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Come Matter Here: Full Series

Updated: Oct 7, 2020


When we pair our life and our faith together, we tend to treat it as if it’s a game of “The Price is Right.” I want one thing, but God might want another. But what if God is always with us no matter what we decide. Check out our latest video to learn more about this!



The metamorphosis of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly is a beautiful transformation: something limited becomes something limitless. However, a little known fact is that the caterpillar actually has a choice whether or not to undergo this change.This analogy is similar to the way that we aim aspire in life.



It’s so easy to jump into something new and be dedicated for a month or two, but come month three, we move on to something else. When one thing doesn’t add up to more meaning, we quickly swap it out for another. We tend to engage our faith in the same way. We want to do more stuff so we focus on the “what” without focusing on the “why.”



We often look for the most expedient way to receive or achieve meaningful things. The issue is unlike Amazon and GrubHub, real meaning cannot be bought and delivered to our doorstep. Meaning comes from experience and often overcoming.



We tend to think of our lives as if we are the only character that matters. However, a story solely focused on “Me, Myself, and I” is a rather lonely and unfulfilling narrative. The truth is that the supporting characters in our story not only make our lives more interesting; they shape us and bring the meaning we so deeply desire!



Now that social media and other digital connections are so prevalent, many of us find ourselves more connected with less meaning. So much so that when we see real people with whom we have a digital relationship, we struggle to know how to act or what to talk about. Watch our latest video to learn more!



If we try too many things at once, we end up failing at all of them. We all have limitations: time, skills, energy, finances, etc. If we can admit to these limitations we can be better equipped to draw more accurate conclusions about them rather than believing the lies that we just aren’t good enough.



Almost all of us can admit that we like control in one way or another. However, there's a paradox of control which we are mostly unaware of in our daily lives. Too much control for a guaranteed outcome leaves us unsatisfied in the accomplishment. Too little control leaves us feeling helpless and gives us cause to give up. Yet, there are many valuable life decisions and experiences that we miss out on because we don’t have control over the outcome or we fear the outcome will be undesirable. Watch our latest video to learn more!



If we try too many things at once, we end up failing at all of them. We all have limitations: time, skills, energy, finances, etc. If we can admit to these limitations we can be better equipped to draw more accurate conclusions about them rather than believing the lies that we just aren’t good enough.



A “coaching” approach to management is a new philosophy that focuses more on asking questions than it does having all the answers. Typically, we have focused on knowing all and doing all rather than learning more. Curiosity, questions, and learning seem to be more important to seeking meaningful life experiences than knowing everything. In fact, it’s better to ask ALL the questions than it is to know ALL the things.



In the story of Rabbi Akiva and the Roman Soldier, Rabbi Akiva is asked by a Roman soldier, “Who are you and what are you doing here?” To which, Rabbi Akiva exclaimed, “I would like to pay you twice the amount to come and stand outside my home and ask me these questions each day for the rest of my life” Rabbi Akiva was aware of the importance of identity and purpose to the extent that it was worth paying for daily to achieve a deeper meaning.



If you were in a room that was on fire, you wouldn’t just stand in one place and yell “fire, fire, fire.” You would most likely do something about it like grab a fire extinguisher, find an escape route, or call 911 for help. It would look ridiculous to stay in a burning room all the while simply pointing at the fire. However, in life, we often get focused on problems. We zero in on them and essentially stand still and point them out. This focus on the problems steals meaning from our lives.



In Michigan, locals love to visit and enjoy the beauty of the many lighthouses around the various Great Lakes. Lighthouses themselves are cool and the places they mark are often beautiful. Yet rarely do we realize that lighthouses are often placed at the spots of previous wrecks. Without the wrecks, there would be no lighthouses.

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