Thanks for visiting my blog! My goal is to build an encouraging community where we can grow together into deeper relationships with the Lord, ourselves, and each other. I’m glad to have you joining me on this journey.
I started this blog back in 2013, and in 2018 I finally settled on a name: Like An Anchor. I chose this name because anchors connect ships to firm ground beneath them, keeping the vessel from drifting with the changing waters. A defining belief in God does much the same thing for us. When we capture a vision for why God created us and who we are in Him, we can drop anchor in that identity and ride out the waves of life. You can learn more about my faith by clicking here.
With that foundation, we’re ready to go on to live our lives with the courage and vulnerability needed to connect with other people. We can learn to see other people through God’s eyes because we’re anchored in the identity He is helping us create for ourselves.
Personality type theory (specifically Myers-Briggs) is my favorite tool for understanding ourselves and other people. I started studying Myers-Briggs types in high school and I’ve found this typology system an excellent companion for a journey of self-discovery and identity formation.
I’m a homeschool graduate with a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University. I graduated summa cum laude in 2012 with research distinction and with minors in creative writing and studio art. While in school my fiction, creative non-fiction, and academic writings won first and second place awards in the Florence B. Allen competition. I also presented my research on 18th century literature twice at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
My interest in personality types began in high school. Though I’m not a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner, I’ve been studying type psychology for aover 10 years and love encouraging other people to learn about themselves and reach their full potential. Much of my work on this blog is a product of that passion.
I currently work as a freelance writer and blogger (see below for more info). When not writing, I love baking cheesecakes, reading books, puttering around in my garden of 80+ daylily hybrids, and belting out Broadway show tunes. I live in the midwestern United States.
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My non-fiction work has appeared in web and print publications including eHow, SFGate, Living Education, Femnista, and Boundless.org. I’ve also self-published two e-books: The INFJ Handbook and God’s Love Story. Here are links to some of my articles:
- Kingwood Connections: Cutting Flowers and Collecting Grandmothers. GreenPrints, Autumn 2019.
- Teaching Your Students To Find Their Flow. Living Education, Spring 2017
- Walking Across Sea World. Encouraging Dads Project, January 2017
- Fear Leading: Anakin’s Turn to the Dark Side. Femnista, December 2016
- Becoming “Noble Harry”. Femnista, July 2016
- A Homeschooler’s Tips For College. Living Education, Fall 2015
- What to Do When an Unbeliever Wants to Date You. Boundless, January 2015
- Daylilies That Bloom All Summer Long eHow.com
- What Are Two Factors That Can Be Changed to Decrease Soil Erosion? SF Gate
If you’re curious about my fiction my website is MarisMcKay.com.