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Finding Your Identity

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My heart longs to please. For most of my life, what others have said or thought about me has been the wind – or lack thereof – in my sails. The praise I would receive from performing well was intoxicating. Likewise, a harsh critique, or even just a lack of acknowledgement, served as a barrage of insult continuing to weigh on me far after the matter was resolved. I believed the reactions I brought forth from others were markers of my identity – praiseworthy or failing. This...

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Stepping into Purpose

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I recently read a story by the author Bob Goff. In it he details his purchase of a painting titled “The Puppeteer.” According to the story, this painting was not cheap – it was the kind of painting you find in an art gallery or held behind lock-and-key. When he finally saved enough money to buy the painting, he went in to the gallery and made his purchase. To his surprise, the gallery gave him two pieces: the painting itself and a very good replica of the painting. He...

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An Eternal Interruption

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I honestly imagined rock bottom would be darker. The words “rock bottom” have always made me think of dark alleys, broken street lights, and dumpsters with graffiti all over them. For me, though, I slammed into spiritual rock bottom during my sophomore year of college. It was not the dark and dingy alley of my imagination but rather the slightly stained and chipped off white linoleum floor of my kitchen. That is where I sat, collapsed really, and broke down. It was one of the...

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