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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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Six things Purpose is Not

What Purpose is NOT

In our last post, Dr. Rich Carney discussed finding purpose, and shared a personal story of how he discovered his own. Today, we are exploring six things purpose is NOT to better help clarify this journey. Purpose is not a destination. A friend of mine attended an event where thousands upon thousands of college-age young…

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Finding Purpose

Finding Purpose

Over the millennium men and women have sought answers to why life matters or why we exist; but most urgently people want to know, what is my role? This search for significance repeats itself anew across each passing generation. In the end, we all want to find meaning and purpose. It seems everyone has an…

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Isolation the New Epidemic

Isolation: The New Epidemic

“Be brave and strong! Don’t be afraid of the nations on the other side of the Jordan. The Lord your God will always be at your side, and he will never abandon you.” Deuteronomy 13:6 (CEV)   “Social isolation is a growing epidemic, one that’s increasingly recognized as having dire physical, mental and emotional consequences.”…

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Living at Peace At Work

Living at Peace; Romans 12:18 at Work

Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.   A question we have all asked is “when is enough enough?”   When do I need to/when can I let go of someone? When is it okay to give up?   Or maybe it’s the other…

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Making Decisions at Scale

Making Decisions at Scale

  Decisions can be difficult, even at a small scale, when the outcomes of those decisions only effect a few people. Those same decisions become increasingly more difficult as you increase the number of people impacted by the outcomes. Andy Stanley has often said that he attempts to make decisions to “do for one what…

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