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Begin With the End in Mind

Begin With the End in Mind

One of my favorite books is the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven Covey. It is a book about personal effectiveness, and I have tried to incorporate many of the principles from the book into my life. One of my favorite principles from the book is to Begin...
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...
Blessed to Be a Blessing

Blessed to Be a Blessing

Many of us struggle to figure out our purpose in life. We long to live full, meaningful lives, but our reality often falls short. We might feel like we’re just going through the motions. Or, we might work really hard at something we thought would bring us meaning...
Leave Your Cell Phone Plugged In

Leave Your Cell Phone Plugged In

I’ve been getting frustrated with myself lately. Staying at home with the COVID-19 shelter-in-place rules, I have found myself getting more distracted by things like email, checking social media, and reading the news. I find myself reacting to things in my...
Don’t Feel Too Much Pressure to Find God’s Will

Don’t Feel Too Much Pressure to Find God’s Will

I was talking with a student awhile back at a conference, and she was feeling some anxiety about her future and what she should do with her life. She was just getting started in a counseling graduate program, and although she was excited, she wasn’t sure what kind of...
3 Lessons from the Rajneeshees

3 Lessons from the Rajneeshees

My wife and I just finished watching a fascinating documentary called “Wild, Wild Country.” It follows the story of a cult called the Rajneeshees, who travel from India and settle in Antelope, Oregon, where they build a commune (basically a small town) from scratch....
How to Save Time on Email: Write Longer Emails

How to Save Time on Email: Write Longer Emails

Most of us spend a lot of time on email. At many of our workplaces, email is the primary mode of communication. We are on email constantly. Although extremely convenient, email can be challenging to navigate because it is very distracting. It takes our attention away...
How to Worry On Purpose

How to Worry On Purpose

Many of us struggle with worry and fear. The other night, I woke up in the middle of the night, worrying about a decision I had to make. It kept me from sleeping and I was frustrated about it. How can we work through our anxiety to live a life that is more at peace?...
Run Hard After Your Purpose

Run Hard After Your Purpose

At church the other day, we heard from a guest speaker, Ben Malcolmson, who is an assistant to Pete Carroll, coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Ben had an inspiring story, and the thread throughout the story was that he kept running hard after his purpose and didn’t give...
Find the Problem You Can Solve

Find the Problem You Can Solve

Most people shy away from problems. They don’t like them, so they try to avoid them. This is natural—we all have a tendency to avoid pain and discomfort when possible. However, if you want to be successful in life, you have to counteract this natural tendency to avoid...
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