Archive for September, 2008

Let’s Think: Communication with Parents

Posted: September 9, 2008 by clairer in Parents

When was the last time you talked in-depth with your parents about things going on in your life?  Yesterday?  Last week?  Last month?  Maybe you’ve tried, but they simply don’t want to be a part of your life.  I know there are some parents like that.  But, more often than not, I think we tend to be the ones shutting them out.  I know I did. (more…)

Let’s Talk: The Purpose of Life

Posted: September 9, 2008 by clairer in Purpose

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” — Robert Byrne

I saw this quote the other day, and I started wondering, what is the purpose in my life?  What marks a life worthwhile?  When I die, what do I want to be known for?

I think it’s important for us to think about these questions, especially as we begin to make decisions that will influence our future lives.  When we’re living with a purpose in mind, it will help to guide our choices.  As I thought about what my purpose in life is, I also ran across a quote by J.I. Packer:

What makes life worthwhile is having a big enough objective, something which catches our imagination and lays hold of our allegiance…. What higher, more exalted, and more compelling goal can there be than to know God?

This is what my purpose should be: “that [I] may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, [and] growing in the knowledge of God.” (Colossians 1:10)

How would you define your life purpose?