Great Power and Beauty Await You

thepowerofabeautifulstillness

This weekend, great power and beauty await you if you’re willing to stop and be still. I don’t know about you, but the past few weeks, my life has been pretty hectic with lots of work, high school graduation parties and family birthdays. I come from a large family, so between Krista’s family and my family, it seems like we’re going to a birthday party every other week. Now, don’t misunderstand me. I love my work with The Grove, working with artists, writing and film producing…and birthday parties! But everyday, there is a larger life calling out to me. It’s the invitation of God to stop and be still.

When was the last time you slowed down to soak in the beauty all around you? To really be still? It’s essential to creating a beautiful life. Read on…

How to Discover Your Beautiful Strength in Weakness

[A] few years ago, Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton wrote a wonderful book called “Now, Discover Your Strengths.” This bestselling book helps you identify your core strengths so you can focus on building upon your unique talents. I love personal inventory books like this because I’m a life-long learner. (“Learner” is part of my StrengthsFinder profile.) StrengthsFinder by Tom Gath was the followup companion book. Both are excellent books and both sit on my shelf. But what would happen if you were strolling through a Barnes & Noble and your eyes fell upon a book entitled: Now, Discover Your Weakness or it’s companion book, WeaknessFinder? Would you pick it up? Flip through the pages? I don’t know about you, but I’d avoid those books like a coiled rattlesnake. I don’t need a book to identify all my weaknesses. Got that covered, thank you. But what if you found a book that promised to make your weakness your beautiful strength? Read on…