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Positive Psychology & Scripture Part IX – Integrity

  INTEGRITY [Authenticity, Honesty]: Speaking the truth but more broadly presenting oneself in a genuine way and acting in a sincere way; being without pretense; taking responsibility for one’s feelings and actions SCRIPTURE Psalm 78:72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them. Proverbs 10:9 Whoever walks in integrity…

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Positive Psychology & Scripture Part VIII – Persistence

Persistence [perseverance, industriousness]: Finishing what one starts; persisting in a course of action in spite of obstacles; “getting it out the door”; taking pleasure in completing tasks SCRIPTURE Luke 18:1 [ The Parable of the Persistent Widow ] Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not…

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Positive Psychology & Scripture Part VII – Bravery

BRAVERY [Valor] Not shrinking from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain; speaking up for what is right even if there is opposition; acting on convictions even if unpopular; includes physical bravery but is not limited to it SCRIPTURE 1 Chronicles 12:21 They helped David against raiding bands, for all of them were brave warriors, and they…

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Postive Psychology & Scripture Part VI – Perspective

PERSPECTIVE [Wisdom] Being able to provide wise counsel to others; having ways of looking at the world that make sense to oneself and to other people SCRIPTURE Exodus 28:3 Tell all the skilled workers to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration, so…

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Positive Psychology & Scripture Part V: Love of Learning

LOVE OF LEARNING Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally; obviously related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the tendency to add systematically to what one knows. SCRIPTURE Proverbs 1:5 Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning…

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