Darius' Story - Part 2
Watch part 2 of Darius' story from our Christmas Eve services. If you missed it, you can also watch part 1.
Discovery Church Co. is a safe place to find what you're looking for. In the last 2 years, life has only grown more complex. It has caused the re-evaluation of all things. And while that has been good in some ways, it has created more questions than answers. We believe in giving all people a safe environment to question - to pivot - to discover what it means to live without a map while finding that inner compass that guides you to that 'truer north'.
LEARN HOW A BENT TOWARD DISCOVERY CAN LEAD TO A BETTER LIFE.
A BENT TOWARD DISCOVERY IS DIRECTLY TIED TO
OUR NURTURING OF A QUESTIONING, INQUISITIVE SPIRIT.
KEY INSIGHT? STAY CURIOUS FRIENDS!
Here's the thing – when we are inquisitive, when we stay curious ... we see things differently, and are self-aware, enough to observe life around us more fully. We see what is happening in the present moment, taking note of what is, while having a sense for how it connects to our path forward. We feel alive and engaged, more capable of embracing opportunities, making connections, and experiencing moments of insight and meaning – leveraging it to lay foundations for a more generous and intentional future.
HERE ARE 5 BENEFITS TO NURTURING A SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY
In a 1996 study published in Psychology and Aging, more than 1,000 older adults aged 60 to 86 were carefully observed over a five-year period. Even after taking account age, smoking habits, the presence of cancer, and the presence of cardiovascular disease; researchers found that those who were rated as being more curious (in a perpetual state of discovery) at the beginning of the study were more likely to be alive at the study's conclusion. Huh. That’s curious.
Studies have shown that curiosity positively correlates with intelligence as well as superior IQ. High levels of curiosity in adults are connected to greater analytic ability, problem-solving skills and overall intelligence. All of which suggests that cultivating more curiosity in your daily life is likely to make you smarter. Think Einstein. Alexander Graham Bell Thomas Edison. Orville and Wilbur Wright. Steve Jobs. You're in good company, yeah?
It is far easier to form and maintain satisfying, significant relationships when you demonstrate an attitude of openness and genuine interest. One of the top reasons why couples seek counseling or therapy is because they’ve become bored with each other. This often sparks resentment, hostility, communication breakdowns, and a lack of interest in spending time together. Curious people report more satisfying relationships. That's a fact Jack.
The Gallup organization recently reported the results of a survey conducted with more than 130,000 people from some 130 nations. The poll identified two factors that had the strongest influence on how much enjoyment a person experienced in a given day: “being able to count on someone for help” and “learned something yesterday.” Gallup on.
If we are going to find a meaningful purpose or calling in life, chances are good we will find it in something that unleashes our natural curiosity and fascination. Indeed, curiosity is the entry point to many of life’s greatest sources of meaning and satisfaction: our interests, hobbies and passions. The greater the range and depth of our curiosity, the more opportunities we have to experience things that inspire, excite, and grant us purpose.
SO, WHY STOP HERE?
PERHAPS YOU SHOULD EXPLORE MORE.
HERE'S 3 WAYS YOU CAN KEEP DISCOVERING.
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We know how it is. Sometimes, you just need that extra time to rest. To linger with a cup of tea or coffee or with your fam.
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There are times where nothing beats a live experience. From the moment you walk in the door, you'll discover a difference!
A LIFE OF DISCOVERY CAN START WITH YOUR NEXT STEP.
HERE'S 3 STEPS...OKAY, PERHAPS 4...THAT WE THINK CAN HELP.
No matter where you find yourself or how your story reads, you'll find a safe place here to hide it, then share it, and maybe even change the plot before your next chapter. Leave some room for new chapters. We can always stand to live a better story...a life 'Younique'.
"Wait, whuuuh? I get the story thing, but Jesus?!?" Yeah, Jesus. Not the sissy Jesus or judgy Jesus but the real Jesus who came to rescue the world, not to condemn it. THAT Jesus that went rogue against the religious elite of His day. Learn the ways of our Beautiful Outlaw.
We live by a code that everyone who has been rescued, goes on to"live to rescue". Not out of duty or obligation, but out of love. That rogue love that Jesus modeled for His disciples is the same love we live to rescue with today. Join the rescue. Love everybody. Always.
Or beer. Depending on the time of day. We have created a 'drink-friendly' environment just for you. Our friends at Building Three Coffee bring the bean, and we deliver the brew.
JOIN US FOR A BREW.
NOT SURE YOU'RE UP FOR A LIFE OF DISCOVERY?
MAYBE YOU DON'T 'BUY' ALL THE TALK.
WE GET IT. WE'VE BEEN THERE.
But just consider the cost of staying the same. Of choosing not to learn. Not to explore. Not to grow. Not to exercise - even 'a little faith'. You know, cynicism didn't discover fire. Pessimism never built a plane. Lack of faith and imagination would have never seen the invention of the internet. "Giving up" on a better story would have never delivered Toy Story. You see? The key to a better life...to better circumstances, better relationships....to a better future. It starts with a better you. And a better you begins with a posture - a spirit of discovery.
Sumpin' ain't right there.
But we couldn't do it without our strategic partners.
And we don't want to write the next story without you.
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