Purpose & Potential: Living in Freedom

It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1 In this final installment of my Purpose & Potential series, I’d like to address the question of freedom. It is easy to think of destiny or […]

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Purpose & Potential: The In-Between

Between What Is and What Could Be One of the biggest struggles I have had in regard to life purpose is living in tension between what could be and what is. Dreams and desires God seemed to put on my heart remain out of reach. Potential I see in myself stays dormant, for years. Often […]

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Purpose & Potential: Discerning Your Calling

Called When I was young, I avoided the term “calling.” I wasn’t sure I had one, and I wasn’t confident in my ability to correctly discern it if I did. I couldn’t relate to people who had a clear, concrete vision for their lives, who felt “called” to do something. To me, life was simply an […]

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Purpose & Potential: Caught up in the Millennial Race to Relevance

Year 30: Have I Arrived? At the beginning of the year, I turned 30. While the actual day wasn’t super traumatic, the process of slowly approaching 30, rounding that curve, and then finding myself in a new decade was a bit of a slow-motion slap in the face. When I was 24, a friend turned […]

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The Tale of a Good Girl Seeking Escape from the Trap of Obligation

The Life of a Good Girl As a “good girl,” I have always known there were certain things I should do. Certain things I should be. I should be kind and considerate. I should be respectful and obedient. I should complete the tasks assigned to me with excellence. I should avoid laziness, tardiness, dishonesty, or anything that would […]

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Pretending to be Strong

Sometimes I lie to myself and pretend I am strong. I pretend I am capable of taking care of myself, that I know what I need and am capable of obtaining it. I think it’s a survival instinct most of us fall back on. When we are hurt, when we are disappointed, when situations collapse […]

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Coming to the End of What I Thought I Knew

*** “Knowledge puffs up.” – 1 Corinthians 8:1 *** Ever since I was young, I have craved knowledge and understanding. As a kid, I asked my parents what the meaning of life was and thought their answer–“No one really knows”–was absolutely ridiculous. So everyone is just blindly staggering through their lives? That doesn’t make sense! I have […]

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Good Friday: The Reason for Suffering

Salvation is a free gift. Yet it came at a great cost. I used to think my part was to simply receive the gift. Which is true. A gift isn’t something you earn. You simply open your hands and receive it. However, I found myself a little confused as to what this gift entailed. I thought that since Jesus took on […]

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