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Revelation = Invitation (Redemption #7)

podcast redemption Jan 05, 2021

God doesn’t simply reveal truth to you so that you can study it; He reveals Himself to be encountered and experienced.

When He shows you another facet of Himself (in this book or anywhere else!), He's inviting you to receive it. And, I guarantee, God is better experienced than merely...

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To Achieve “Big,” Go Small (Life Planning #4)

life planning podcast Dec 29, 2020

In the final talk in our Life Planning series we discuss time management— and the reality of tradeoffs.

We’ve got to be honest with ourselves; we can’t do everything.

And, a yes to one thing is most often a no to something else (and vice versa— a no now empowers us to...

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The Law of the Harvest (Life Planning #3)

life planning podcast Dec 22, 2020

Wherever we focus our time + energy will grow— for good or bad. So, it’s important that we focus on the things we want to grow.

In talk #3 we dive deep into the law of the harvest, that is, sowing and reaping. And, we see that it works in every area of life.

Sowing and reaping is a...

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Your Private Soundtrack (Life Planning #2)

life planning podcast Dec 15, 2020

In talk #2 of the Life Planning series we discuss the soundtrack which plays in our heads.

Who’s got a bad one, sometimes?

And, who needs to change the story they tell themselves?

Yeah— all of us at one point or another…

Here’s why…

We’ll live from the...

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Start Here (Life Planning #1)

life planning podcast Dec 08, 2020

Many of us hate goal setting, but we know we should do it. That is, living with intentionality is better than “doing random” or just “going with the flow.”

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But maybe there’s something about how we’re often taught to set goals that...

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#OolaFun (Oola 7/7)

oola podcast Sep 23, 2020
 

The final “F” of #Oola is Fun….

(I know, some of you are “all in” on this— and some of you are wondering, “What in the world?”)

Either way, hear me out….

First, the definition…

Fun =

An intentional pause from our inherent drive...

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#OolaFriends (Oola 6/7)

oola podcast Sep 23, 2020
 

 

Our working definition for #OolaFriends is this:

People close enough to see your blind spots, relationally connected enough to call them out, and interdependent enough to “do all of life” with you.

Here’s the PROBLEM with it:

We tend to change the definition of what...

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#OolaFaith (Oola 5/7)

oola podcast Sep 23, 2020
 

Faith is a humble confidence that everything is going to be OK…

… it doesn’t mean everything IS OK, that everything is good… some things are outright ugly…

… but faith is the hope that all things, in the end, work out for our God….

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#OolaField (Oola 4/7)

oola podcast Sep 23, 2020
 

Let’s talk about FIELD for a bit...

We were created in God’s Image. He’s a Creator, a worker… one who adds value.

That means this—

Work isn’t a curse.

Despite all of the jokes about dreading “manic” Mondays, work is actually a gift. In the...

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#OolaFamily (Oola 3/7)

oola podcast Sep 23, 2020
 

This can be a tough area for a lot of people…

And it can be a GREAT one.

And it can be both. Even at the same time.

Long post warning


This is an area where I’ve felt like a failure and had to do some deep soul-searching.

(Maybe you can relate.)

A few years ago, overnight, my...

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