10 Days To Purposeful Living


Why do we compare?

I was sitting in a meeting last week with a man I’d just met, and I noticed how cool he looked – nice haircut; cool pattern on his untucked dress shirt; slightly worn jeans with stylish holes in them – you know the kind of holes that are put there on purpose by the manufacturer.  And…

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How big is your box?

If you let it, comparison will invade any goal you set for yourself and tell you that even if you succeed, you still won’t be as good as they are. I struggle with this on a daily basis.   I don’t know about you, but comparing my life to others has never done anything but…

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Does your fat itch?

Does your fat itch? If it doesn’t, there could be a problem.  First off, let me assure you I’ll make up for the audacity of such a question! I try not to view myself as fat, but honestly, I’m probably about 40 pounds overweight. Ouch… That’s why one of my goals for 2016 is to lose 20…

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Good and thankful?

“Good”  is a word I don’t use very often. It takes a lot for me to say that “I’m doing good.” I prefer vague words like “I’m alright today”; “I had an OK day”; “Fine… I’m fine…”   These responses are difficult to interpret, especially for my husband, Josh.  But these are words that give…

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Practice being wrong

Did you know it’s OK to be wrong? In fact, I’d like to encourage you today to PRACTICE being wrong. Let me explain… Have you ever taken a standardized personality test? You know, one of those that has a series of statements like “I enjoy managing details” and then asks you to rate 1-5 how much you…

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Paycheck or purpose?

What do you do when you look around at your life, and it’s not quite what you expected? The problem is you’re not sure what you were hoping for, but you’re pretty sure this isn’t it.  That’s happened to me a few times in my life, but this particular one was related to my work, and…

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The myth of willpower

There’s a myth out there that says what you struggle with is different; that you’re different; that just because it worked for them, doesn’t mean it will work for you because they have what you don’t. They have… WILLPOWER. What do you think of when you hear or read the word “willpower”? Do you have a…

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What robs you of courage?

The question came up in a men’s group meeting at my church. There were like 7 or 8 of us upstairs in the old movie theater our church had renovated. The question was “What robs you of courage?” I had written down four things that readily came to mind: Apathy/passivity Depression Boredom Weariness The more…

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