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What Story Will You Tell in Your Next Chapter?

photo credit: glenn carsten peters

photo credit: glenn carsten peters

It’s amazing how many stories revolve around the main character striving to live in the present, while mired in the circumstances of their past. Batman – The Dark Knight Rises; Marty McFly – Back to the Future; Dom Cobb – Inception. The list goes on. 

It doesn’t just happen in the movies. It happens in our lives, too. Maybe you’ve lived this plot line. Yesterday’s storyline threatens to define tomorrow’s reality. You hear voices, telling you…

  • It’s probably going to get worse.
  • I am who I am – who I’ve always been.
  • It’s true: I don’t have what it takes.
  • I don’t have the talent everyone else has.

Or maybe you find yourself thinking…

  • It can’t get any better than it’s been. Or can it?
  • I’ve met my goals, but it’s still not good enough.
  • I’m at the pinnacle of my game. Is there more? 

Regardless whether the storyline behind you is one of success and accomplishment or confusion and disappointment, it can seem that the past is the present and will be the future. Perhaps as you look at your successes, you long for a way to fill something inside you. Maybe as you consider your disappointments, you hope there’s more, but you’re not sure what or how. Living with a gnawing feeling that there’s more can leave you drained and discouraged and stuck, even when you’re working as hard as you can. 

It’s time to get PERSPECTIVE

  • Take inventory. 
  • Pause to consider what is actually true. 
  • Where are you…really? 
  • And how did you get here?
  • What are your essential skills? 
  • What are those abilities that, when exercised, bring fulfillment and results?
  • What gives you reason to live? To work? To be you?

When you get this kind of clarity, you can create a PLAN, your plan.

  • A plan for your future. 
  • A plan that is unique to who you are – and where you want to be.
  • A plan that helps you move from influence to impact. 
  • A plan that, if you work the plan, it will work.

Getting to ACTION is always easier with a guide – someone to come alongside and call out the best… to call you to your best. 

I can be that guide for you. Through the proven, personalized Paterson Process LifePlan you can get perspective, develop your plan, take definitive action and live the life you were intended – even created – to live. 

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What Story Will You Tell in Your Next Chapter?

photo credit: glenn carsten peters

photo credit: glenn carsten peters

It’s amazing how many stories revolve around the main character striving to live in the present, while mired in the circumstances of their past. Batman – The Dark Knight Rises; Marty McFly – Back to the Future; Dom Cobb – Inception. The list goes on. 

It doesn’t just happen in the movies. It happens in our lives, too. Maybe you’ve lived this plot line. Yesterday’s storyline threatens to define tomorrow’s reality. You hear voices, telling you…

  • It’s probably going to get worse.
  • I am who I am – who I’ve always been.
  • It’s true: I don’t have what it takes.
  • I don’t have the talent everyone else has.

Or maybe you find yourself thinking…

  • It can’t get any better than it’s been. Or can it?
  • I’ve met my goals, but it’s still not good enough.
  • I’m at the pinnacle of my game. Is there more? 

Regardless whether the storyline behind you is one of success and accomplishment or confusion and disappointment, it can seem that the past is the present and will be the future. Perhaps as you look at your successes, you long for a way to fill something inside you. Maybe as you consider your disappointments, you hope there’s more, but you’re not sure what or how. Living with a gnawing feeling that there’s more can leave you drained and discouraged and stuck, even when you’re working as hard as you can. 

It’s time to get PERSPECTIVE

  • Take inventory. 
  • Pause to consider what is actually true. 
  • Where are you…really? 
  • And how did you get here?
  • What are your essential skills? 
  • What are those abilities that, when exercised, bring fulfillment and results?
  • What gives you reason to live? To work? To be you?

When you get this kind of clarity, you can create a PLAN, your plan.

  • A plan for your future. 
  • A plan that is unique to who you are – and where you want to be.
  • A plan that helps you move from influence to impact. 
  • A plan that, if you work the plan, it will work.

Getting to ACTION is always easier with a guide – someone to come alongside and call out the best… to call you to your best. 

I can be that guide for you. Through the proven, personalized Paterson Process LifePlan you can get perspective, develop your plan, take definitive action and live the life you were intended – even created – to live. 

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What Story Will You Tell in Your Next Chapter?

photo credit: glenn carsten peters

photo credit: glenn carsten peters

It’s amazing how many stories revolve around the main character striving to live in the present, while mired in the circumstances of their past. Batman – The Dark Knight Rises; Marty McFly – Back to the Future; Dom Cobb – Inception. The list goes on. 

It doesn’t just happen in the movies. It happens in our lives, too. Maybe you’ve lived this plot line. Yesterday’s storyline threatens to define tomorrow’s reality. You hear voices, telling you…

  • It’s probably going to get worse.
  • I am who I am – who I’ve always been.
  • It’s true: I don’t have what it takes.
  • I don’t have the talent everyone else has.

Or maybe you find yourself thinking…

  • It can’t get any better than it’s been. Or can it?
  • I’ve met my goals, but it’s still not good enough.
  • I’m at the pinnacle of my game. Is there more? 

Regardless whether the storyline behind you is one of success and accomplishment or confusion and disappointment, it can seem that the past is the present and will be the future. Perhaps as you look at your successes, you long for a way to fill something inside you. Maybe as you consider your disappointments, you hope there’s more, but you’re not sure what or how. Living with a gnawing feeling that there’s more can leave you drained and discouraged and stuck, even when you’re working as hard as you can. 

It’s time to get PERSPECTIVE

  • Take inventory. 
  • Pause to consider what is actually true. 
  • Where are you…really? 
  • And how did you get here?
  • What are your essential skills? 
  • What are those abilities that, when exercised, bring fulfillment and results?
  • What gives you reason to live? To work? To be you?

When you get this kind of clarity, you can create a PLAN, your plan.

  • A plan for your future. 
  • A plan that is unique to who you are – and where you want to be.
  • A plan that helps you move from influence to impact. 
  • A plan that, if you work the plan, it will work.

Getting to ACTION is always easier with a guide – someone to come alongside and call out the best… to call you to your best. 

I can be that guide for you. Through the proven, personalized Paterson Process LifePlan you can get perspective, develop your plan, take definitive action and live the life you were intended – even created – to live. 

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Let’s Work Together

Everyone has a story. And every story matters. In fact, I’ve been seeking
to understand my own story more clearly. 

For 35 years I’ve invested in people. I’ve led teams in local churches,
non-profits and retail environments. I’ve honed my skills in executive
leadership, customer / guest services, coaching and life planning. Today,
I’m still serving as a pastor with Granger Community Church, but I’ve
gotten clarity about how my passion for people gets played out in my next
chapter. 

With the blessing and support of my lead pastor, Mark Beeson, I’ve launched
a new effort to leverage my love and care for people – people like Continue reading

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Let’s Work Together

Everyone has a story. And every story matters. In fact, I’ve been seeking
to understand my own story more clearly. 

For 35 years I’ve invested in people. I’ve led teams in local churches,
non-profits and retail environments. I’ve honed my skills in executive
leadership, customer / guest services, coaching and life planning. Today,
I’m still serving as a pastor with Granger Community Church, but I’ve
gotten clarity about how my passion for people gets played out in my next
chapter. 

With the blessing and support of my lead pastor, Mark Beeson, I’ve launched
a new effort to leverage my love and care for people – people like Continue reading

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Stop Your Target Practice

I love it when people begin to discover that they are loved by God. I
especially love it when they move from understanding how much they matter
to God, to seeing that other people really matter too. They matter as
treasures God created. They matter to that person who’s just discovered
God’s grace. It’s beautiful.

It’s disappointing though, when followers of Christ begin to see their
friends as walking targets, a bull’s eye target to faith-wrestle to their
knees, so they can be “saved.” People can tell when the friendship is
motivated by pure love that is curious, genuinely interested and invested.
And, people can tell when the “friendship” is about completing a
soul-saving objective. When that happens… Continue reading

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Stop Your Target Practice

I love it when people begin to discover that they are loved by God. I
especially love it when they move from understanding how much they matter
to God, to seeing that other people really matter too. They matter as
treasures God created. They matter to that person who’s just discovered
God’s grace. It’s beautiful.

It’s disappointing though, when followers of Christ begin to see their
friends as walking targets, a bull’s eye target to faith-wrestle to their
knees, so they can be “saved.” People can tell when the friendship is
motivated by pure love that is curious, genuinely interested and invested.
And, people can tell when the “friendship” is about completing a
soul-saving objective. When that happens… Continue reading

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Global Leadership Summit | Gary Haugen

Gary A. Haugen is an American attorney who is the Founder, CEO, and former
President of International Justice Mission, a global organization that
protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world.
International Justice Mission partners with local authorities to rescue
victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and
strengthen justice systems. Haugen founded the organization in 1999.

Gary pointed to the scene of Jesus with his friends at the now-known last
supper. Everything he’d taught, everything they’d experienced as the
Kingdom – all of it could be undone because of.. Continue reading

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Global Leadership Summit | Gary Haugen

Gary A. Haugen is an American attorney who is the Founder, CEO, and former
President of International Justice Mission, a global organization that
protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world.
International Justice Mission partners with local authorities to rescue
victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and
strengthen justice systems. Haugen founded the organization in 1999.

Gary pointed to the scene of Jesus with his friends at the now-known last
supper. Everything he’d taught, everything they’d experienced as the
Kingdom – all of it could be undone because of.. Continue reading

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Global Leadership Summit | Gary Haugen

Gary A. Haugen is an American attorney who is the Founder, CEO, and former
President of International Justice Mission, a global organization that
protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world.
International Justice Mission partners with local authorities to rescue
victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and
strengthen justice systems. Haugen founded the organization in 1999.

Gary pointed to the scene of Jesus with his friends at the now-known last
supper. Everything he’d taught, everything they’d experienced as the
Kingdom – all of it could be undone because of.. Continue reading

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