Musings on faith, purpose, and the act of living

As your day ends, are you left feeling complacent rather than motivated? You could remain this way, even keel, for a long, long time. But…this nagging desire to keep trying, to keep moving just won’t stop. Like a seedling reaching outside its shell and breaking through the topsoil, you keep yearning to grow outside the darkness into the light. Why is that? It starts with feeling “blah” Staring at the computer screen, visualizing an idea…

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Why it’s hard to say yes to the “right” thing

The gray clay coming out of the tube looked icky. After wetting it, rubbing it within my hands, and placing it on my face, the smell of it was a mixture of, well, dirt and clay, mixed with a small hint of perfume. I squinted my eyes, held my breath, and wondered…why was I purposefully choosing to place this clay mousse on my face? Why are the things that are good for us often not…

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Setting your best self free

“The core of your true self is never lost. Let go of all the pretending and the becoming you’ve done just to belong. Curl up with your rawness and come home. You don’t have to find yourself; you just have to let yourself in.”—d. antoinette foy You feel unsettled. Living feels like more like a chore instead of enjoyable. Nothing excites you. Yet within all that dullness, some small spark within you senses there is…

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What’s my purpose?

“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”—Psalm 5:3 In writing about intentional purpose and productivity, I felt productive but not very reachable, not very personable. Therefore, I intentionally scheduled to write, with the interjection of personal stories, about what my day looks like with intentional purpose and productivity. It was all scheduled to be posted on a Friday. Yeah, who actually starts…

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How to find your big “why”

“I realized my passion was not in the ‘what’ I was doing…It was in the ‘why’”—Lara Hodgson “I don’t know where or how to start. It’s been so long since I’ve actually asked myself this why question that I don’t even know if I know how to ask it, or worse yet, I don’t know if I’ll be able to answer it.” So what can you do when you don’t know where to start on…

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