Life’s Purpose

These messages focus on what we want to accomplish with our lives and our journey for fulfilling our life’s goals.

    • A Reason for Being

      As a new year begins, it’s often a time for reflection on our lives. For some, that reflection may be a quick passing thought. For others, it may involve some deep introspection of where we are and where we A tool for doing that deep introspection thinking is one that...

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    • Two Deaths and Many Lives

      It was perhaps his oldest memory. Years ago, he sat on his grandfather’s bed holding his hand, knowing that his grandfather didn’t have long to live. At the time, he didn’t know what to make of what his grandfather had said to him. What he remembered was something...

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    • Finding Your Life’s Purpose – Part One

      Jeanne Graham was very nervous as she approached her interview with Alan Baxter. He was known to be a very kind and generous person, but he didn’t like being in the spotlight. This interview was going to be in the university’s alumni magazine, and Baxter took a lot of...

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    • Finding Your Life’s Purpose – Part 2

      The response to the interview with Alan Baxter was one of the all-time most read features in the university’s alumni magazine. Readers wanted to know more, especially how Alan Baxter guided others in finding their life’s purpose. He agreed to do another interview....

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    • What Matters – Finding Your Life’s Purpose – Part 1

      Jeanne Graham was very nervous as she approached her interview with Alan Baxter. He was known to be a very kind and generous person, but he didn’t like being in the spotlight. This interview was going to be in the university’s alumni magazine, and Baxter took a lot of...

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    • An Inspirational Life

      Jodie had been abandoned by her parents and moved through the foster care system for five years before she was adopted by loving parents. She was very bright and known as the teacher’s aide throughout elementary school. Jodie helped other children with subjects they...

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    • Finding Your Inspiration

      He hadn’t given much thought about what he wanted to do with his life when he boarded a bus to return home from college during the holiday break. The bus was full so he decided to sit by an elderly man named Henry. Joe started talking with Henry, and the conversation...

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    • Inspiring Symbols

      Mahatma Gandhi had a problem. He needed to inspire his fellow citizens to pursue independence from British rule. Independence was a different concept to grasp. What Gandhi needed was a symbol that everyone could understand, but also made it meaningful to their daily...

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    • Using Our Talents

      Peter Cooper was born in 1791 in New York City. Growing up he had a number of blue-collar jobs that led him to being a tinkerer. At the age of 30, he bought a glue factory setting him off on an extraordinary entrepreneurial career. The glue factory was very successful...

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    • Respect

      The past three years have been tough for everyone, but for sports fans we have lost two of the all-time greats: Henry Aaron (2021) and Bill Russell (2022). While they played in different sports, they have given all of us a vital life lesson: respect. Both Henry Aaron...

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