Diving into Our Personalities & How It Affects Our Responses
“There are different activities, but the same God activates each gift in each person.” -1 Corinthians 12:6 HCSB
Listen in as Amy and Tammy reflect on how our personalities factor into the way we interact with the world around us. Discover which personality test(s) they’ve found the most useful and consistent and how our personality can influence our purpose.
Hear Amy’s informative break down of her favorite personality profile that’ll help you identify your own personality tendencies. You’ll recognize traits that can affect how you relate to others or to social situations. Amy and Tammy also share what they’ve learned about themselves, how it’s impacted their parenting, work habits, collaborations, and marriage.
Or, for those who struggle to see any good in themselves (wondering what they have to offer), Tammy shares one of her favorite profiles that encouraged and affirmed her by giving language to what she already knew about herself but didn’t have the vocabulary or framework for. This profile can give you an “Aha!” moment of clarity into why you think (or work) like you do.
Tune in on Thursday, March 28, at 12:30pm CST on graceandtruthradio.world to hear this episode live. Or download our podcast and listen to this episode the following Thursday.
Amy discusses The Myers Briggs Personality Indicator which dates back to the 1920’s and the work of Carl Jung. Developed by a mother/daughter team, (Kathryn Briggs and Isabel Meyers) The indicator began to be used in 1925 as a way to assist people in finding suitable work that matched their typing. Today, the indicator is still used in pr-marriage counseling, work environments, and as a parenting tool. Learn more here: The Myers Briggs Foundation.
Suggested Reading for The Myers Briggs: Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types by Keirsey/ Bates
Episode #7: Avoiding Burnout In The Busy
“Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.”-Mark 6:31 HCSB
How can we maintain margin and avoid burnout when life events come careening at us? What tangible ways can we carve out time for ourselves, put up boundaries, and find time to take a deep breath in the middle of a health crisis or an extremely busy season in our family’s life?
Amy and Tammy offer some insight (and some confessions) about how they strive to maintain balance as mothers, daughters of aging parents and as entrepreneurs.
We can’t all take a Caribbean cruise when life events hit us hard, but we can find margin, carve out a few moments or an hour for a cup of coffee, a car ride alone, or a long walk to rejuvenate, refocus, and re-enter our lives with fresh energy and perspective.
Tune in March 21st, 2019 on @graceandtruthradio.world at 12:30Pm CST, as Amy, and Tammy share how to prevent burnout and overwhelm when busy seasons threaten to damper our true purposes. Join us in a journey toward balance and perspective in this busy spring season.
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Episode #6: From Yo-Yo Dieter to Functional Medicine-How Bryn Hamilton Stopped “Eating” Her Emotions and Embraced a (Reluctant) Purpose in Leading Others toward Healthier Lives
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”-Romans 12:1 NIV
Having being trained and educated in traditional therapeutic nutrition, Bryn became a dietitian whose also struggled to understand the “why” behind her eating struggles. But when she took part in a group session with a psychologist as a nutritional consultant, an epiphany changed everything for her.
Listen in on Bryn’s journey out of the yo-yo lifestyle, how she discovered functional medicine, and how she now treats the root issue of disease as a dietitian . Learn what eating habits factored into the elevation of mood that positively impacted women she lead in a private group. And how we can’t serve others well if we aren’t serving ourselves well.
Tune in March 14th, on @graceandtruthradio.world at 12:30Pm CST, as Bryn, Amy, and Tammy share how taking care of our bodies can be an act of worship and how we can’t walk in our purpose when we are sick and tired. Hear how Bryn finally embraced a reluctant calling to be a “me too” source of hope and encouragement to others as she leads them (and herself) into wholesome lives and mindsets. Join us in a journey toward a more vibrant you–a you that has the energy to fully embrace your (sometimes reluctant) purpose.
Episode #5: Girrrl, Take Your Harness Off
“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” —From the Message, Galatians 5:1
And that “anyone”can include our self. Some seasons or days (or hours), we need to contend for our freedom, fighting the good fight over our soul.
What we believe about ourselves is the life we live out. Some lies are obvious—as apparent as the nose on our face. But what about the secret lies we say about ourselves? How do we root those weeds out especially when they’ve been planted as a normal part of our inner landscape?
Listen in, on @graceandtruthradio.world at 12:30Pm CST, as Amy and Tammy talk about the lies we’ve believed, how they broke free, and their (sometimes daily) journey in maintaining it. Hear how Amy struggled to embrace her beloved-ness and what became her turning point in grasping the depths of God’s love (and freedom) for her. Tune in as Tammy shares how one small group of women, a bible study, and a short drive home revealed the mystery of a familiar deception.
Episode #4: How to Not Lose Yourself When Waiting
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Have you ever found yourself in a waiting period that seems to go on forever? A time where you feel like a toddler in the backseat of a car asking, “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” This stage of winter can feel a lot like that.
Waiting has a way of stripping our identity down to us and God–alone. It can be a time of giving ourselves permission to grieve a loss or change. We don’t usually volunteer to wait–especially when that time overextends its stay in our life. But we can find this season allows for rest. We don’t control the time frame. However, we can choose to live in the right now’s of our season.
Listen in as Amy talks about shifting identities in her transition of adult children and the awkward dance of rediscovering her role as a Mom, a wife, and a woman. And hear how Tammy realized the importance (and vanity) of her address when her family moved into a “shack” on their farm and it was a catalyst in finding her true identity in Christ.
This originally aired on Thursday at 12:30pm CST at graceandtruthradio.world .
Writing was therapeutic during Tammy’s waiting season and here are 8 Additional Things She Learned While Writing Her First Book.
Amy finds peace in the kitchen creating new dises and celebrating passed-down family recipes as she transitions into being an empty-nester. Here are a few of her favorites:
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Episode #3: When a Hard Season Sucker Punches You
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How do you live in a season where you can’t see the path in front of you? How do you overcome when mountainous burdens suddenly crash upon your soul like a tsunami, sweeping you out to (what appears to be) an endless ocean of winter?
What does it look like to give up your dream only to land in your darkest valley? Or to have ovarian cancer and have a baby in one fell swoop? And where might the critical tools or desperate encouragement be found in times when life’s crisis blinds you with the darkness of overwhelm, struggle, and sheer survival?
Listen in as Tammy and Amy share about giving up dreams and fighting for the lives that they never imagined they’d have to surrender. Join them as they talk about the hard moments, what exactly they learned, how it changed them, and what they could see (looking back) once they reached the other side.
Then come back on February 28h, Thursday, 12:30pm CST, at graceandtruthradio.world as they share about the dreaded silence of waiting in a winter season. A time when nothing is happening and God feels the furthest away. Discover the hidden gems of such a season and why we need them.
When listening to today’s episode, Feb 21st, find these stories at the below time markers:
2:09 The first public speaking engagement when Amy and Tammy first shared their darkest hour, as joint speakers
3:07 When Amy first learned of her cancer diagnosis and the fine line between life and death of ovarian cancer while pregnant
5:27 Amy reveals the inner struggles of a cancer patient as a new mother undergoing chemo
8:05 What exactly is life like after cancer is removed
8:50 How long did it take for Amy to make a full recovery where she felt herself again and what hard emotions emerged during that time?
13:49 What does it take to give up a dream? Tammy shares how her family sacrificed a dream only to find themselves in one of the hardest seasons of their life
15:57 Tammy describes the horrible conditions of living with a hoarder
16:59 Never understanding the “grumbling” of the Israelites, Tammy comes face-to-face with her own “Eygpt” and grumbling
19:17 How did Tammy’s journey of taking care of her dying grandmother evolve into writing being her refuge?
20:36 And looking back, what gifts did Tammy learn during such a season?
22:08 What benefits can we all see (in hindsight) after a hard sucker-punching season of the soul?
24:26 And what power do we gain from such winters?
Listen in as Amy and Tammy share these times change us and how it can also benefit the Kingdom.
Where Amy’s poem “I Am a Cancer Patient” can be found
Tammy’s resources for struggling during one of her biggest valleys, The Pursuit of God, by AW Tozer:
The Purpose of Man: Designed to Worship, by AW Tozer
Episode #2: There is No Expiration on Getting Started
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Getting started is not based on how “good” you are or how young you are or how wise you are (although, that definitely helps). It is not even based on how able you are. When God calls you to start, He takes you just as you are, right now. You don’t have to wait for that “magical” time whether it be January or a Monday or some other fairy-tale hour. You do not even have to be comfortable. In fact, what you’re planning on doing might seem near impossible. Most times, getting started on something entirely new will stretch you.
Listen in on how Amy moved past her negative self-labels to finally do the one thing she challenged herself in 2019. And learn about Tammy’s realization that God was asking her to revisit something she’d long ago given up. And hear how your own purpose does not expire with God but how it also does not always fit into our neat-n-tidy timelines.
Join us on February 14th, Thursday at 12:30pm CST on graceandtruthradio.world as we share how the people in the Bible (who seem like bolder characters than us) had to also start from square one. And how those characters do not look any different than you or me.
The Going Scared Podcast with Jessica Honegger
In each episode of The Going Scared Podcast, Jessica walks you through what it looks like to move through your fears toward a life of impact and meaning. Join Jessica and change-makers from around the world and from your backyard for a bi-weekly conversation that will motivate and encourage you. Ready to make your move?
How to stand firm in who God says you are when you feel like a phony
“As people created to join God in his mission to the world, we must confront the Imposter Syndrome at its core. We all have a purpose God intentionally designed for us to live out: ‘For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago’ (Eph. 2:10). ” –by Stephanie O’Brien, Christianity Today
“The core problem isn’t that you feel bad about yourself. The core problem is this: Imposter syndrome is a distraction from action.” by Sharon Hodde Miller at Propel Women
Amy’s running plan: Go from 0 to half-marathon in 19 weeks:
Episode #1: How Beginnings Can Come Unexpected
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New beginnings can happen from the unlikeliest of places or situations. At times, we may be stretched beyond our comfort zones. Or other times, we may be clueless about what is just around the corner. Either way, beginnings can catch us by surprise.
This Thursday, February 7th, we share how we met and how we never would’ve guessed where our friendship would lead. You’ll hear about the journey that eventually brought us to do radio and podcasting. A multi-collaborative journey that might’ve terrified or overwhelmed us had we known, after the first meeting, the things we would end up doing the last several years.
Learn how God might be using your current season as a starting point for something new (to you). Listen in as we share how God prepares the way ahead of our beginnings. And how you too can be surprised by the path that God has prepared for you.
Then join us the following Thursday, Feb. 14th, at 12:30 CST on graceandtruthradio.world as we share about how February (or any month for that matter) can be the new January– in our episode titled: There is No Expiration Date on Starting.
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We don’t always know, ahead of time, how God is preparing the way for new beginnings.–From Podcast #1