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An Invitation for You

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Happy, blessed New Year! May 2018 be the best year yet of your life.

Let me get to the point. Your feedback is essential to the vibrancy of our community here. As we march ahead into the future that God has for us, I wonder if you have questions you would like for us to consider together. I possess a ton of ideas, and this venue will always incorporate variety. However, what matters to you matters to me, so I invite you to share with me your suggestions.

For context, let me reiterate my original Declaration and Direction.  

This blog is devoted to you, one who is determined to live life with eternal intentionality. I am well acquainted with the challenges and changes a journey like ours demands. There are twists, turns, wrong turns, left-hand turns—back roads and side roads—but there are no shortcuts. Here, I want to be one voice in your head telling you that you are doing a great job!

Most of all, I desire to see you maximize your own individual life, and live in the sweet spot for which you were created. In that sweet spot, I pray that you will experience:

Intimacy with Jesus

Authenticity with others

A Passion for your calling

A Purpose for your influence


I will be candid and clear as opposed to complicated and complex. I love to laugh, but I am not humorous. I have opinions, and yes, they will come through. But heaven forbid that I contaminate our communication by being overly opinionated. I will hold you in the highest regard, and respect the fact that you are still very much your own person.

Expect me to be repetitious. Having lived 67 (plus) years, having known the Lord for more than 48 of those years, having been a missionary for more than 45 years, certain life themes have emerged. They just keep coming back again and again, and I find myself returning to these themes in sharing my perspective on life.


You and I are not aimless wanders; we are pilgrims with a very specific Destination. Blessed are those…who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion (Psalm 84:5, 7).

So, as we sojourn together, may the words of Luke 24:32 describe our experience: Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?  

Going beyond than my missional Declaration and Direction, I reach out to you with an invitation to brainstorm on topics to discuss, questions to address, subjects to delve into. I truly believe your suggestions will bring a depth and richness to our conversation which would otherwise be missing. 

Living With Eternal Intentionality™

 Please utilize the Comment option below to submit your feedback. Or, if you prefer, email me at Debby.thompson@cru.org. Thank you so much. We are off to a great start for 2018—together!