A Life of Creative Purpose: Embrace Uniqueness, Explore Boldness, Encourage Faith

A Life of Creative Purpose: Embrace Uniqueness, Explore Boldness, Encourage Faith

by T.H. Meyer

Paperback(2018)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948797016
Publisher: T.H. Meyer
Publication date: 11/26/2016
Edition description: 2018
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

After living in Asia and Europe, T.H. Meyer's family built a home on their Texas farm in 2011 where two mini-Australian shepherds share their couch and ice cubes from the fridge. Tammy is a Purpose-Focused life-coaching strategist who also co-authored, A God of All Seasons: Walking Towards Mercy, Grace, & Hope, and is the mother to three beautiful kids and grandmother to one.

Table of Contents

Contents

1. When You Shred Your Life’s Work ..............................1

2. One Thing That Strengthens You..............................11

3. The Fight for Your Promised Land ...........................21

4. Giving Yourself Permission........................................31

5. Called Into Discomfort ............................................41

6. When You Are The Barrier........................................49

7. How God Reminds Us .............................................57

8. Knowing God And His Gifts....................................67

9. Going Where You Never Thought Possible ...............79

10. When You Face The Doubts & The Doubters .........87

11. When You Accept Your God-Gifts ...........................95

12. How Waiting & Obedience Will Challenge You.....103

13. God Calls You A Warrior.......................................115

14. When God Calls But You’re a Woman....................125

15. Looking At Yourself...............................................139

16. When We Embrace Our (Spiritual) Life ................147

Additional Resources ..................................................152

---Excerpt---

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When You Shred Your Life's Work

“The Spirit, not content to flit around on the surface, dives into the depths of God, and brings out what God planned all along.” -The Message, (taken from 1 Corinthians 2:10-13)

....I stood with the ebony-black, leather-bound folder where I’d kept [my writing].

I pulled a neatly pressed poem from an inside pocket. Pica font from an electronic typewriter dotted the weathered paper as I hovered the page near the shredder.

For the last time, I silently read one of my favorite poems filled with dark, Poe-like metaphors. It hid the truth of my life like a riddle. And soon, it would be gone forever.

I fed the first page between metal teeth as the motor vibrated to life. My hand had not shaken as I had imagined. A loud noise growled as the gears slowed halfway through the page like a monstrous Venus flytrap chewing a tasty morsel. Again and again, the 10-inch font descended closer to the mouth, each line of a poem or story ripped apart and consumed.

Writing was something other people did but not me. Fairy tales never came true.

And so I continued, shredder humming, as each piece vibrated past the narrow teeth. The last document entered the metal mouth, and I made a promise to myself. I promised to never write again unless I could do it with honesty and honor. I gave every line, every page, every poem, and every story I had compiled back to God in a pile of tattered strips.

At thirty, I destroyed my life’s work of poetry and short stories.

I didn’t know if I’d ever write again.

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