Jeremy Statton

Living Better Stories

Our deepest fear

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of […]

The Story of You

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The Stuff of Good Stories Have you ever read a book or watched a movie, and immediately fell in love with the story that was told? Stories of comedy and mishap. Conquest and war. Love and romance. We love great stories because they give us hope. They motivate us to do more. They inspire us to […]

A life without passion

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When we fail to dream, we rob ourselves of the energy that gives life to better stories. Passion. Our efforts are energized and sustained by our passion. And our dreams build passion in our souls. How do you get up at 5am every morning without passion? How do you get back on the treadmill despite […]

7 steps to making goals you can keep

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Setting goals is an important step toward living a better story. Through goal setting we are trying to become better people and to accomplish greater things. New Year is the perfect time to make a fresh start. Goals are critical to success for several reasons. They provide clarity about where we are going. They give […]

What should church be like?

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The answer seems both simple and impossible. Simple when we think about the big picture. A place where Christians gather to worship God, to encourage one another, and to grow. A place where those who do not know God can come and learn. They can experience his glory and his grace through the people who […]

Pure, undefiled religion

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When, Grace, our fourth child came along, I was certain I was done with expanding my family. Who wouldn’t be, especially when number four plays the high chair game? My wife, however, felt God calling her to something more. She had a vision for a better story. The word “adoption” would occasionally get thrown around […]

A Christmas Story

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This post was originally put together for a writing competition. It is partly true and partly made up. I did spend Christmas with my family in Vienna 2 years ago, and it was fabulous. It was definitely cold. I did see a young girl begging for money on the sidewalk. I did give her some, […]