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Life Lessons from the Road

Life Lessons from the Road

I don’t like driving. But I value the many lessons that driving has taught me. Here are seven. Maybe you can relate with a few of them. 1. Remember your ultimate destination Roads help you remember the importance of keeping your goals in mind. Before Google Maps, I...

How a Millenial Gamer Came to Know God

How a Millenial Gamer Came to Know God

By Nathan Breland It is said that God works in mysterious ways, and while I don’t want to discredit that perspective at all, I would also like to posit another seemingly contrary idea, that God works in very obvious and blatant ways as well. This concept does not...

One Thing You Can Do Every Morning to Make Your Life Better

One Thing You Can Do Every Morning to Make Your Life Better

When I started college, my sister shared a poem with me. Just as life was getting busy with classes, grades, projects, labs, clubs, and making ends meet, that poem anchored me. And as life progressed - work, marriage, kids - the poem anchored me.The Difference I got...

Career Advice for All of Us: Check with God First

Career Advice for All of Us: Check with God First

Jason Brown was the highest paid American football player in 2009. His was at the top of his game. Then, suddenly, a year later, he quit football to become a farmer. His book, “Centered: Trading Your Plans for a Life that Matter,” chronicles his incredible shift. I...

Stop Floating, Start Swimming

Stop Floating, Start Swimming

The following is a reflection from a college student. He concludes that life is more fulfilling when we stop going with the flow and commit to living for a larger purpose.  I recently went on a very refreshing, beautiful hike in the wintry mountains of Washington...

Spending Quality Time with My Parents

Spending Quality Time with My Parents

By Takae Goto It is a tradition in our family to observe birthdays with a short morning prayer before celebrating with food and friends. It’s an opportunity to thank God for my life, parents, and family who supported me through another year. As each year passes by, I...

Letting God Work through Me to Touch Others

Letting God Work through Me to Touch Others

S.T. has just come off a year in Family Peace Association's leadership training program. Her summer expereince as a workshop assistant director helped connect the lessons she gained during her training program and leading a purpose driven life everyday - in school, at...

Bringing Lessons Home from the Mountain Top

Bringing Lessons Home from the Mountain Top

Photo by Takae Goto Family Peace Association youth leadership programs usually include a segment held in the great outdoors, an adventure hike, or the like. This year was no exception and the hikers were given a chance to climb out to what was ominously dubbed “Blood...

Life Stages: Growing from an Individual to a Family

Life Stages: Growing from an Individual to a Family

Taking a family outing compared to a trip by yourself might be comparable to the difference between spiritual growth as an individual and as a family. A trip where you’re responsible for only yourself is easier to prepare and plan for, just as focusing on your own...

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