What Uniquely Matters to You? growth personal

I was listening to one of Rob Bell's recent podcasts where he talked about how we have things that matter more to us than they matter to most people. He didn't reference this as a negative trait but rather as a unique gift we have to offer the world from the lens only we have.

He gave an...

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The Fierce Capacity to Endure growth perspective

I write this post in the middle of the most bizarre week of the year. Those unique days after Christmas when time seems to freeze and we all collectively catch our breath from the holiday rush. No one knows what day it is or how to find motivation to do much of anything.

But it's also an...

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Challenging the Child in You growth perspective

I was a picky eater as a child, and I carried that into my early years of adulthood. When things got more serious dating Michelle, and she noticed this, I explained my food preferences as "simple."

But there came a point as an adult when I realized I was missing out on tons of...

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Everyone Who Grows, Changes bible christianity growth

Wm. Paul Young (author of The Shack) wrote the foreword to Brian Zahnd's book, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. In it he makes a profound argument.

"If transformation is by the renewal of the mind and I have never changed my mind, then be assured I am actively resisting the work of the...

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5 Ways to Spend Your Time on What Matters Most growth perspective reading

One of the books I've read a few times is called Essentialism by Greg McKeown. I appreciate how he helps you narrow down your life or work into the things that matter most. When it comes to how to implement these ideas, McKeown offers the following list:

"To discern what is truly essential...

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