Study your S.T.O.R.Y.

“The cure for commonness begins with strength extraction.”[1] Thus said Max Lucado in this week’s installment of our summer reading program. What, exactly, is “strength extraction”? It sounds like a terrifying dental appointment with a vigorous, pliers-wielding dentist. However, according to Lucado; strength extraction is actually something wonderful. It’s what happens when you identify your […]

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Read your life backward

“I was made to do this.” When was the last time you said that? When did you feel that way as a kid? When you read your life backwards what blueprint emerges from your youth or childhood? What passions and aptitudes made you feel the most alive? Were you happiest when you were writing, painting, […]

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Unpack your bag

“Sweetie, you can do and be anything you want in this life as long as you’re willing to work hard and the pay the price for it.” Did anyone lie to you like that when you were growing up? Did anyone try to sell you the you-can-be-anything-you-want-to-be myth? If so, did you believe it? Certainly, […]

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Your sweet spot (you have one)

Living in our sweet spot—the zone where our uniqueness and history merge together to make a difference for God in our world—is the goal for this summer’s reading program at Grace Church. This is our sixth summer reading program at Grace, and this year we’re using Max Lucado’s The Cure for the Common Life. We’ll […]

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