support our small growing business. Stay blessed
The Leibster award nominated by Sparkle one of the blogger I have just met, I feel she is a wonderful person to relate with, just by reading her amazing writings, she is currently participate in #winterABC2020 challenge, your welcome to pass by http://sparkletumu.wordpress.com and read through. Thank you Sparkle for the nomination. Let me move to the questions they are quite exciting.
Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
Answer the 11 questions given to you
Nominate 11 bloggers
Ask nominees 11 questions
Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post
Questions and Answer:
What is your favourite book and why?
Currently, its The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warrens. This book made me leave my comfort zone, it brought out a whole new fire in me to seek God more, it has inspired me to be intentional in everything I do with my life , It enables me to see beyond myself and what I want, but to put in mindthat God is the center of everything we have to do his will. I could go on and on explaining the reasons why that book since they are quite many but well let me rest it at that.
What song do you currently have on repeat?
Well, it’s a list not just a song, and come to think of it, I love songs by Caleb and Kelsey, they are a married couple that repeat people’s songs and combine them with their beautiful voices. So yes anytime and anywhere their songs are amazing. #calebKelsey
Which season (Autumn, Spring, Summer or Winter) of the year describes you?
As everyone was saying that, Uganda has only two seasons, the dry and wet. I prefer the wet in Uganda because I love the cold, and probably I would choose the winter for the seem reasons, and because I love watching the snow fall even in movies.
In the event of an emergency home evacuation, what is the first item you grab?
Honestly, I don’t know. I think I would probably grab nothing, since am one person who quickly gets anxious. And you’ll know that emergency situations
Which historical figure would you most like to meet and why?
Albert Eiestin, I love his quotes they’re inspirational.
What makes a good blog?
Speaking from the heart or let’s say writing from the heart is the way to go. Everything done from the heart success is guaranteed. And there’s is always interest to produce great content for readers.
Back to the past or forward to the future?
Forward of course, but well one has to always visit the past and try to avoid the mistakes made or even try to amend them.
Your dream vacation?
Well well well, this would be anywhere in the world, a place around water, natural wind and a glimpse of nature. It has to be very quiet and peaceful. Soft music, a book plus a pen are a must. Just that is my craving.
The greatest movie of all time?
Anytime and anyday, warroom will do. I love that movie that I have watched it over and over again I still I fall in love with it everytime. So yes war room.
Wealth or health?
Health is priceless, with health you can achieve anything.
Your proudest moment?
Whenever I choose to be intentional with everything I do in my life. Am proud of me.
I nominate, anyone interested in taking part. Please go ahead and grab the opportunity. We choose to deal with the questions above.
It’s an honor to be recognized and given this award, receiving such awards is a motivation and helps foster engagement in the blogging community. I was nominated for The BrainStorms Award by Blogs By J at https://blogsbyj.life. He is an amazing writer, I love reading his blogs about life and advise, he is always among the first people to read my blogs. Thank you a bunch for this nomination!
Talk a bit about your blog, why you started it, what you write about, and your goal
Answer the 5 questions you’ve been asked, then nominate 5 amazing bloggers
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About my Blog:
I started my blog just about two weeks ago, and manh! I feel like I took long to engage in this because I believe that this is where I belong. My blog site is basically about what I read, learn and experience in life, faith and culture. I just bring in my views for people to read and learn from them, to build my confidence in expression and to also learn more about everything through people’s comments and writings as I also read from different blogs.
Questions And My Answers.
1. What do you like about writing? I love alot of things about writing but the main reason is that I get to share my views, experiences and lessons in life with the different people. And the other important reason is that the more I write the more I learn, because you can’t write what you don’t know, so you have to read widely and research about what you want to tell your readers and in the process you as a writer can get to learn a number of things.
2. What is the greatest life lesson that you have learned? I would just say, I have learnt to put God at the center of everything in my life because he is the author of my life, am just a vessel. And the other lesson is to be humble, humility is very necessary for success. Not forgetting respect for all human beings regardless of anything, those are my greatest lessons
3. What has been your biggest challenge this year? Well, with the COVID 19 pandamic that is currently trending world wide, everything had to be put on hold including our education, so that is quite a challenge to me because I would be done with all the stress of the semester and be expecting to go for another year this August. But we are just hopeless home, not knowing the fate of school and institutions yet in Uganda, so it’s my challenge this year.
4. Where do you find inspiration? Knowing and being assured that my creator, my God is there for me no matter what, Inspires me most to do whatever I have to do.
5. Are you an introvert or extrovert? Am an introvert, type melancholic with some traits of a Choleric.
Culture’s worth huge, huge risks. Without culture, we’re all totalitarian beasts.
“Itye Nining?” It means how are you in Lwo(Acholi) language, a tribe from the northern part of Uganda.
So since am talking about culture I decide to greet you’ll in my tribe today (hahaha), well culture is among the most important things that we should cherish as we carry on with our day to day living. Just some quick questions for you to ponder on as we continue, How Well Do You Know Your Culture?, If your a parent, are you teaching your children your indigenous Culture? and If your an aspiring parent hope your planning to educate your children about your Culture!
Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
I understand Culture as the way of life of the different societies, Culture is diverse, because each and everyone of us belongs to a different culture. Therefore I don’t intend to tackle all of it, I will basically talk about a little part of African culture for today. Well let me, tell you a little story of my life in regards to Culture.
Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
I was born by an Acholi man and a musoga woman, my beloved parents, clearly they are from different cultures, because in Uganda your tribe determines your culture, which is a very common case for most of us. Growing up was entirely in the central part of Uganda, making me exposed to the central way of life, and the central is basically dominated by the Baganda, who speak Luganda language, from the time I came out of my mother’s womb till now as I speak, I have been in the central part of Uganda. Luganda was the first language that I spoke and it’s the language I speak best apart from English, I have grown up in buganda, gone to schools around buganda, so I can boldly tell you dear readers that I am more exposed to buganda culture than my own culture, in fact I know most of the cultural “stuff” of buganda.
Which is a shame right, because am supposed, I mean we are supposed to be know more of our culture than other people’s Cultures. Well am not refusing the fact that it’s great to know other people’s Cultures, because we associate with different people, it doesn’t hurt to understand alittle bit of their culture, it actually makes life more easy and fun.
Culture makes all men gentle.
So ladies and gentlemen, I have spent 98% of my life in Buganda, (hahaha) am not so statistical but well I just wanted you to understand what I mean by spending most of my life in Buganda, and I think that in most cases numbers help. I have gone to schools that value other people’s Cultures but ofcourse the schools being in Buganda the culture always dominates.
Some of you maybe already asking yourselves where does her culture fit in the story, well you’ll I was blessed with a man who loves his culture alot for a father and so when I was still a child I was able to learn Lwo(Acholi) language, because my father strictly wanted only “our” language to be used at home and well, we had to obey so I got to learn the language and I think that is the only thing I know best in my culture from childhood, because I don’t remember being taught any other thing, if my memory serves me right, I know that am supposed to kneel for elders my mother taught me that, but I even don’t know if in my culture we are supposed to kneel, because I see some kneeling and others don’t so it’s quiet confusing. Since my father was a very busy man during my growing up,
Disclaimer! Am not trying to point fingers, blame someone or even justify my not knowing my Culture. Because, with my 20 something years (hahaha), I can teach myself my Culture, through all the possible means necessary due to the fact that, I really need to know and understand my Culture in depth, we all need to. I have just used my story and my experience to bring out a clear picture of what I wanted to talk about and to get you thinking, hope the picture came out clear.
If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.
Many of the parents today don’t want to speak their languages at home with their children claiming it’s “primitive”, let alone to teach their children their culture because apparently they are very busy which is true, but culture is also important. And to the children that also look down upon the culture claiming it “archaic” and that they are in the “age of civilization.” My dear, wait till you have to speak you language to prove to people that you really belong to that tribe and your “green” about everything.
Culture gives us our identities and sense of belonging right from the name to the language among others, today especially in Africa when your introduce yourself and mention your name, everybody in the congregation will start to try and figure out where you “belong” by just the mention of your name, some people don’t want to give their children cultural names just because they want to show that they are “civilized“. Oh Please, get time and educate your children about their culture because somethings are learnt best when at a tender age, you can also opt to take them to the village during vacation or holiday seasons if you are genuinely busy with work, so that the grand parents do the job, they are great at it. Teach them small small things, they say one by one makes a bundle.
Today there is alot of incest because people don’t know the dos and don’ts in their culture, a person ends up falling in love at a point of marriage with a woman having his mother’s surname, without knowing that it’s an abomination (in Buganda you can never get married or marry a woman or man having your mother’s or father’s surname respectively, it’s a complete abomination). As a parent,Does your child know the dos and Don’ts if you culture? As a young person, Do you know the dos and Don’ts of your culture. Think about it.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Let’s love our cultural heritage, embrace it, educate the young ones about it, so that we can push it to the next and next generations, so that it doesn’t fade away, it’s our identity. But first let’s take time and learn about it because we can’t teach what we don’t know.
I appeal to you to teach your children, so that they have what to transfer to the next generation. Young people let’s open up to learn our cultures and Let’s sustain our culture for the future generations, let’s refuse to watch our Cultures fade away.
I don’t know my culture very well so I commit to learning it, and I sure will have to teach my children their culture it’s their birth right, hope your planning to do the same.
“Apwoyo” It means thank you in Lwo. Till then estimated readers.
Disclaimer! I enjoy spending time with people alot especially family and friends.
Although, I must say that my best moments are when am alone with myself, so if am in a room with me, reading a book or anything, writing, listening to music, watching movies and chatting on social media, are my best moments since I love spending time alone, I have no problem being alone. Which makes me an introvert, I don’t like being in a large group of people for so long it irritates me especially when am not really doing anything much there, I can spend a day alone without talking to anyone and feel so normal plus it makes me think a lot and plan.
So a close friend of mine says that I have some Choleric characteristics in me, I can’t argue because it’s possible for a person to have two temperaments but obviously, one has to be more dominant and since am more of an introvert melancholic dominants over Choleric. Well with all that said, it introduces us to the last series on temperaments basically talking about the various Combinations which are likely in temperaments, following the various temperaments and what they look like when they are combined together.
Once you have identified your “primary temperament” and the temperament that is a close second for you, then your ready to see how the two temperaments look when joined together, so your “primary temperament” will be listed first. For example, if your primary temperament is a Sanguine and your runner-up temperament is a Choleric, they would be listed as “San/Chol”, your primary Temperament comes first so let’s continue and see.
San/Chol, is the strongest “extrovert” of all the blends because both types are extroverted. They are people- oriented and enthusiastic but with the resolutions of the Choleric tempering the lack of organization of the Sanguine, is almost always a sports enthusiast. They can talk too much and can be obnoxious if threatened, the forgetfulness of the Sanguine and the caustic nature of the Choleric may make them hurtful without realizing it. San/Mel, they are highly emotional people whose moods can fluctuate from highs to lows and back again quickly, the Sanguine’s outgoing nature often allows the Melancholy’s critical nature to surface too easily. It is very easy for a San/Mel to “get down” on themselves, and to realize their potential, it is best that they work with others. San/Phleg, the overpowering outgoing nature of the Sanguine is tempered by the gracious Phlegmatic, these are extremely happy and carefree individuals who live to help people, they would not purposely hurt anyone but they must fight a lack of workplace motivation, they would rather visit than work.
Chol/San, is the second strongest extrovert who is an active and purposeful individual, they are almost fearless and have high levels of energy, whatever the profession, their brain is always active and engaged, their weaknesses combine the quick anger of the Sanguine with the resentment of the Choleric. They get AND give ulcers, they may leave people (including spouse and children) shell shocked and resentful because of his angry outbursts. Chol/Mel, they are very industrious and capable, they are both industrious and detailed, combines verbal aggressiveness with sharp attention to detail. They are very competitive and forceful, they can be autocratic and opinionated with work habits that keep after details until the job is completely finished, they find interpersonal relationships difficult due to the hard-to-please nature of the Choleric and the perfectionistic nature of the Melancholy. Chol/Phleg, is the most subdued of the outgoing temperaments, they are extremely capable in the long run though they may not impress you that way at first, they organized and a good planner, they often gets more accomplished than other temperaments because they always thinks in terms of enlisting others to help him. His weaknesses include a tendencyto quietly harbor bitterness rather than letting it out, acknowledging weaknesses is difficult for them and they tend to worry about their performance in life activities.
Phleg/San, is the easiest to get along with being congenial, happy, and people-oriented, they make excellent administrators and other jobs that involve getting along with people. He may lack motivation and discipline and may fall short of his true capabilities. Phleg/Chol, is the most active of the introverts but they will never be a ball of fire, they can be an excellent counselor because they are active listeners, practical, helpful and patient, they may lack motivation and may become stubborn if threatened. They may also have a tendency toward being sedentary and passive, need to be around other people as they are externally motivated. Phleg/Mel, is gracious, quiet, does the proper thing and are dependable, they wobble between patience and criticism and may tend toward negativism. They can be afraid of over extending themselves so may avoid involvement in a group.
Mel/San, they are detailed and organized, the Melancholy is tempered by the outgoing and warm Sanguine, they do make excellent teachers as they are organized side is well versed in the facts and the Sanguine side makes them enjoyable to listen to, if they go into sales it will be sales that calls for exacting detail and the presentation of many facts. They are emotional people from being moved to tears to being critical and hard on others, both temperaments can be fearful which may make this an insecure person with a poor self image. Mel/Chol, are both perfectionist and drivers which may lead them into law or medicine, they mix decisiveness and determination, because of the critical nature of the Melancholy they may be very difficult to please. If they become negative about someone or something it will have a tendency to stay with them for a long time, their combination can lead them to “nit- pick” others and be revengeful to those they have a grudge against. Mel/Phleg, these are often teachers and scholars, they are not as prone to hostility as other Melancholy blends and combine analysis with organization, they make excellent accountants and bookkeepers. Unfortunately he can become easily discouraged and may be susceptible to fear and anxiety, they may become uncooperative because of stubborn, rigid tendencies.
In conclusion, as we end these series of temperaments, I have found out that am an introvert Mel/Chol, what are you dear readers please find out so that you get to understand yourself more, so that your relation with others becomes easy. (http://www.selfgrowth. com/articles/Warfield2.html)
Thanks a lot for reading, and following all through, hope it has helped you try to discover yourself. Stay tuned in for more, for now we are going to continue with the Purpose driven life series. Stay blessed!
Happy New week my estimated readers, I hope you’ll well! Are you putting Jesus at the center of your life? So we are continuing with our book the Purpose driven life, for those just joining in your very welcome, today we are going to day five and six, as usual an thrilled to share with you, hope your learning a thing or two.
Day 5: Seeing Life From God’s View.
We don’t See things as they are, we see them as we are.
What is your life?
On this day Rick says, the way you see your life shapes your life, how you define your life determines your destiny, your perspective will influence how you invest your time, spend your money, use your talents and time and value your relationships. One of the best ways to understand other people is to ask them, “How do you see your life?”, You will discover that there are as many different answers to that question as there are people, some say it’s a puzzle, a journey, a dance, among others. People have said “Life is a carousel: sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down and sometimes you just go round and round. If I asked how you picture life, what image would come to your mind?, That image is your life metaphor, it’s your description of how life works and what your expect from it. Your unspoken life metaphor influences your life more than you realize, it determines your expectations, your values, your relationships, your goals and your priorities. For instance, if you think life is a party, your primary value in life will be having fun, if you see life as a race, you will value speed and will probably be in a hurry much of the time, What is your view of life? You may be basing your life on a faulty life metaphor, to fulfill the purpose God made you for, you will have to challenge conventional wisdom and replace it with the biblical metaphor.
Don’t conform yourself to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able and I know the will of God.
He continues and says, the Bible offers three metaphors that teach us God’s View of life, which are life is a test, a trust and life is a temporary assignment, these ideas are the foundation of purpose driven life. Life On Earth Is a Test, this life metaphor is seen in stories throughout the Bible, God continually tests people’s character, truth, obedience, love, integrity and loyalty. Character is both develop and revealed by tests and all of life is a test, you are always being tested, we don’t know all the tests God will give you. God wants you to pass the tests of life so he never allows the tests you facw to be greater than the grace he gives you to handle them. Everytime your pass a test God notices and makes plans to reward you in eternity. Life on Earth is a Trust, the second metaphor everything we enjoy is to be treated as a trust that God has placed in our hands, the first job God gave humans was to manage and take care of God’s stuff on Earth as good stewards.
Day 6: Life Is a Temporary Assignment.
Lord, remind me how brief my time one earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered and that my life is fleeing away.
I am here on Earth for just a little while.
Warren says, life on earth is a temporary assignment, the Bible is full of metaphors that teach about the brief, temporary, transient nature of life, to make the best use of your life, you must never forget two truths. First, compared with eternity, life is extremely brief. Second, earth is only a temporary residence. You won’t be here long, so don’t get too attached, ask God to help you see life on earth as he sees it. David prayed, “Lord, help me to realize how brief my time on earth will be. Help me to know that I am here for but a moment more.” Your identity is in eternity, and your homeland is heaven, when you grasp this truth, you will stop worrying about “having it all” on earth, the Bible is clear “Friends, this world is not your home, so don’t make yourselves cozy in it. Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul.”
God warns us to not get too attached to what’s around us because it is temporary, the fact that earth is not our ultimate home explains why, as followers of Jesus, we experience difficulty, sorrow, and rejection in this world. It also explains why some of God’s promises seem unfulfilled, some prayers seem unanswered, and some circumstances seem unfair. This is not the end of the story, in order to keep us from becoming too attached to earth, God allows us to feel a significant amount of discontent and dissatisfaction in life, longings that will never be fulfilled on this side of eternity. We’re not completely happy here because we’re not supposed to be! Earth is not our final home, we were created for something much better. You will never feel completely satisfied on earth, because you were made for more, you will have happy moments here, but nothing compared with what God has planned for you. Realizing that life on earth is just a temporary assignment should radically alter your values, Eternal values, not temporal ones, should become the deciding factors for your decisions, remember that you are not home yet, at death you won’t leave home, you’ll go home.
All that is not Eternal is eternally useless.
As we remember that life is a test, a trust, and atemporary assignment, let me rest at that today. Thank you for indulging.
Hey most beloved of the most high! How can I describe a God that’s Indescribable, how can I explain a love that’s Unexplainable a song by William Macdowell, I love his music alot in fact I always listen to it, as I was in my peace reading a book yesterday this song was softly playing in the background. I love listening to music playing softly in the background as I read, I was thinking we can’t describe God but he knows us inside out, why don’t we allow him take control of everything in our lives because he made us, he knows what’s best for us always, Think about it.
Well that was just food for thought as we penetrate through today’s topic, my major focus today is about the different types of temperaments, am picking up from where I drop it last time. Again am going to ask do you know your temperament? There are four types of temperaments which are divide into two which we all hear about but my major focus will be on the rearly talked about four; which includes Sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic.
The Sanguine’s are extroverted and referred to as “the talkers”. They are expressive in personality, desire influence, and being enthusiastic with people in expressing thoughts with excitement and being the center of attention, Sanguine is sociable and charismatic, generally warm-hearted, pleasant, lively, optimistic, creative, compassionate, and outgoing. They are cheerful, easily attracts others and makes friends, inspires others to work and join in the fun, sincere at heart, always a child, creative and colorful, possesses energy and enthusiasm, loves people, is a great volunteer, thrives on compliments, and doesn’t hold grudges. The Sanguine likes to talk alot, struggles with completing tasks, chronically late and tends to forget their obligations, bases their decisions primarily on feelings. Sanguines their homes are often disorganized, and the only time you find everyone silent is when they are sleeping! Sanguine people usually possess high amounts of energy, so they often seem restless and spontaneous, the Bible characters that seem to best fit the characteristics of a Sanguine are King David and Peter
The Choleric is the strongest of the extroverted temperaments, and is sometimes referred to as a “Type A” personality, “the doer”, they are hard driving individual known for accomplishing goals, they have a lot of aggression, energy, and passion, they try to instill it in others. Dominant in personality Cholerics desire control, and are best at jobs that demand strong control and authority, and require quick decisions and instant attention. The Choleric is the most insensitive, they systematize everything, are all about independence, and donot do well in a subordinate positions. They are goal oriented and have a wonderful focus as they work, they do not trust easy, they need to investigate the facts on their own, relying on their own logic and reasoning. Negatively, they are bossy, domineering, impatient, can’t relax, quick tempered, easily angered, unsympathetic, enjoy arguments, too impetuous, and can dominate people of other temperaments, especially the phlegmatic types. The Bible characters that seem to best fit the characteristics of a Choleric are the apostle Paul, James, Martha and Titus.
Then my temperament those who know me can relate and those that don’t know me just take a simple lesson of me, Melancholic are introverted and thoughtful. Melancholies are referred to as “the thinker.” their analytical personality’s desire caution and restraint, best at attending to details and in analyzing problems too difficult for others, they tend to be deep-thinkers and feelers who often see the negative attributes of life, rather than the good and positive things. They are self-reliant and independent and get wholly involved in what they are doing. Melancholies can be highly creative in activities such as art, literature, music, healthcare and ministry, and can become preoccupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world, they long to make a significant and lasting difference in the world. Melancholies usually have a high degree of perfectionist tendencies, especially in regards to their own lives or performance. They are serious, purposeful, analytical, musical, artistic, talented, creative, self-sacrificing, idealistic, philosophical, and hold themselves to a very high standard, they tend to be highly organized, schedule oriented, economical, tidy, neat, detail conscious, finish what they start. Sadly, many Melancholies are also victims of deep bouts of depression that come from great dissatisfaction, disappointment, hurtful words or events. Melancholy personalities are people who have a deep love for others, while usually holding themselves in contempt, in short, melancholies take life very seriously(too much so sometimes) and it often leaves them feeling blue, helpless or even hopeless. They are extremely loyal in friendships. Most melancholies have a low self- image, are inclined toward depression, think “self-promotion” is tacky, are continually into “fixingthemselves”, are notoriously “guilty” (they have an over-active conscious), and tend to worry much too often about their health. The Bible characters that seem to best fit the characteristics of a Melancholy are Moses and Abraham.
“if you have a Melancholy for a friend, you have a friend for life”
The Phlegmatic temperament people are relaxed and quiet, ranging from warmly attentive to lazily sluggish. They are referred to as “the watcher”, they are best in positions of unity and mediation, and solid in positions that desire steadiness, avoids conflict, inoffensive, quiet but witty, greeable and intuitive. Though they are very peaceful, patient and adaptable, they tend to be reluctant, indecisive and a worrier. They are wonderful at gathering facts, classifying them, and seeing the relationship between them, basically, they are good at generalizing, seeing the bigger picture, and reading between the lines. They are accepting, affectionate, frequently shy, and often prefer stability to uncertainty and change. Because they are fearful, indecisive and hesitant of things in life, they have a compromising nature. Phlegmatics often worries about everything, they want to know other people’s deepest feelings and strive to build intimate attachments with just about everyone in their lives, they are interested in cooperation and interpersonal harmony, and this is why they preserve their family ties and friendships. They could be described as considerate, charitable, sympathetic, trusting, warm, calm, relaxed, consistent, rational, curious, and observant, this makes them good administrators. The Phlegmatic temperament is deemed to be a neutral temperament, the Bible characters that seem to best fit the characteristics of a Phlegmatic are Joseph, Timothy and Barnabas.
Well, my dear readers this has been so long, but we have finally come to a conclusion for today, till next time as I come back with the last series on temperaments.
Thank you for tuning in and reading. Stay blessed.
The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award within the blogging community given to bloggers by their peers. It inspires and spreads positivity through their blogs. I was nominated by Baluka Hannah Stacey an amazing blogger, I love her Writings. You can check out her blog here https://balukahannahstacey.wordpress.com I
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How is your relationship with God. This is the most challenging question, well, my relationship with God is fair, because I feel it’s not where it should be, I mean at a point where I completely depend on God. But I read the bible, try to fellowship with my fellow Christians, watch videos of people who speak about God, I love listening to Priscilla Shirer and I try to do the right things though it ain’t easy, for we all sin and fall short of God’s glory.
Where do you see yourself five years from now? I see myself spreading the love of God, through any platform that God will put me on. What am sure of is I always want to spread genuine love to others so that they are transformed.
What is your take on Relationships in this generation? Well, this depends on what type of relationship that we are talking about, but generally, in this generation there are a few people with genuine love for others(mankind) and relationships have to built on love. This is simply because people have become so much lovers of material gains, which makes them to only love people for what they can give. Yet relationships are supposed to be built on unconditional love, since to love is to protect. That’s why the greatest commandment according to christ is love. If you truly love someone you can’t hurt them no matter what.
How many children would you love to have? It will also depend on my future husband, but I want minimum of Three and maximum of four.
Do you think couples dating have sex, kiss or even cuddle? Well all this comes with self control, we are human beings who are naturally weak. And I think, one thing leads to the other, Cuddling leads to kissing and sex. Young women of Jerusalem, swear to me that you will not awaken love or arouse love before its proper time! (Songs of Solomon 8:4).
Favourite color? I love pink with all of my life. My friends say am a girly girl, because of pink. A friend of mine calls me pinky.
If you would ask one thing from God,what would it be? I always ask and will always ask for God’s presence in my life. Without God am nothing, completely nothing.
What has been your worst experience in lockdown? Well, it was when the president of Uganda refused online exams, yet UCU my University was planning to administer online exams. It was sad since I just wanted the semester to officially get done.
What was your dream job when a kid? I have always wanted to become a lawyer, always.
What countries have you been to? I have only been to Uganda for now.
Advice to me? My advise is going to be in a song I love music. Well I know that you are Christian, as Christians we are supposed to put God at the center of everything but we always put him aside and try to do things ourselves which of course we can’t. My advise is that you must al put God at the center of everything. The song goes Jesus at the center of it all from beginning to the end it has always been it will all be you jesus, by William Macdowell. Listen to it.
Hello to everyone reading from all the different corners of the world! Your very much welcome to today’s series on the purpose driven, let’s pick up from where we ended last time. Well you’ll this is the second review and it’s a continuation, as I said last time that, I will be coming in with two chapters per series today am talking about day three and four, just plug in.
“the man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder _ a waif, a nothing, a no man.”
Day 3: What Drives Your Life. Rick starts this day, by saying that Everyone, absolutely everyone’s life is driven by something, I don’t know what drives you but what am sure of is that you surely have a drive. Drive is to guide, control or direct according to the dictionary. What is the driving force in your life? right now you may be driven by a problem, pressure, or a deadline among others. Warrens goes ahead to discuss the five major things that drives many people which includes the following;. 1. Many People are Driven by Guilt. He says that, they spend their entire lives running from regrets and hiding their shame, Guilt-driven people are manipulated by memories, they allow the past to control their future. For example, when Cain sinned, his guilt disconnected him from God’s pressure and God said, “You will be a restless wanderer on the earth”. God’s purpose is not limited by your past, he turned a murderer named Moses into a leader, and a coward named Gideon into courageous hero, and he can do amazing things with the rest of your life too. Get rid of your guilt and turn it unto God dear friend.
2. Many People are Driven by Resentment and Anger. On this, he says that, such people hold on to hurts and never get over them, instead of releasing the pain through forgiveness they rehearse it over and over in their mind, resentment always hurts you more than the person you resent. Your past is past, nothing will change it, your only hurting yourself with bitterness, for your own sake, learn from it, let it go and move on please. 3. Many People are Driven by Fear. Rick says that, fear may be as a result of a traumatic experience, unrealistic expectations, growing up in a high-control home, or even genetic predisposition, fear-driven people often miss great opportunities because they’re afraid to venture out they play it safe and avoid risk. Fear is self imposed prison that will keep you from becoming what God intends for your to be. You must move against it with the weapons of faith and love
4. Many People are Driven by Materialism. Here he says that, people’s desire to acquire becomes the whole goal of their lives, this drive to always want more based on the misconception that having more will make me more happy, possession only provide temporary happiness. Real security and happiness can only be found in that which can never be taken from you, which is your relationship with God. 5. Many People are Driven by the Need for Approval. Many youths are victims of this, they allow the expectations of parents, spouses, teachers or friends control their lives, many adults are still trying to earn the approval of unpleasable parents, others are driven by peer pressure. Unfortunately, those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it, nothing matters more than knowing God’s purpose for your life and nothing can compensate for not knowing them. Without a purpose, life is a motion without meaning, without direction an event without reason. Without a purpose life is pointless.
Rick Warrens also talks about, The Benefits of Purpose Driven Living, which are also five and includes that following; 1. Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life, that is to say, we were made to have meaning, without God life has no purpose, without purpose life has no meaning, without meaning life has no significance or hope. 2. It simplifies your life, in other words it defines what you do and what you don’t do. 3. It focuses your life, this concentrates your efforts on what is important, you become effective by being selective. 4. It motivates your life, he says that, purpose always produces passion, nothing energizes like a clear purpose friends. 5. It prepares you for eternity. This is the end of Day 3, Let’s go on to Day 4.
” I observed that the basic motive for success is the driving force of envy and jealousy!”
“surely God wouldn’t have created such a being as man to exist only for a day! No no, man was made for immortality.”
Day 4: Made to Last Forever. I don’t know about you but this statement makes my heart jump with joy, Rick says, this life is not all there is, life on earth is just the dress rehearsal before the real production, you will spend far more time on the other side of death in eternity, than you will here. This life is preparation for the next, at most you will live a hundred years on earth, but you will spend forever in eternity, you are made to last forever. You have an inborn instinct that longs for immortality, this is because God designed you in his image, to live for eternity. One day your heart will stop beating, that will be the end of your body and your time on earth, but it will not be the end of you, your earthly body is just a temporary residence for your spirit. The Bible calls your earthly body a “tent”, but refers to your future body as a “house”.
“God has….planted eternity in the human heart”
As I end for today my readers, I want to remind you that you matter so very much to God he loves you and he knows the purpose that he made you for. Just ask him he will definitely show you your purpose.
Thank you for reading my blog. Your welcome to read the next review on Monday. Tomorrow I will come in with continuation of temperaments. Love you! Stay blessed.
Hope you’ll well in this current lock down situation all over the world! Many of the answers for human behavior can be found in people’s temperaments or personalities. Well, with that said, let me open my today’s focus which is basically on, what temperaments are? Do you know your temperament? It may sound normal but I urge you to get to know what your temperament/personality is, it will help you understand why you behave the way that you do.
“there are “reasons” for everything we do as human beings, though it is often difficult for us to understand why we think like we think, feel like we feel, or act like we acting life”
Dr. D. W. Ekstrand.
Knowing your temperament will help you understand your different behaviors and feelings, a genetic explanation of human“Temperaments” or “ Personalities” is that all of us have been born with genetically inherited “behavioral tendencies” that are as much a part of our DNA as is the color of our hair, so our human behavior is shaped equally by our environment and by our DNA. Thus, all of us as human beings have been hard-wired by our Creator and we have all been impacted by the world around us.
Highly extroverted Personalities like the Choleric and Sanguine personality-types are more “out-going,” more sociable, and more comfortable in a crowd, even standing out in a crowd, they are highly relational beings. While highly introverted Personalities like the Melancholy and Phlegmatic personalities are more shy and“reserved”and feel anxious about being in crowd, especially at being singled-out in a crowd, unlike extroverts these are very organizational beings, some people call them the perfectionist.
All that said, you have to know that all human beings have a degree of each of these four personality types within them, though each person will definitely test out higher in one,with another being a close second. No individual only possesses one personality type, and most of us have a very strong secondary temperament. Whatever your temperament or personality is, God is the one who has given you the abilities and sensitivities that you possess, and He has given those things to you for a purpose, that you might faithfully work at developing them and using them in His service.
You Should take one of the personality tests available today, you would discover that you possess dominant characteristics in a couple of the temperaments, and each kind of personality has a general characteristic associated with it. I would love to stop here and pick it up next time with more description of the temperaments in depth. Thank you for joining in today, hope you have taken a thing or two.
Till tomorrow as I come in with the purpose driven life. Lots of love, stay blessed.