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Why You Should Seek Out Problems

Why You Should Seek Out Problems

Most of us try to avoid or escape from our problems. I’m guilty of this as much as anyone. In my relationship with my wife, for example, I don’t like it when we’re having an argument. I want to keep the peace. In my work, I get frustrated when I’m facing a difficult...
4 Questions to Help You Live a Great Story

4 Questions to Help You Live a Great Story

Part of my job as a professor is to review manuscripts for academic journals. A journal editor sends me an article in my area of expertise, and it’s my job to give an opinion about whether or not the journal should publish the paper. I recently finished reviewing a...
How to Say No: 5 Key Strategies

How to Say No: 5 Key Strategies

Many of us struggle with saying no. For example, maybe your friend asked you to do something. You really don’t want to do it, but you feel bad saying no. Or maybe you were asked to volunteer for something at church or work. It’s not really in your area of purpose or...
What is God’s Will For My Life?

What is God’s Will For My Life?

A lot of us struggle to figure out God’s will for our lives. Maybe you’re in college, uncertain about what the future holds. Or maybe you’re considering a career change. You’re not feeling settled where you are at, and you’re wondering if God has something different...
Do What You Were Created to Do

Do What You Were Created to Do

Sometimes in life, it’s easy to get off track. There are so many things competing for our time and attention. Emails, social commitments, hobbies, volunteering at church, etc. How do we keep ourselves focused on what’s important? What IS important? What Was Important...
Stepping Forward Into Mission

Stepping Forward Into Mission

This blog post is Part 14 in a 14-part blog series on discovering and living your mission. (If you missed the previous posts, you can find Part 1 here.) We have covered a lot of ground in the past several posts. First, we talked about how to discover and clarify your...
Practice that Works

Practice that Works

This blog post is Part 13 in a 14-part blog series on discovering and living your mission. (If you missed the previous posts, you can find Part 1 here.) In the last few blog posts, we have explored some exercises to help us identify an area of expertise—the “how” part...
Exploring Stories of Accomplishment

Exploring Stories of Accomplishment

This blog post is Part 12 in a 14-part blog series on discovering and living your mission. (If you missed the previous posts, you can find Part 1 here.) In this blog post, we will discuss another exercise that can help you discover and clarify your mission and...
Let Your Life Speak

Let Your Life Speak

This blog post is Part 11 in a 14-part blog series on discovering and living your mission. (If you missed the previous posts, you can find Part 1 here.) In this blog post, I will walk you through an exercise that can help you discover your “how”: let your...
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