Words shape worlds. Language is a gift. Wrapping language around ideas, beliefs, and emotions allows us to shape the world in which we live. Bringing things to speech helps us heal and express our journey through brokenness toward wholeness and freedom. These articles are authentic interactions with the process of transformation. May they encourage you in your low places and challenge you in your comfort zones. Mostly, I pray my words will provoke thought and prompt reflection. Live on purpose, friends.

Processed Pain Can Yield Indescribable Joy

Processed Pain Can Yield Indescribable Joy

Your capacity to endure is far greater than you think. Every hard thing you have ever faced and withstood has expanded you ... but not just for pain, also for joy!What has stretched you until you thought you would break has created space where you can receive...

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Systems for Sustainable Success

Systems for Sustainable Success

New Territory is awesome. Entering the Promised Land feels good. Now what? God's intention was never for squatters to set up in the Promised Land, waiting for houses and crops and bridges and roads to magically manifest or maintain themselves. It is time to possess...

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What World Will You Create?

What World Will You Create?

How you choose to view and respond to obstacles and opportunities is entirely your decision.  You can choose optimism and approach life from a place of thanksgiving, gratitude, creativity, and resourcefulness, or you can look at the same circumstances through a...

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Commanding Pain to Cease its Torment

Commanding Pain to Cease its Torment

Pain crushes your creativity. It is almost impossible to focus on your calling when your body is in pain. Acute pain is difficult. Chronic pain torments you. It is difficult to think. It is hard to be fully present and lovingly engaged with people. Pain distracts us,...

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What Does Opposition Indicate?

What Does Opposition Indicate?

Many believe that when something is God’s will, it means there will be nothing but smooth sailing ... everything will just line up and fall into place. Tell that to Joseph, or Daniel, or Job. Ask Paul or John the Baptist if that theology panned out for them! Struggle...

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Finding the Beauty in Recovering Our Brokenness

Finding the Beauty in Recovering Our Brokenness

Recovery is the process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost. Emotional trauma steals our ability to trust God and others. It damages our confidence and causes us to erect walls that limit the expression of authentic identity. Over time,...

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How to Stand Firm Amid Contradictions

How to Stand Firm Amid Contradictions

Every time you attempt to shift your thinking and step into a new reality (and I do mean EVERY time), a situation will arise to challenge you, seeking to force you back into old thought patterns. Something will present a contradiction that is strong enough to break...

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Boundaries: Not Everything Tough is Toxic

Boundaries: Not Everything Tough is Toxic

Between responsibilities and boundaries, there exists a bit of open space, not so easily navigated or clearly defined.It is located somewhere between the rock and the hard place, and sometimes it is a tight squeeze. Boundaries are healthy---an absolute must to live...

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