Learning to love better because of deep hurt

No matter how strong you think you are mentally, emotionally, spiritually, or physically, there is always room to break. For some it comes earlier than others and it's easier to fix. For some it comes too late and it feels almost impossible to recover from. The first time I broke and lost control of those four things was at the end of spring 2015.

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Faces of passionate visioncasting

At the end of their first network wide conference, one founding Resonate Church pastor was joyfully crying. Another was hardly containing a smile that somehow beamed brighter than all of the set lights combined.

Over half the room (200+ people) was standing in response to the question, "How many of you are willing to commit your future to a Resonate church plant?"

 

Measuring loyalties

Loyalty imparts value in both the menial and significant actions of daily living. I've understood this for a long time. But I had no idea until last week loyalties also cause a lot of tension. Sometimes they force you to choose between a ridiculous amount of competing allegiances.

I'm challenged to determine where my loyalties lie and if they check out with each other.

Going big instead of going home

I've had issues in the past of overworking, over-scheduling, and overwhelming myself. It's reached points of devastating academic performances, intense physical pain, and a real concern for my mental health.

But today I have structure, rhythm, and community working in my favor.