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TJ Morelli Interview

Purpose Interview with TJ Morelli

As ABBA continues to explore the very complex subject of purpose, we’ve talked most recently about the Pitfalls of Purpose, and heard a personal story of Rich discovering his own purpose in a covert military operation. Knowing that most Christians want to find meaning and purpose in their lives, this topic has a wide variety…

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The Pitfalls of Purpose

Pitfalls of Purpose

  The Dictionary defines a pitfall as a lightly covered and unnoticeable pit prepared as a trap for people or animals, or any trap or danger for the unwary.   There are moments we will feel in full stride with our purpose, humming or whistling along our path of purpose with our purposeful shoes tied…

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3 Unexpected Emotions that come from Purpose

3 Unexpected Emotions that come from Purpose

  While we are familiar with feelings of empowerment, peace, revelation, release and many more that accompany a deeper connection with our purpose; here are three biblical feelings that we often pay little attention to in terms of purpose.     PURE JOY   “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face…

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Clarity: A Biblical Perspective on Purpose

Clarity: A Biblical Perspective of Purpose

  Clarity always has a way of bringing forth life to purpose.   Jesus had a clear understanding of the purpose of his life, and he derived his purpose from his Father and not from his own ambitions or aspirations. This model of listening and learning from the Father is the beginning of wisdom for…

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Unexpected Parts of Purpose

Unexpected Parts of Purpose

As we search for a deeper connection with purpose we can find ourselves forgetting that a portion of that journey will require elements that are, shall we say, less desirable, less glamorous.  Purpose is not a destination where we arrive to discover zero problems with never a confrontation or issue to address. In an effort…

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Purpose Bootcamp

Purpose Bootcamp

Now and then, in life, the unexpected reveals with almost perfect clarity what our life’s purpose will be.   As a young Special Forces Officer, I was assigned to counterinsurgency operations in Central America.  This meant that I was attached to a local Battalion that regularly found itself in combat.   I knew early on…

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself to Discover Your Purpose

10 Questions to Ask Yourself to Help Discover Your Purpose

Countless books have been written and podcasts recorded about purpose. We have an innate drive to better understand why we are here and what we are supposed to do with our time here that will have lasting meaning. Unfortunately there is not a formula that will unlock the mysteries of purpose. Fortunately, we have a…

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Five resources to help discover your purpose

5 Resources to Help Discover Your Purpose

We’ve been exploring the journey of purpose, and what it looks like to discover purpose, what purpose is NOT, and the idea of big “P”purpose and little “p”urpose.  We’ve even shared scriptures you can pray as you journey through the discovery of your purpose.  Now, to continue the conversation, we’d love to share with you…

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Purpose: The big "P" and little "p" of purpose

Purpose: The Big “P” and little “p” of Purpose

“How do I find my purpose?” “I just don’t feel like I have a purpose.”   This question and this statement, and its many variations, require us to venture back to the core question, “What is purpose?”   For years, as a pastor, people would come to me with these types of comments searching for…

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5 Scriptures to Pray for discovering your Purpose

5 Scriptures to Pray for Discovering Your Purpose

1. Where there is no vision, the people run wild, but blessed is he who follows divine instruction. Proverbs 29:18 Father, we pray that you would remind us that that we are all a part of building and expanding your Kingdom. We ask that you give us a fresh vision for your purpose for our…

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