Tag Archives: purpose

Put the X back in Xmas!

People often assume that the term “Xmas” is an attempt to take “Christ” out of Christmas. But did you know that: The term Xmas dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. X is an abbreviation for Christ (it’s … Continue reading

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Has Your Life Blown Off Course?

I recently wrote about a friend who has left his marriage and is unsure what he’ll do next. I haven’t been able to meet with him yet, and even when I do there’s no guarantee he’ll return. Meanwhile, my wife … Continue reading

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What’s Your Happiness Baseline?

Have you ever noticed how your happiness baseline—the bundle of things you consider essential for satisfaction—constantly shifts? That’s because it’s based on what you’re currently used to, and what you’re currently used to is, well, current.  I recently grumbled about having to … Continue reading

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Less Glory, Please?

“In some ways, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.” ~C.S. Lewis

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The Meaning of Life

“Live life with a due sense of responsibility, not as those who do not know the meaning of life, but as those who do.” ~Ephesians 5:15 If you know the way, show the way.

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Are All Sins the Same?

Are all sins the same? God seems to thinks so. (Romans 3:10, 23) But how can this be? Say two men are given responsibility for the oversized buckets designed to carry water to their village. One fills his bucket with straw … Continue reading

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Your Purpose

“The purpose of your life did not begin with you, and it will not end with you.” ~from The Wishing Map

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