070 – Our Transition, Letting Go, and “Losing” Our Identity

This week was a huge transition for us. We’ve contemplated a major transition for a couple of years and planning it for several months and we just crossed the threshold of exiting the safe and secure roles we’ve held for a long time so we can pursue our great adventure in earnest.

In this episode David and Donna have a discussion about how the transition feels, letting go of what is behind, facing the challenges of letting go of a well established “identity,” and candidly discussing the things ahead.

This is an episode of reflection of recent transitional events in David and Donna’s life and leadership, so there are no episode notes. Tune in next week for a more structured episode complete with notes or check out some of our previous podcasts on this blog site.

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067 – Adversity Makes it Possible for Life to be a Great Adventure

An adventure is an exciting or very unusual experience, one that is  bold and risky. If the outcomes are certain, it is not an adventure. If you already know what you will see, encounter, and navigate it is not an adventure. Adversity grows us, prepares us, and emboldens us to live an adventurous life. We’ve decided that one of the criteria for the paths we will choose in the future–it MUST be an adventure. 

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As our friends know, we are in major transition… still! Everything has been changing in our lives for over 5 years and everything continues to morph into something new. This journey began with the loss of our spouses. It began in pain and progressed to travail. Foundational to my life are three decisions I made up front in the grief process. #1 – I will be whole again no matter what it takes. #2 – I choose to believe that good things are going to happen in my future that would not have happened without this tragedy happening first. #3 – The pain of this journey cost too much to waste, I will make a difference through this pain.

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064 – Seven Scriptures to Guide Your Great Adventure (from Cape Town South Africa)

Every one of us longs to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives, to step into the next great adventure and live the life we know we should live, and to live joyfully. In our huge transition we’ve found (so far) seven scriptures that encourage and guide us. In this episode, David and Donna discuss those 7 guiding scriptures.

Seven Scriptures to Guide You in Your Great Adventure

We recorded this podcast in Cape Town, South Africa. As we’ve been traveling through South Africa, in out-of-the-ordinary surroundings, we’ve opened our spiritual eyes and ears to hear what God would say to us.

We are hearing some incredible things that are certainly bigger than we are. We are not sure of our destination on this great adventure, but as our excitement builds, we are feeling things in our future far bigger than us and our ability. Now, that is an exciting place to be in life!

So very many of you are on an adventure in your life. As you live the Christ life, dreams and vision surface and you move toward them. The last several episodes of this podcast have focused upon navigating the paths of life.

These are the seven scriptures emerging in our lives as promises of God and guide posts for living out part two of our lives. As you listen to the episode and contemplate these scriptures, we pray God reveals himself to you and gives you guidance on your journey.

  1. 2 Kings 6
  2. 2 Corinthians 4.18
  3. Jeremiah 33.3
  4. Ezekiel 37
  5. Zechariah 4.6
  6. Matthew 6.33
  7. Ephesians 3.20

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By the way, for next week’s episode we will be back in Indiana in our studio, so we are already looking forward to next Thursday!