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Get Ready to Dream Big

Get Ready to Dream Big

  There is a path to discover and release your most beautiful and lasting ambitions into the world. ~ Bob Goff WELCOME Once upon a time, as kids or young adults, we had big dreams. Now life has become a maze of responsibilities, obligations, expectations, and assumptions about who we are and what we must

What Do You Want?

What Do You Want?

Trade what is simply available for what will truly last. When I was in junior high school, I went with my parents to Hawaii. I was immediately smitten. Blue skies, crystal-clear water, white sand beaches, chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, and shaved ice with rainbow-colored syrup. My ambition at thirteen years old was to someday get a

Know Your Identity

Editor’s Note: Nineteen years ago, Gabe and Rebekah Lyons’s life took a dramatic turn when they learned that their newborn son, Cade, had Down syndrome. Remembering the day they received the diagnosis, Rebekah said that she collapsed. “Something died in me the day Cade was born — a controlled plan for my life,” Rebekah said. “But

Living As a Called Person

Editor’s Note: Life is busy. Life can get chaotic. Often, we plan our business carefully, we calendar items down to 15 minute segments, we plan our school schedules, we organize dinner and fun events with friends and family. But, life is more than work and busyness. Our inner lives, our spiritual walks with Jesus need

Miracle in Shreveport: God Is Working

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. — Philippians 2:13 God is always at work in our lives. Even when we can’t see Him, He’s behind the scenes working in ways we may never know. But sometimes, we get to see His

Restless: What Is Your Passion?

Threads of Passions William Wilberforce knew his passion. He resisted it, but this passion held him captive as a young man, nearly at the same time that he became completely captivated by Jesus. He met God and wanted nothing more than to begin vocational ministry; he was convinced this was the best way to serve God. But the passion that

God Made You on Purpose

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands. — Psalm 138:8 ESV I like the idea that God only made me once. Like paintings — there’s something special about the first one. My cousin Joe just recently passed away, but

Passion: The Wide-Open Life

Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection.

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