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What's My Purpose? Asking a Better Question.

I’ve observed in my life and the lives of others that our effort to live with purpose and meaning often creates disillusions. False expectations.

My primary work is to come alongside individuals to help them discover and affirm just who they are; to understand and embrace their one-of-a-kind, true self; to identify and live out a sense of personal purpose. And in doing so, there is a risk that I can over-promise and under-deliver.

Whether with me or any other process, it’s a false expectation to think that the pursuit of purpose…

  • produces the perfect job description for which one was born to fulfill;

  • will land him or her in the next right role;

  • generates absolute knowing about what to do.

It’s delusional. And therefore, disappointing.

Give the Gift of Purpose

Maybe you’re one of those gift-givers who actually thinks about the appropriateness of a gift. Does it “fit” the character, interest and personality of the person? I know people like this: my wife, Laura, our daughter, Liv, our friend Shelley. There are a few people I know whose joy comes, not only from giving, but from giving the perfect gift - for THAT person in their life. Maybe you’re one of those gift-givers: you want to give gifts that have a sense of real purpose.

Is there someone on your gift list…

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It’s in You. And Your Team. Let’s Access It.

You know it’s good - your leadership, your team, your work, your life - but, there’s a gnawing sense that it could be better. More focused. More replenishing. More you.

I only have a few spots left

What Story Will You Tell in Your Next Chapter?

It’s amazing how many stories revolve around the main character striving to live in the present, while mired in the circumstances of their past. Batman - The Dark Knight Rises; Marty McFly - Back to the Future; Dom Cobb - Inception. The list goes on. 

It doesn’t just happen in the movies. It happens in our lives, too. Maybe you’ve lived this plot line. Yesterday’s storyline threatens to define tomorrow’s reality. You hear voices, telling you…

10 Reasons You're Not Ready to Welcome New Guests

You don’t intend to not be ready. You really want everyone to feel welcome. You even have some greeters at the front door. People are shaking hands, and they appear to be friendly. 

However, every weekend people walk into churches across America and feel less than welcome. They don't know what to do or where to go. They feel like strangers.

Here are 10 reasons you and your church may not be ready to welcome new guests to your weekend service: 

  1. Your culture is developed for “family” and every weekend is a reunion. Unfortunately, guests can sense when they aren’t treated as family.
  2. You have a “friendly” church. Unfortunately,...