Tag Archives: meaning

Nothing Exciting Happens on Most Days: A Message on Happiness and Meaning (Soul. Musings. 03/26/17)

People have long debated the question of what is happiness? We often use the term “happiness” as a catch-all to describe a range of emotions from excitement to contentment and every positive feeling in between. Over the last several years, … Continue reading

WORK (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/21/17)

We all have to work. Nothing happens without it. But work is extremely more enjoyable and meaningful when it is directed toward a goal. Work for the sake of work is usually unfulfilling. It is only a means to pass … Continue reading

REASONS (Live. Pray. Hustle. 02/19/17)

We’ve been told that all things happen for a reason but sometimes that is hard to believe especially when you have no clue as to what the reason is and Why? Why? Why? is the question reverberating in our heads. … Continue reading

To Hit a Target, You Have To Have a Target to Hit (Vita. Consilio. 01.08.17)

Imagine that you were given a bow and arrow but not given a target. Where would you aim the arrow? Probably nowhere in particular, just anywhere in the random open space. And let’s say you did shoot in any direction … Continue reading

Emptiness Engagement (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/12/16)

The emptiness we sometimes feel on the inside forces us to engage with it, work with it, and even battle it until we reach meaning, fulfillment, and connection. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

3 Dangerous Habits to Dump Now (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 278)

“This could be the day you stop doing that self-destructive thing you do.” — Unknown The start of each new year is often a time of making resolutions, changing old ways of thinking and patterns of negative behavior, and being … Continue reading

It Is All Very Much Up To Us (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 250)

“There is no life as complete as the life that is lived by choice.” — Shad Helmstetter Viktor Frankl, one of my personal heroes, is known as an Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist. But perhaps he is better known as a … Continue reading

Work vs. Purpose (Live. Pray. Hustle. 09/05/16)

Pursuing purpose is not the same thing as pursuing work. Everyone must work but not everyone finds their work meaningful and fulfilling. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

The Here and Now Is Reality (Live. Pray. Hustle. 08/11/16)

Forget about why something isn’t fair or what the meaning is behind this or that and deal with life in the here and now. LIVE. PRAY. HUSTLE.

By, For, and With a Purpose (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 110)

Colossians 1:16 (NLT) For through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. What is the meaning of life? Since the beginning of the world, philosophers, psychologists, and everyday people have sought to discover the purpose of … Continue reading

Seek Internal Meaning (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 67)

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” — Sigmund Freud So many people look to validate themselves and what they do by the measurement or standards of material things, wealth, circumstances, education, … Continue reading

Prayer: Joy and Service

GOD, give us deeper understanding of life and deeper meaning to what life is all about. Lead us in Your way to richness and fullness of joy and service to others. IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.

9 Considerations for a Meaningful Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 53)

“Love yourself enough to have a meaningful life.” — Millen Livis It can be easy to go through life as if it is a maze. Without thought or intentional action, life becomes meaningless. We want to know if what we … Continue reading

Meaningful Work (Live. Pray. Hustle. 07/10/15)

Our Greater Selves (Live. Pray. Hustle. 10/25/14)

How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

When I look at my life, I often think about what I want to be remembered for. In our subconscious mind, we may feel as though we are going to live forever. We may feel invincible, powerful, and indomitable. But … Continue reading

What Purpose Is Not

Purpose is not your job, your daily responsibilities, or your goals. Purpose is not about getting rich, having the biggest house, the finest car, or being able to buy the latest fashions.