It’s Monday With Joshua & Kerrie . . . Honesty About Self


Monday is our day to ramp it up and renew an element of living.  *We recommend this practice for individuals, couples, and families as well as organizations.  This practice serves who we are and what we do.

This week our conversation at the table is centered on learning to be honest about who we were, are, and will be. 

The thing is . . . it’s difficult to be honest . . . about imperfections and struggles in our perfection-success driven culture.


Dishonesty about our identity is an obstacle to living the best.  

It takes time, intention, and energy to honestly evaluate our identity in the past, present, and not-yet.   This evaluation is about “being” rather than “doing,” which can be difficult to sort through when we’re often identified by what we do.

Even so, this evaluation is essential to the growth of individuals, couples, families, organizations, and communities.

Best Practice

Evaluate your narrative.

  1. Does your narrative hold shame or blame?  If, so, look at those places first and do the work of forgiving self and others.
  2. Does your narrative include regret?  Let regret teach rather than oppress.  Determine what the learned lessons have been and what needs to be learned now.
  3. Does your narrative include specific struggles?  If, not, make time and give effort to face your hidden struggles.  Consider your struggles to be opportunities for growth. A struggle does not need to be a dead-end.  Struggles hold the potential of being a catalyst to connect with the more-of-God.

Enjoy the process of developing honesty about who you were, are, and will be.

There’s always more each and every day~Joshua & Kerrie

*Connect with  a life-coach, pastor, spiritual advisor, professional counselor, or trusted friend for direction, guidance, and wisdom. 

Joshua & Kerrie

Joshua & Kerrie are pastors, entrepreneurs, and co-developers of TableThink.

Joshua & Kerrie are in different seasons of life.  Joshua is in his first half of life; Kerrie is in her second.  Generational wisdom is a key piece of their best conversations with growth and contribution in the forefront.

Joshua is in the beginning years of his marriage with his wife, Louise.  Kerrie and her husband, Gregg, have been married for 42 years and have three children, two son-in-laws, and six grandchildren.  Joshua was born and raised in Arkansas.  He now lives in Oregon but says his Southern ways are ingrained within him.  Kerrie has always lived in the Pacific Northwest and loves everything about it, including rainy days.  Joshua has a passion for technology; he founded and oversees Joshua Lindley Consulting. Kerrie’s passion for serving people led her to becoming a registered nurse for a season, public speaking, and blogging.

Joshua & Kerrie invite everyone to take a seat at the table, ready and excited to learn from one another.  They  are passionate about what TableThink can be as they invest in the work with inspiration and innovation.  You are always welcome at TableThink’s virtual table.  You can connect by emailing:

TableThink’s Mission

It’s our mission to invest our time and energy in serving you with  inspiration and innovation to live the best in your exceptional life. 

TableThink’s Monday Rhythm, Routine, And Ritual 

  • Routine: A regular and fixed weekly best practice.
  • Rhythm: A sequenced pattern of living.
  • Ritual:  A set apart time and space for meaningful and sacred moments.

Monday is our day to ramp up and renew an element of living.  We recommend this practice for individuals, couples, and families as well as organizations.  This best practice serves who we are and what we do.

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