Playing Games: Games usually help me exercise my appetite for strategic thinking. Therefore, many of the games I play involve strategy. But since I have played these games for so long, I am starting to see them as as shallow way to pass time. I am starting to look for games with more depth and meaning (and I hope to create one). All that said, here are some of the games I have played recently:
Minecraft: Open world adventure
The freedom to create what you want makes this a relaxing game.
Clash Royale: Strategy/Action
Each game lasts less than 5 minutes. It's like a quick chess match, but simplified and more random.
The turn-based combat system has depth and challenge.
Splendor (board game)
Dominion (board game)
Reading: Reading also loads my mind up with new ideas. I prefer non-fiction, but love allergorical fiction. Visit the other pages of this site to see the books and resources I prefer under the "Bibliography" sections.
Learner: People who are especially talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to
continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
Focus: People who are especially talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make
the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.
Activator: People who are especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning
thoughts into action. They are often impatient.
Intellection: People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual
activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
Input: People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to
collect and archive all kinds of information.
Matt Pavlik is a licensed professional clinical counselor who wants to see each individual restored to their true
identity. He writes a weekly blog Christian Concepts with
thought-provoking messages to help people understand their God-given identity.
Matt became a Christian July 1991. He has more than 20 years of experience counseling individuals and couples at his
Christian counseling practice, New Reflections Counseling. He
has degrees in Counseling and Computer Science. Matt and his wife Georgette have been married since 1999 and have
four children. They attend Centerville Christian Fellowship.
Matt has enjoyed computer games since he was a child. He has a lifelong goal of integrating his understanding of computer science, professional counseling, and Christianity into a serious game.