By the time you’re reading this, my family and I are probably somewhere in Asia. Yesterday, we strapped on our backpacks, boarded a plane, and started our year-long adventure of traveling around the world. This has been years in the making for us, so it’s a bit of dream come true that we’re finally doing it and not just talking about it. We honestly weren’t sure this would ever happen. But even though this is a dream come true, we’re still nervous.
Lately I’ve realized the people who have had the greatest influence on my life have been those who let Jesus shine through them rather than religion (or a cause) paint over them. Often, when trying on an identity, we paint ourselves over with a cause, even the cause of Christ. Sometimes when I meet a person who is a walking talking press release for Jesus, everything in me wants to get away. There’s just something unnatural about the interaction.
I have something to report from my therapy session. I love therapy. And I think everyone should tell everyone all the things they learn in therapy because therapy is quite expensive. But if everyone can benefit from everyone’s therapy, I feel like it’s a really decent investment. So, recently my smart therapist said this: There […]
A few weeks ago I noticed some ways in which my current self was different from who I was a year earlier. I found changes, however subtle, in my speech patterns, my temperament, the way I process conflict, and the way I spend my time and money. Do you do that? Do you ever look […]
Every once in a while a weekend conference comes along that has the power to change your life. It’s hard to believe because there are so many of these things, but Storyline is really doing it. If you want to completely change the way your life works, this conference is for you. Our community is […]
Every day we tread into unknown territory hoping to catch a glimpse of what is and what’s to come. We spend tireless hours trying to ensure our success or predict how our stories will unfold, and while ambitions indeed help us move forward, we cannot control what we will encounter. We don’t always know what will or won’t happen for us. But I think if we keep moving forward in hope and letting God surprise us along the way, this whole messy-long-beautiful-hike ends up being worth it.
There are forces in the world that do not want you to grow, change or get stronger. A variety of motives cause this resistance, but regardless, it must be fought. God designed you to grow from a baby to a child to a teenager to an adult and even after you’re an adult we’re designed to continue learning about God, about love, about each other and about ourselves. Not a day goes by when we aren’t given the opportunity to become a better person. Why in the world would anybody want to stay the same?
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