4 Signs You Aren't Living Your Life's Purpose

The idea of living your purpose might be a motivating force, but how can you tell if you are? Purpose comes in many forms: it presents itself in the moment, as opportunities to bring light and joy to the people and situations immediately around you. It unfolds in longer spans of time, defining periods of your life and your personal growth through challenges overcome and ambitions realized....more

What Happened When I Left My Comfort Zone

As I walked across the stage to receive my diploma, I was walking into the unknown. The sea of many thousand faces, with mine featured on the event center big screen, greeted me as I left familiarity. For the past four years I had known what to expect. Though life changes did occur, I would always resettle into my comfort zone....more

3 Pathways to Your Purpose that Might Actually be Crossroads: Passions, Vocation or Calling?

I believe passions are clues to purpose. But are they enough to accurately reveal and effectively pursue purpose? Ancient wisdom from Ecclesiastes tells us, “He has put thoughts of the forever in man’s mind, yet man cannot understand the work God has done from the beginning to the end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11, New Life Version). While you will never understand everything–the beginning to the end–in God’s mind, there is a piece of eternity carved out especially and uniquely for you. God intended that you ponder and question it so you would eventually discover and fulfill it....more

How Long Range Planning is Biblical and Necessary for Purpose

What's your long-range plan? Where do you see yourself in 3 years? 5 years? Sometimes, these questions seem trite because of overuse; but they are important questions because planning is necessary for fulfilling purpose. I recently looked back over what we achieved in 2015 and I am grateful; but I also realize that better planning could have helped us achieve more....more

Becoming My Best Self

Now that I am about to enter the last stretch of my first semester of college, I realized that I have spent a lot of time reflecting. Oftentimes I will find myself thinking about how college has changed me, and about what I have learned in my first semester. As I reflected on my journey, I realized that the weight of one of my most long-held concerns had been lifted over the course of the past few months. What was this concern?...more

It All Started With A Pie

We were watching Public Morals on television last week, and one of the characters was sitting on the tub in her teeny tiny apartment, crying because she felt trapped. She was genuinely sad. The Gina of the past could 100% relate. The present day Gina isn’t sad anymore. Even though I am constantly in search of my purpose, I’m happy. I’m happy with life. I’m happy with where my kids are in their lives. I’ve become more accepting of me and who I am and that makes me happy. I’m just happy and happy is good....more

Live Like it Matters

“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper, he should sweep streets, even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street-sweeper who did his job well.”    Martin Luther King, Jr....more

Find Your Purpose

We all ponder the thoughts of life. Especially those of us that think a little bit more critically than others. At this point in time who must all know and understand that the mere fact we are here is because we have a "Purpose". Yes! That's right there is a marvelously reason for YOUR creation but the mystery of it all is up to YOU to find! Search your spirit deeply enough to find your calling. Once you find your calling then you find your purpose. Once you have master that then you ACT UPON IT! Your time is now!...more

Passion vs Purpose

Passion is defined as a "strong and barely controllable emotion". Purpose is "the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists". Do you know which one you're living with?...more

Sentiments

   I am a HORRIBLE procrastinator.  It's a very bad habit that I, unfortunately, posses.  It stagnates and destroys good intentions.  I have goals I've yet to accomplish because of my bad habit.  For some reason, turning 40 has forced me to reflect, realize some hard truths, and do inventory on the past 20+ years of my existence.  Like most of us, I'm no where near where I should be or where I want to be....more
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