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God’s Purpose for Your Life

Daily Huddle Purposes

It’s easy to rely on our own purposes and our own plans. But God’s purpose for our lives is so much bigger and better than we could ever imagine.

Below are some bible verses to help remind us that God’s purposes are greater than man’s purposes:

  • “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.'” Isaiah 55:8-9
  • “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
  • “And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
  • “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11
  • “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show my power in you and that my name may be declared in all the earth.” Romans 9:17

What are some other bible verses that encourage you to trust God’s plan? We’d love for you to comment with your verses below.


Posted on: October 07, 2015


How to Encourage Your Family Well

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Want to know the best kept secret to great relationships? Encouragement.

No matter how good or bad life may be going, words of encouragement are the best way to love others well. So today, let’s look at some examples of ways to encourage your family.

Encourage Your Kids:

  • I’m so proud of how hard you studied for that test, Son.
  • You are so kind to your little brother.
  • Keep practicing. You’re doing great!

Encourage Your Spouse:

  • Our kids are so lucky to have you for a parent.
  • I appreciate how selflessly you served dinner to our family tonight.
  • I love how hard you work to provide for our family.

What are some other ways to encourage your family? Leave your ideas in a comment below.

Posted on: October 07, 2015


How Your Talents Can Impact the World

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No two people in the world are the same.

That means that no two people impact the world in the same way. We each have different talents to share with others.

So today, let’s look at some different talents you may have and how you can use those to make a lasting impact on the world:

  • Leadership: Lead others to do the right thing.
  • Encouragement: Use your words to cheer up others.
  • Compassion: Care for the people around you well.
  • Patience: Be slow to anger and quick to show understanding.
  • Peace-Maker: Diffuse conflict among your peers.

What are some other common talents people have? Feel free to share your ideas in a comment below.

Posted on: September 30, 2015


5 Ways to Work on Your Marriage

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We’re only given a little bit of free time. And today, we’d like to encourage you to use that time wisely…by investing in your marriage. Not sure how to get started?

Well, here are 5 small ways to love your spouse this week:

  1. Bring home flowers for your wife.
  2. Leave a kind note on your spouse’s mirror.
  3. Fill up your husband’s car with a full tank of gas.
  4. Cook a special dinner for your spouse.
  5. Send a text to let your spouse know you’re thinking of them.

What are some other ways to work on your marriage? You can leave your ideas in a comment below.

Posted on: September 30, 2015


3 Steps to an Uncommon Marriage

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There are thousands of books and movies and songs and people who attempt to define marriage. But Tony Dungy says it comes down to three simple things: uniting, committing, and following. So here are 3 ways to build an Uncommon Marriage.

  1. Unite to Your Spouse: We all remember the vows we made on our wedding day. But how often do we put those vows into action? Uniting to your spouse means loving them every day…for better and for worse…in sickness and in health.
  2. Commit to Stay Together: Life will throw a lot of hardships your way…things like financial issues, lost jobs, and sudden illnesses. But no matter the circumstance, commit right now to stay with your spouse and get through the difficulties together.
  3. Follow God: And finally, the most crucial step to building an uncommon marriage is following God. This means using your marriage to trust God, glorify God, and love God in a deeper way.

How can you and your spouse follow God together through this season of life? We’d love for you to share in a comment below.

Posted on: September 21, 2015


How to Achieve Greatness at Work

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Self-analysis is no simple task. Yet it’s crucial to working well with others and achieving great things. Why? Because the more we know about our strengths and weaknesses, the more we’ll be able to seek out others who can complement us.

So answer the 10 questions below to better understand where you thrive and where you struggle. Then, use your new knowledge to create a recipe for success with your coworkers!

  1. Leadership: Do you enjoy taking charge or following pre-determined plans?
  2. Confidence: Do you speak your mind or hope for things to work themselves out?
  3. Compassion: Are you easily able to see your coworkers as people with personal lives and families?
  4. Ambition: Are you constantly looking for ways to grow or are you content where you are?
  5. Detail-Oriented: Are you able to keep all the puzzle pieces in order or do you prefer the big picture?
  6. Logical: Are you driven by logic or emotions?
  7. Team Player: Do you thrive in a group or do you prefer independence?
  8. Criticism: Do you take constructive criticism well or does your sensitivity prevent you from growing?
  9. Experience: Are you a well-seasoned pro or do you need more guidance?
  10. Perfection: Do you get frustrated with imperfection or are you able to demonstrate flexibility?

What are some other common strengths and weaknesses you see in yourself? Comment below with your thoughts!

Posted on: September 21, 2015


10 Ways to Make Memories with Your Kids

Daily Huddle Father

Once your kids are grown and gone, what they’ll remember most is the times you spent together. So get started making memories today with our list of 10 Things to Do with Your Kids:

  1. Go fishing together
  2. See a movie together (and don’t forget the popcorn!)
  3. Spend the afternoon together at the park
  4. Take a bike ride around the block together
  5. Read a book together at night
  6. Cook dinner together (but make sure YOU have the final say on the ingredients!)
  7. Swim in the pool together
  8. Toss the football together in the backyard
  9. Color together (and let her think her picture looks much better!)
  10. Go out for ice cream together


What are some other ideas to make memories with your kids? Feel free to comment with your ideas.

Posted on: September 15, 2015


How to Be an Everyday Leader

Daily Huddle Opportunity

Every day, you have the chance to be a leader. Don’t believe me? Well, today we’ll be talking through 3 common places you can be a leader.

1. Be a Leader in Your Home

First and foremost, it’s crucial to be a leader in your home. Your family needs to have someone to depend on, someone to lean on, and someone to guide them well…they need YOU!

2. Be a Leader in Your Workplace

Next, let’s consider the importance of being a leader at your job. It’s all too easy to choose laziness over excellence…especially when all your coworkers are cutting corners. But I encourage you to be a leader and instead remember Colossians 3:23 which says, “Whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord, and not to men.”

3. Be a Leader in Your Social Circle

And finally, perhaps the most difficult place to be a leader is with your friends. When they begin complaining about their spouses, their bosses, or their kids, we keep our mouths closed. Why? We’d rather let them rant than call them out and make things uncomfortable. But my advice: lead your friends well by pointing out when their negative attitudes take things too far.


Where else can we strive to be leaders? We’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below.


Posted on: September 15, 2015


The Power of a Parent’s Influence

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Whether you realize it or not, your children are watching you.

Do you like what they’re seeing?

As parents, we have a responsibility to act with care. So below are a series of questions to reflect upon how you may be influencing your children–in good ways and in not so good ways…

  • Are you quick to lose your temper?
  • When is the last time you showed affection to your spouse in front of your kids?
  • Do you treat others with respect or disdain?
  • Are you quick to serve around the house?
  • What sort of language do you use when you’re angry?
  • Do you spend more time checking emails or checking how your child’s day was?
  • Do you use your words to build others up or tear others down?
  • How often do you thank your spouse for what they do?


What are some other questions to help you reflect on how you influence your kids? We’d love to hear your suggestions in a comment below.

Posted on: September 09, 2015


When Opposites Attract

Daily Huddle Marriage

We’ve all heard how romantic it can be when opposites attract.

But one of the hardest parts of marriage is dealing with your spouse’s differences…

  • Maybe you’re an extrovert and your spouse is an introvert.
  • Maybe you communicate best with your actions and your spouse communicates best with their words.
  • Maybe you love sports and your spouse loves books.

The list goes on and on. But today, let’s talk through how differences in marriage can be a blessing in disguise…

Differences Lead to Acceptance: Once we recognize how we’re different, we can come to better accept our spouse for who they are. We can learn to love their boldness in spite of our timidness. We can learn to love their strength when we are weak. And we can learn to love their patience when we are angry.

Differences Lead to Fun: Differences in marriage also mean FUN! It means having the opportunity to try things you never thought you would…things like traveling, skydiving, or tasting foreign food. Be sure to explore your spouse’s differences and make the most of them.

Differences Lead to a Balance: Finally, differences lead to a healthy balance in marriage. When you struggle with negativity, your spouse’s optimism will come in handy. And when your spouse struggles with daily stresses, your big picture mindset will bring peace.


How are you and your spouse different from one another? We’d love to hear your answer in a comment below.

Posted on: September 09, 2015


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