Want to Live Long and Prosper? Have a Purpose for Your Life

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Borrowing a phrase from Star Trek’s Vulcans, I would ask: Do you want to live long and prosper? If your answer is “yes,” then you’d do well to pay attention to new research on flourishing in old age. Paula Span, in her New York Times article, “Living on Purpose,” summarizes recent research that connects long [Read More...]

When Your Dream Gets Put on Hold

Over at The High Calling, Charity Singleton Craig writes about what we can learn from when Paul’s plans got put on hold: In my life, seeing my talents and dreams line up has felt more like Paul’s desire to go to Spain and preach the gospel where it hadn’t already been announced. For years he [Read More...]

Endurance Makes Us Stronger

Over at The High Calling, they’re doing a series on thriving through stress, and John Blase writes on how endurance makes us stronger: I am a man of prayer. I don’t do it very well, but I believe in its efficacy regardless of me. Needless to say, I was a praying son of a gun [Read More...]

Moving Beyond Mediocrity: It’s Hard Work!

I’ve reflected a bit lately on how we often assume that if something is difficult, we’re doing it wrong and need to change course. While that’s true for some things, of course, we sometimes forget that many things are difficult because they’re worth doing – work, projects, relationships. Over at The High Calling, Charity Singleton [Read More...]


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