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Change is Hard (Even When It’s Good)

Change is Hard (Even When It’s Good)

This week, our Crossfit gym moved into a new building. It’s really nice—it’s a bigger space, it has heating and air conditioning, and the bathrooms and showers are a lot nicer. The new space is even closer to our home, so the drive is shorter. Tough to Leave Still,...
How to Find Your Purpose

How to Find Your Purpose

My pastor gave an interesting sermon awhile back on how to find your purpose in life. He shared something at the beginning that I wholeheartedly agree with—each of us was created by God for a purpose. It wasn’t an accident that you were created. We weren’t given the...
Don’t Take the Wine

Don’t Take the Wine

When we experience pain in our lives, our natural tendency is to avoid it. In a way, this makes sense. No one likes to feel pain, so why not do something to take the pain away? One problem with this way of doing life is that sometimes the things we do to avoid our...
You Are Not Your Number

You Are Not Your Number

One of the most frustrating things about the Enneagram (for me) is when people use it to put themselves in a box. “Oh, I’m a 6, I can’t do that.” “That’s so typical for a 1.” “That’s just the way he is—he’s a 9.” And so on. Locked into Your Personality The whole point...
Ask God INTO Your Trouble

Ask God INTO Your Trouble

There’s no way around it: we’re going through a difficult time right now. The COVID-19 virus has everyone on edge. There are serious health and safety concerns, as well as financial and job difficulties. We aren’t sure when things are going to turn around. Take Me Out...
The Core Struggles of Each Enneagram Type

The Core Struggles of Each Enneagram Type

Sometimes people struggle to discover their Enneagram number. When this happens, one thing that can be helpful is to look at the core struggles for each type. Sometimes we are more in tune with our pain than our strengths. Here is a description of the core struggles...
Our Thoughts Mediate the Experience of Suffering

Our Thoughts Mediate the Experience of Suffering

When we experience pain and suffering, we often look to an external cause to explain it. I’m upset because I didn’t get that job. I’m depressed because my girlfriend broke up with me. I’m anxious because the world is a dangerous place. Blaming our Suffering on...
Do You Still Want the $100 Bill?

Do You Still Want the $100 Bill?

I recently listened to a talk by Eugene Cho, and he shared something that was quite impactful for me. He held up a $100 bill in his hand, and asked the audience if they wanted it. Everyone said yes. Then he crumpled up the $100 bill, and asked the audience if they...
Kintsugi and Redeeming Our Pain

Kintsugi and Redeeming Our Pain

“The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway Sometimes life doesn’t go quite as we plan it. Perhaps you have experienced this in the past. Maybe you are experiencing it right now. For example, you might have had high...
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