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Potential, Maturity, and Transformation

It brings me joy when I see maturity begin to catch up with potential.

 

Potential, or raw talent as we often call it only gets us so far.  The mastering of that ability takes time, effort, focused attention, dedication, commitment, and sometimes just plain rudimentary practice. 

 

When I was in the fourth grade I went to play for the National Piano Guild auditions. We performed before a judge at our local university and received a critique afterward.  I had a…

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Added by David Hampton on May 26, 2012 at 6:26pm — 2 Comments

People of the Thresholds (Thresholds Pt. 2)

Last week I wrote about the threshold places in our lives. Something called “liminal space” where we are in between what was and what is yet to come. I was encouraged at how many people touched base with me through Facebook, Twitter, and my email to tell me that this is exactly…

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Added by David Hampton on January 30, 2012 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Thresholds

I have recently been doing a bit of reading about something called liminal space or liminality. It isn’t as spooky as it sounds. It is essentially a kind of threshold period. It is the sense of no longer belonging to the old and not quite belonging to the new. It is when life has moved us ahead of our plans and we are in what can feel like a free-fall state. It can be vocational, personal, relational, or logistical but it is always unsettling to be between the now…

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Added by David Hampton on January 30, 2012 at 10:31pm — 1 Comment

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