Overcoming Your Shadow Mission

  What happens if I fail to fulfill my purpose in life? Dormant potential which exerts no impact on the world falls short of a fulfilling life, but does not seem to risk much. In his book, Overcoming Your Shadow Mission, John Ortberg suggests a more disturbing result occurs when we miss…

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New Year's Blueprint: Upgrade your Resolutions

We wrap the refuse and clutter of 2015 in plastic bags, walking our burdens to the curb in wee-hour darkness. We clench our fists on the regretted junk. Questions swirl in our heads as the heavy load weighs on our weary bodies. How could we have avoided these losses? Did we…

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Quest for Purpose

The last three blogs highlighted significance, priorities, and God-given dreams. These keys to abundant living relate to a common factor--purpose. How do I know what it is? What if my searches left me stranded in the same lost position where I began? If I feel a hint of potential destiny, how…

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Precious Distraction

The sanctuary's music and message fade the instant I see one. They snatch my attention from intimate conversations. Even the deepest gloom cannot hold my focus while these remain in view. The immediate and thorough captivation brings me no guilt. I'm convinced God designed infants to draw our attention. Though many ancient cultures…

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Dreams Beyond Common Notions

Children's sleighbell dreams dissolved from their slumber last night. Sugarplum visions faded before bedtime. A cacophony of wishes  from young lips and old circled the globe this season. The fortunate celebrated their satisfaction, while others clutched the pangs of unfulfillment on their way to bed. Seasonal anticipation shrivels with a turn…

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Buttercream Frosted Chocolate

I cherish my prayer walks. As I stroll, autumn sunlight glints through the oak branches overhead. The Lord holds my hand, as He often does. I snuggle against His arm and lean my heart onto His Spirit. He listens to me in a way no one else ever will. I love…

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