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The Beloved – Part 2

In the second installment of the Beloved Series, Matt, Pete and Mark discuss what their journeys have been like so far. Taking a deeper cut at how to actually live everyday life with the attitude, behaviors and belief that I truly am The Beloved.

Earning It

Something that every one of us has to wrestle with is this:  Is Jesus more interested in strict justice or love?  Sometimes these two go hand in hand.  It is often kind and good to hold to a standard of behavior.  But, there are many times when it is not possible


What to do about the noise? Have you noticed the not so subtle increase in the noise of our lives? With everyone carrying a powerful device which gives them access to a universe of music, video, texts, notifications, email, etc., the increase in the amount of stimulation to our brains is remarkable.

Inner Peace

Two weeks ago on a Thursday afternoon, I was walked into the Board Room by my boss, and my employment of 6 years was terminated.  While this is likely always a surprise, it was all the more unforeseen because in the short seven months I had been at this most recent division

Wounded Young Children

It should come as no surprise that each and every one of us have been wounded at least once, and more than likely many times in our lives. Many of our defining wounds were bestowed on us when we were young, and did not have the emotional maturity to process what was being done or said.

Wounded Adult Children

We are all wounded, and as a parent, it is not if we will wound our children, but how bad, and what are we going to do about now that we have a knowledge of how our past dictates our present.

Search for Validation

What do we do when as adult men, we discover that we have been wounded by our dads? When I made this discovery many years ago, I had to work through a whole range of emotions. I was angry that my dad missed my heart, and that I did not get the things that I needed from him, or certainly not enough.

Fitting In

Where do I fit in?

It seems like one of life’s questions. Where do I fit? Where do I belong? Is there a place for me in the game, at the table? We can spend a lot of time working on that question. We need to belong, fit in, be accepted. Our entire advertising industry is built around trying to convince us what we should buy to increase our chances of fitting in.