Discover Your Calling

Confused About the Direction of Your Life? This Might Help

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My life has been anything but a straight path. I’ve been nightclub DJ, a youth worker, a radio host, an author, a speaker; I’ve had spiritual crises, burnout, and broken dreams; and life’s curve balls have often landed me where I least expected. It used to trouble me. Until one day, out hiking, I noticed something… More…

God Has a Dream for the World. And There’s a Place for You in it

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God has a dream for the world. We don’t know exactly what this dream will look like, but we’ve been given a glimpse: a world of healed wounds, of radiant beauty, of restored harmony, of peace, environmental restoration. And it’s a dream that can inspire our dreams too… More…

My 7 Best Posts on Discovering Your Dreams, Calling & Purpose

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Are you at a crossroads? At the end of one chapter and wondering about the next? As you look to the year ahead, why not grab a journal and a pen, and revisit some of these posts from the last few years of my blog. They are designed to help you find meaning, fresh dreams, purpose, and direction. More…

Need Some Direction? Well Don’t Just Pray. Move.

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As a young, new Christian, I was struggling to find my path in life. For two years I’d prayed about how I should serve God, yet I still had no clear direction for my life. Until one day, I learnt what Jesus said about making good choices… and my whole approach changed. More…

In Praise of Serendipity, God’s Sneaky Surprises

You know those happy coincidences or unexpected discoveries that take us by surprise? We call it serendipity. Not all serendipity is chance, accident or coincidence. A good deal of it is in fact divine. Like my miraculous little encounter as I stood, with aching legs and blistered feet, among the back pillars of Durham Cathedral… More…

060 Reading the Bible with Your Heart and Mind

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It’s one thing to read the Bible with our eyes and our mind—and another thing to truly engage our heart. But if the Bible is God’s primary way of communicating with us, it makes sense to learn to read it deeply. Here are some keys to reading God’s word from Celebration of Discipline author Richard Foster, with a few tips of my own. He talks about the importance of reading with both the mind AND the heart. More…

059 Seven Ways God Might Be Speaking To You

In Scripture we find God speaking through peals of thunder, pillars of cloud, flaming bushes, even donkeys. He used prophets, angels, the beauty of creation, the coming of Jesus. God is surely a communicating God.

But in the 21st century, how might we expect him to speak to us personally about our everyday, modern, Western lives?

Here are seven ways… More…

058 How to Hear God’s Voice – Three Keys

Listening To The Light by Derek Swanson

Life’s full of big questions. Should I marry? If so, who? Take that job? Buy that house? Is this the career for me? Which church is the right one? And which city should I settle in? If we believe there’s a God who cares and wants to guide our big decisions, we need to know how to hear his voice. Here’s some keys to get started. More…

This 7th-Century Saint Can Help You Discover Your Gifts

St Hilda of Whitby by Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Saint Hilda was a woman ahead of her time. A profound teacher, patron of the arts and spiritual guide to both peasant and king, the story I love most about her is her interaction with a farmhand named Caedmon. As Hilda helps Caedmon test his unexpected calling, we too can learn how to discover our God-given dreams and gifts. More…

042 Three Ways to Focus Your Life, with Tony Campolo

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None of us want to reach the end of our lives and feel we’ve achieved little. Listen to my conversation with speaker, sociologist and prolific author Tony Campolo as we talk about his life, work, influences, and the three things we can do to focus our lives and leave a profound impact on others. More…