Get busy livin’

Sweet spot. You have one. It’s the place where your unique talents, gifts, experiences, and passions come together in the service and glorification of God. It’s the spot where you feel most like you—you’re alive and engaged and positively contributing to the world around you. You don’t get as tired in your sweet spot. You […]

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A Family of Friends

“God is building a family. A permanent family. Earthly families enjoy short shelf lives. Even those that sidestep divorce are eventually divided by death. God’s family, however, will outlive the universe. You didn’t pick me. I didn’t pick you. You may not like me. I may not like you. But since God picked and liked […]

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Curing poor I-sight

Lasik eye surgery in 1997 corrected my inherited nearsightedness, but according to Max Lucado, there is another malady affecting people’s vision today. It’s not a problem with natural eyesight but with “I-sight”—one’s view and perception of him or herself. The two extreme lenses through which we humans sometimes view ourselves are self-loving and self-loathing. We […]

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Judged or Misunderstood?

Would you rather be judged from afar or misunderstood from up close? Would you rather have someone draw faulty conclusions about you from a distance, or misinterpret your expressed intentions? It’s not a fun “would you rather” question because both options stink. We’ve all had people make unfair assessments about us from afar, and we’ve […]

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Don’t consult your greed

Epic. Strategic. Helpful. Wise. Max Lucado’s chapter “Don’t consult your greed” contains some of the best life advice that we could ever receive! Here’s his punch line: when attempting to identify your ‘sweet spot’ don’t consult your greed. The God-ordained niche for your life will be outrageously significant; however, it probably won’t satisfy every greedy […]

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