Tag Archives: purpose

Live Life on Purpose


Have you ever been challenged to live life “on purpose?”

If not, I challenge you now.

God has placed us here on earth for a reason. And when we discover that reason and live our lives to that godly end, we find true satisfaction. …

In ancient days, craftsmen, artisans, and musicians proclaimed their godly purpose in life by what they produced. That’s why the great classics of the world reflect a spiritual tribute to who God is. Through their endeavors, their work was beautiful and eternal.

In the twenty-first century, few artists are creating works that will attain “classic” status. Why? Because most composers, sculptors, writers, and artists don’t create their works to glorify God. …

God’s desire is for you and each member of your family to be purposeful human beings. To work toward meaningful goals and experience the joy of achievement.

So learn to live your life on purpose, and teach your children to do the same.

  • Write out some obtainable goals and work toward them.
  • Read books that motivate you toward your goals.
  • Pray for God’s guidance for your “on purpose” life.

by Emilie Barnes, from In the Stillness of Quiet Moments


Share Your Cup – a Devotional


When the Lord fills our cup, He intends us to pour it out. He encourages us to fill the cups of others with His love. And when we do, the sweetness of His love and peace flows from cup to cup.

Don’t let this time in your life go unchallenged by change. Even in seasons of despair, reach up and grab on to helping others with the gifts God has given to you.


Giver of all gifts, my prayer is that each person I meet will discover and use the gifts You have given them to help someone along the way.

And help me use my gifts to point people to you. Amen.

  • by Emilie Barnes, from In the Stillness of Quiet Moments


Silver Lining through the Clouds

We often don’t really know why things turn out the way they do.

Sometimes a heart is left aching and although we know that “He does all things well”, at times all we have to hold on to is a glimmer of hope. And the thread that connects that hope to our hearts is thinner than a strand.

Yet the glimmer can grow into a silver lining of promise, and eventually the sun bursts forth, although veiled by shadow only a short time before.

This is hope. We cannot always choose when or how this process will work in our lives and hearts.

Yet when the One Who holds our lives and destinies is given leeway to hold our hearts, our dreams, our hopes, then we have nothing to fear. For His grasp of a situation is not a perception, but true reality. A reality that He can dispense to our fragile hearts, bestowing joy in spite of sorrow, beauty from ashes, and victory after it seems all hope is lost.

Hold on to that glimmer.

Hold on for that promise.

It is yours, even if you have to wrestle the angel before receiving the promise. Do not let go of the angel, even if he bears sorrow or tears. Hold on and he will bear you up and take you to a place of beauty, promise and hope—your future.

Your purpose.

I Hope You Dance


I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin’
Don’t let some Hellbent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to sellin’ out, reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance