Look closer for clues to your life purpose.

Spiritual vitality and living with purpose are intertwined.  To have one, you need the other.  Your pursuit of purpose is key. Very close to you is a treasure chest overflowing with clues necessary to finding your unique, God-created life purpose.  Chances are high that you’re overlooking it.  I want to show you where to look.

Hunting for the purpose of life? Here’s a landmark.

I live in Portland, Oregon. It’s one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen and my favorite place I’ve ever lived. One aspect of my city that I love is the view of Mount Hood. This solitary mountain towers east of the city, a snow-capped beauty mark. As you travel through Portland, the mountain […]

Looking for Purpose? Start with your Identity in Christ

You have a good and beautiful purpose. Part of the adventure of your life is to discover it. Instead of pinning on a broken identity you’ve pieced together from scraps, you can discover an identity that will fit you perfectly because it comes from the Master Artist who made you. This sense of purpose will […]

Wandering Lost? Finding your Purpose will change that.

I was heading to a lunch meeting with another car following me. We were headed to a restaurant a few miles away. While driving, I was thinking about a heavy conversation I had upcoming. Then I got a text message. While I was multi-tasking, (don’t judge me!) a semi truck merged into my lane. It […]

Is your purpose really to give God the glory?

If you grew up in church world, you learned that one of the most important things was God’s glory.  We were very clearly supposed to give God the glory, like little human spotlights always showing how awesome God is. Over time, I learned what kind of things would do this. There was a clear category: […]

Praying for Open Eyes: See Yourself as God Sees You

How do you see yourself today?  I’d like you to see yourself as God sees you.  Let me hold up a mirror. The Homeless Princess One upon a time there was a princess. As you know, a princess is a daughter of the king. She’s a member of the royal family with position, authority, and […]

“This is what I was made for.” How often can you say that?

I was winding through the curves on some unfamiliar road thirty miles into the country. 10,000 Reasons played in the earbuds tucked inside my helmet. I rolled on the throttle of my Vulcan 800 Classic around a corner into a view that stopped my breath. Dense, pine-covered hills with periodic burst of turning leaves rose to […]

Evict fear by shining a light on it.

Ugh. That’s all I can say. No, that’s not true. I’m writing a blog post, so I must have more to say. But, seriously. Ugh. I’m in a battle, fighting hard. A project of mine is at a crucial juncture. This past week, though, creeping doubt has been stalking me. If I don’t deal with […]

Unclear about your direction? Pick a Fight.

When our life is in the balance, or we have to protect someone we love, our adrenaline pumps and we put up our fists. We won’t go down without a fight. But what about when there’s no threat? When it’s just day-after-day of normal life? What then? Are you living without a fight? If you […]

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Will Fail (#2)

Will You Make the 8%? The New Year’s resolution you just made is probably going to fail.  It’s not because you don’t have enough will power.  It’s something else. According to one recent study, only 8% of people who make resolutions keep them.[note A quick summary of this very interesting study, including the top New Year’s […]

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Will Fail (Part 1)

Here we are in the first week of 2013.  This is the season for self-evaluation and reflection. For some of us, it’s the time to make New Year’s Resolutions. A recent study done at the University of Scranton[note A quick summary of this very interesting study, including the top New Year’s resolutions made in 2012. […]

Find Your Core Values to Focus for 2013

I’m excited to be hosting Tammy Helfrich today on my blog. Tammy loves motivating and encouraging people toward life change.  You can learn more about her and connect with her writing below the post. Are you needing Focus? Over the last few years, I have been working to better understand my core values. It is something […]

4 Sure-Fire Ways to Make 2013 Great!

Today I’m welcoming Dayna Bickham to the blog.  She writes honestly and vulnerably about her own story, and I know she will inspire you.  You can learn more about her and connect with her online below the post. Start by Looking Back The end of the year is quickly approaching. The speed in which life […]

Newtown’s Impact for Me

A Dismal Week It was December 14th, 2012. Friday at the end of a long week. On Monday there was a brutal murder just a few houses down the street from my office.  That put me in a thoughtful frame of mind about life.  Then Tuesday happened.  A solitary gunman entered the Clackamas Town Center, […]

The 210 Framework: A Way to see your Identity and Purpose

The Big Questions Who am I really? Why am I here? What purpose does my life serve? These are the fundamental questions that shape our lives. Some of us have thought long and deep about these things; others not so much. Either way, you have answers to these questions deep in your heart. The answers […]