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Purpose Surrendered- Saul of Tarsus and the Power of Change

Genesis 1:26 says “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” When God created us he made us in his image. In the same way our children share our characteristics we share the characteristics of God. In the same way a mirror reflects our likeness we are made to reflect the glory of

Mary and Martha- Discovering Purpose and Values

What does living out our purpose and design look like? Living out your purpose and design isn’t always big and flashy. Most of us dream about being the hero in a grand story. We don’t want to be the lowly supporting actor who only shows up during 5 minutes in one episode and is immediately killed off. Most of us don’t get rich and convert thousands by living out our purpose and design. We tend to base our value on our perception of the bigger picture. The things is, we don’t

MaryAnn Fiorillo- Living out Purpose through Creativity

Hi, My name is MaryAnn and I am an artist. I am honored that Sarah would think enough of me that she would want to include me in her blog! What a wonderful compliment, thank-you, Sarah! First, being an artist is not about painting or singing or dancing. There are many of those who aren’t artists. Being an artist about seeing the world differently and then translating it in a way that others can receive a type of nourishment that they would not get conventionally. Consider i

Mary Ann Sibley- A Passion to See Leaders Win for the Kingdom!

Hey! My name is Mary Ann but, like most of us, I come with many other names. I’m a wife, a sister, a mom, a daughter, a dog-lover, chainsaw enthusiast, chocolate (dark of course) partaker, travel dreamer, foodie and the one who cooks the food, cheerleader for the local church and a ninja when it comes to coaching leaders. My passion is seeing people win! From competing in sports to games at home to achieving a goal, there is something about cheering the team, the person who h

Marcia Moore Harrison- God, Self, Others and the Horse

Who am I? First and foremost, I am a child of God and I strive to honor Him with the gifts and talents He has given me. I am fifty-eight years old. I was adopted and am the only child of two very loyal and loving parents. I have two wonderful boys and two amazing daughter in-laws. Together they have given me four outstanding grandchildren. My passion is horses and I have encompassed many aspects of the equine industry into my business. I own a Training and Boarding Facility-

Aaron Couch- Living from Fullness, Not Scarcity.

I believe that God made us to thrive in this world, not just survive. And while this world is not my ultimate home and someday the fullness of my relationship with God will be revealed in heaven, until that day comes, God has given me a clear purpose to partner with Him in restoring what sin broke in this world. And He designed me before I was even born to function in this world in a certain way to maximize God’s work in my life and how that can positively impact the lives of

Bill Buckingham- Finding Purpose Through Community

“Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.” - C.S. Lewis Many of us begin our journey with a heart full of dreams of what we could do, passions we uncover within ourselves, and a longing to make a difference in the world. However, there is often a problem. There are usually so many things we want to do that we can’t decide on what we should do. In those moments, many of us begin asking, “What am I supposed to be doing with my life? What’s my

Natalie J. Williams- Using Gifts and Talents to the Fullest

Hey all! I’m Natalie J. Williams, native Idahoan and lover of hiking, running, and the arts. When Sarah reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to write a blog post on living out your purpose, and how I am doing that personally, my initial reaction was “of course!” and then the follow up was, “gosh, I don’t think I’m qualified. I am nervous about this one, but I am not going to let the fear of failure or ‘what if’s’ stop me from a new opportunity. And that brings me

Rev. Dr. Christina Hosler- A Passion to Help Others Find Healing

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! I have to be honest with you right up front, I am truly humbled to have been asked to share this post with you. The first question I was asked to answer was “Who are you?” Well, I’ve been asking myself that question for a really long time: Who am I? It turns out that the answer is still evolving, but here’s what I know so far: My name is Rev. Dr. Christina Hosler, known to my family and friends as Tina (except to my nephews, who

4 Reasons Living on Purpose is Hard

Why is it so hard to live a purposeful and intentional life? I know for me there are a few things that frequently stand in my way. Lack of Direction: When I'm not sure what I need to do next or am trying to operate in a chaotic environment I lose my direction. You can blame this on my Enneagram 9 but it's been consistently true for me. I'm a person who needs to always be headed a specific direction. I need goals, dreams, problems to solve and awesome things to do. If I don't

Cliff & Arlene Dudley- A Passion to Serve & Minister

We are lovers of God and followers of Christ. We are Cliff and Arlene Dudley, husband and wife, parents to Tristen and Genesis and CFO and CEO of The Genesis Project Inc. What are you most passionate about? Cliff: I’m passionate about helping others in the name of Jesus and putting Christ on display in my actions and attitude daily. Arlene: I’m passionate about showing the love of Christ and telling the world of our risen savior and letting the world see the light of Christ i

Pamela Hardin, Finding Passion and Purpose Through Pain

I am Pamela Hardin. I find my identity in Jesus Christ. I am a beloved daughter of the Most High God, a wife, a mother of four amazing adult children and two perfect poodles, a counselor, a coach, a writer, a researcher, a student, a teacher, and a friend. I am passionate about continuing to grow my relationship with my husband, Bob, and loving my family well. Exercise and healthy eating are now part of my DNA. I have a heart for people who find themselves stuck ~ whether in

Living out my Purpose by Doing Hard Things

I've been thinking a lot lately about what it takes to live a life full of passion and purpose. What makes some people highly successful while others never quite get there? I've read leadership books, listened to podcasts about what it takes to be a great leader and attended conferences to develop my leadership skills. I look at highly successful people and have observed some common themes. They tend to be lifelong learners, highly self disciplined and consistently pushing th

Marty Solomon - A Passion for Speaking, Teaching and Preaching

I can remember being a junior in high school when our youth pastor resigned. The youth ministry went into an interim period of volunteer leadership and one of these leaders asked me if I would teach the lesson for an upcoming week. I had no training and I really didn’t know what I was doing, but I was excited and went with my best instincts. The lesson, all things considered, went great, and I can remember having this electric sense of fulfillment. I knew on some level, I was

The Beauty of Chaos

I hate chaos! I value peace and serenity and diligently avoid chaos. To me chaos has always been unsafe, unpredictable and unreliable, and these are all things that contradict my values of safety, dependability and responsibility. While I highly value flexibility and creativity I find it difficult to respect chaotic people and organizations. I personally find it difficult to operate in those kinds of environments, and have a hard time understanding how others can. It's super

Shari Hall- A Passion for Recovery & Restoration

As I begin to write this post, I am answering a list of questions to cover the topic at hand. The first question is "who are you?" This is a difficult question to answer. The typical answer we give is about what title I hold in society. But is that who I am? Who I am is the daughter of a King! I am a Child of God, Saint and Citizen of Heaven, justified, redeemed and forgiven; complete in Christ. I am His workmanship, free from condemnation and chosen and appointed to bear goo

Shane Needham Ph.D. - Purpose, Passion, Perseverance and a Never Be Outworked Mindset

I am Shane Needham. I am a disciple, father, friend, entrepreneur, scientist, bodybuilder, powerlifter, podcaster and philanthropist. I believe in Jesus Christ. I have four children. I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry. I own a pharmaceutical testing laboratory in Moscow, Idaho. I am a state champion powerlifter. I am a regional champion bodybuilder. I have a podcast called Secrets of Success with Dr. Shane Needham. I discovered my passions as a youth. I was good in science and had a