Posts tagged vibrant
"Vibrant" Doesn't Mean Perfect

Smooth sailing is a thing of daydreams. It doesn't happen. The waters will get choppy, the thunderheads will open their floodgates and lightening will strike too close for comfort. Vibrant living doesn't boast a perfect life. Vibrant living boasts a life of contentment, perseverance and joy.

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Why are we called to vibrant living?

I can try to convince you that vibrant living is an obligation. I can and have used reason to prove my societal and theological grounds for such a claim.

But I won't.

Perhaps it's because I'm too lazy to try to convince you... but I think its because, despite a well-reasoned argument, some people simply do not have the courage or the will to go off script. So all I can do is ask.

Will you join me?

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What does a vibrant life look like?

You put the last piece in its place and step back to admire your handiwork. As your eyes scan the image sprawled out before you, you see it. Just there, in the middle of the house tucked away in the forest near the waterwheel. A piece is missing. You know the feeling - when the puzzle is one piece short of perfect. It's irritating and imbalanced and you can't help but feel a twinge of disappointment.

Life, too, is irritating, imbalanced and brings its fair share of disappointment when a piece of it is missing. Zig Ziglar has his "Wheel of Life" and Donald Miller has his "How to live a good story". These individuals have analyzed life and each, in their own way, broken it down into parts we can grasp so the whole thing doesn't feel so overwhelming. While they each look at life through a unique lens, they all have one thing in common - living a balanced life. None of them recommend being all work no play. None of them recommend the opposite. Because no one likes to leave out a piece of a puzzle. It's incomplete. Broken.

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What does it mean to live "vibrantly"?

My cursor sweeps across the screen selecting pixels, shifting them from here to there, boosting this, enhancing that. Photoshop - a powerful piece of software that allows users to create and manipulate digital pixels within an image - has been a huge part of my life for several years now. Perhaps this is where the word originated in my mind - vibrancy.

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