what is my purpose

What Do You Want From Your Life?

What Do You Want From Your Life?

On Tuesday, I got back from Montana after hosting the FIFTH Intermissionary Retreat. I spent a whole week listening to people tell their REAL stories; you know the ones that live just behind the masks we all wear. Life is so much harder and more beautiful than we let on to each other. It’s no wonder people love retreats.

Anyway, here’s my hunch: It’s not that we don’t know we want to do with our lives, it’s just that our purpose is usually buried under a pile of crap, and 90% of that crap comes in the form of old, bad, lying stories we tell about things that have happened to us. We don’t even realize we do it.

LeBron and the Art of Chucking Starfish

LeBron and the Art of Chucking Starfish

Years from now, God Willing, LeBron's I Promise school will be a model, a force for change and most importantly have mushroom clouds of impact all over the country. My prayer for LeBron is that legions of kids will get a shot at something greater because he took what was in his hand and threw it down.

What It Means to Catch Fire

What It Means to Catch Fire

A Firegirl is a woman who is no longer afraid to fail, in fact she doesn't even believe in the word. She's disciplined herself to live her life on purpose, come what may. She makes bold moves and leaves the earth looking more like heaven in a hundred little ways behind her.

She is an ambassador, a fragrance, a child of God and she sees people for who they can be, not who they currently are. She is magnetic, alive, brave and even foolish - the light in her eyes is a stunning and curious thing. It's so different, people ask about it.

On Sparkles and Ripples

On Sparkles and Ripples

I tell the women of the Firegirl Academy all the time that our power is rarely found in our grand gestures. Thank God because most of us can't figure out how to execute grand gestures anyway. Jill Briscoe, one of my heroes, lifted an immense stone from my neck when I heard her say,

"Your mission field is always just between your feet."

How Do I Do Justice?

How Do I Do Justice?

Do you see how by doing what's right for someone else, your life gets richer and more interesting? In a puzzle of a thousand tiny pieces, a picture starts to form. This is our job. On earth, as it is in heaven. 

Of course it's no sacrifice for me to have Shelby over, I love it when she's here, but some things I do are sacrifices, but even then I win. As I build this muscle, inclining my behavior toward justice for people who need it, I am satisfied. This is the system God built and it's incredible.