If life is a journey, I believe each of us must honor the sacred integrity of our own path. We must learn to lead from within, aligning our outer choices with our inner values, callings, and convictions. But how exactly? How, for example, do we discern and distinguish our own path from others'? How do [...]
Every step of our journey is a series of beginnings and endings. A continuous stream of movement, each step is an endless series of mini births and deaths - the promise of what's to be and the of letting go of what no longer is; the space in between we call the present. I've been [...]
At any given time and under almost any circumstance, each of us can live out our callings in any one of a number of ways -- that the highest and best use of our gifts and talents need not be reflected in something extraordinary, but rather, in the ordinariness of our everyday lives; that the form of our work is less important than how we choose to show up, share our gifts, and serve others each and every day.
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Back in my hometown of Houston for a few days, my mind drifts back to my early 20's -- those post-college days filled with few responsibilities and endless possibilities. It was a time of transition -- leaving the security of home and college, finding my footing, while envisioning future outcomes for my life. Thursday evenings [...]
Recent years have fill filled with unearthing, rebirthing, and giving life to my own voice and dreams. Left brain (re)united with the right, it's been a season of learning to live an undivided life -- not just privately within my own heart and mind, but professionally, too -- allowing others to see and connect with my whole [...]
There are moments in each of our lives when we know we are exactly where we are meant to be. Moments when our journeys become something bigger than our own individual goals and aspirations. Moments when what we have to offer the world serves a greater need and good than anything we could have imagined [...]
These past few weeks at my local church, we've been in the midst of a series entitled, 'Real'. It resonates loudly with me because the essence of the message is the story of my own journey. It is about making the shift from living a life defined by the world's values, to living and leading [...]