Recently I’ve been studying and meditating on Psalm 139:13-18. I’ve always thought this chapter referred to the marvelous way God created our bodies. While it does include our physical beings, after doing some word study I’ve come to realize it mostly refers to those “inward parts” that make up our unique personalities — the combination of thinking, […]
In order to live authentically and purposefully, it's important to know yourself—your true identity, value, and purpose as God uniquely designed and created you.
I’ve recently become acutely aware of the resistance we encounter when we try to change something in our lives. After all, change is always necessary when we learn our purpose and attempt to live it. The important thing to remember is that resistance doesn’t always mean we’re on the wrong track. In fact, the more […]
God seems to speak to me in themes, getting my attention by repeating the same concepts in different ways. Recently, the fact that God will make a way where there seems to be none — moving mountains and parting the sea, so to speak — has been prevalent. Even more recently, a follow-up concept hit me […]
“If your life were a sentence, how would it read? That is, if you simmered down your entire life into one short statement, just two clauses with a conjunction in the middle, what would it be?” When I read this question in Kari Patterson’s book Sacred Mundane: How to Find Freedom, Purpose, and Joy, I immediately […]
We’re told all lives matter, and they certainly do. But not everyone puts to use the talents, abilities, and opportunities they’ve been given. Down deep, everyone wants to live a life that matters. We all want to feel fulfilled. We all want to have something amazing to show for the years we’ve lived. A Parable […]
Everyone fails. That reality should free us, but it doesn’t. We believe too many lies that keep us from moving past failure to freedom: We believe our failure is unredeemable. We believe failure defines us. We believe it is unforgivable. We believe others caused it. We believe we have to live in the defeat of […]