Top 5 Ways to Find Encouragement

Despite growing access to supportive resources, humankind seems more discouraged than ever. We connect via screens to thousands and still feel isolated. Innovations provide new ways to ease our lifestyles each year, but the harried pace only intensifies. In the disconnected, busy chaos of our existence, meaning and hope wither. Though…

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Immerse in Creative Joy

  To live our fullest, we must pursue life's pure and sacred essence. An imaginative Creator breathed beauty and joy around us to draw us closer into relationship with Him.  Fulfillment flows from His Spirit, a source deeper than circumstance. Due to the distractions of this world, our connection to life cannot…

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Immerse in Life

Work. The word bludgeons many and elicits a groan. We could search for zen jobs, but even the best workplace cannot promise a Utopian experience. Neither a new employer nor entrepreneurship can offer us an escape from the sense of drudgery. Happiness depends on more than the type of work. While we should…

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Tame the Procrastination Beast

  Three manuscripts, a publishing venture, and online posts await me in the office loft upstairs. Yeah, I should really get to my work. Used towels reach toward me from the rack, so I'll just throw those into the wash first. I pause at the foot of the steps and scan…

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Live Delighted: Dance in the Wings

  Delight can prove most challenging when we feel stalled. Others seem to be shining in spotlights and joy, while we seem doomed to linger in the shadows. Despite our hopes of fulfillment, we're stuck in the wings watching others beam with happiness. We seem to churn our days in the…

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Live Delighted: Redefining Sacrifice

To live delighted, we must reconcile the world of real life in which we don't always get what we want. And the means to our dreams isn't often easy. Sometimes our best path to life's potential involves sacrifice. How do we find joy in times of sacrifice? For a life of…

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Live Delighted: Plan Dessert First

Don't short yourself by living on the worst tasting emotions every day. Indulge yourself daily in joy. Plan for delight by setting it as a priority. Zoom out Dream God-sized dreams Hope beyond your fingertips' reach Plan to be surprised with the best Sketch your best outcomes Resist the temptation to…

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Plan to Live Delighted

Sacrifice. Surrender. The spiritual disciplines urge us to give up things we might prefer to retain. The term "discipline" itself carries a grim reputation. Those who observe the season of Lent often wrap these pre-Easter weeks in terms of self-deprivation. We must resist all things delicious, luxurious, or fun so we…

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