Category Archives: Meaning in life

Our hearts are hungry until…

The person who curves in on himself, who wants God’s gifts without God, who wants to satisfy the desires of a divided heart, ends up sagging and contracting into… Continue reading

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When the storms hit…

Truths to carry and guide us in difficult times. Continue reading

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Search for meaning and satisfaction

“Why do I have three Super Bowl rings and still there’s something greater out there for me?” Continue reading

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Discontentment can sneak up on you

Diminished hope easily leads to a deflated spirit of resignation that gradually becomes justified pessimism or even dark cynicism. Here’s a timely call to extravagant gratitude. Continue reading

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Why? – a question we all ask

Why do we exist? We cannot escape this question. Continue reading

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Restoring glory to the ordinary

Have you noticed how easily discontentment destroys joy and gratitude? I fear that the repeated emphasis on being radical for God can also give people the misguided feeling that the ordinary is either boring or some form of compromise. Let’s restore glory to the ordinary! Continue reading

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8 Identity Markers

Who am I? Why am I here? What should I do?Who do I serve? How should I live? Continue reading

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Generation 268

“Meaning is not a luxury for us. It is a kind of spiritual oxygen that enables our souls to live.”

3 necessities for living a fulfilled life Continue reading

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When the world becomes a strange and painful place

We are cruel to ourselves if we try to live in this world without knowing about the God whose world it is and who runs it. Continue reading

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How should we view this life?

Walking to work, peeling potatoes, chatting at a cozy party over a glass of wine, holding hands with your spouse, playing silly games with your children. And there’s the lurking thought: flesh fading and disappearing, withering grass… Continue reading

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