Focus Within You, Part One

Two years ago, I captured today's photo in one of earth's magical places. On a smoky North Carolina mountaintop swathed in worship and prayer, a few hundred writers gathered to pursue their calling. Signs referred to the location as Ridgecrest, but I'm sure its true identity cannot be pronounced in the human…

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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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Purpose and its Shadow

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 Misshion, John Ortberg suggests a more disturbing result occurs when we miss our…

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Focus Up

Conferences inspire me toward excellence. I enjoy the environment of fellowship and encouragement at career, faith-centered, or women's events. My mind hungers to glean wisdom and fill its voracious appetite for learning. The ultimate goal of attendance, however, lies in the application. I must seize and implement the content to optimize my potential.…

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How Successful People Think

Dreams stir the air above our beds and glimmer on the horizon as we trudge through the workday. In all our weary struggles to make it from one day to the next, wishes of success linger in the back of our minds. We can glean from a myriad of sources, all…

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