Warning! Guts on Page Two.

So, I just got back from my first spiritual retreat Realm Makers conference. And I've got three words to describe the weekend: identity, shalom, and purpose. Let me explain:

Robert Liparulo was the keynote speaker during this year's Realm Makers. He had a couple of words for us.

 The first is stop. As in, stop allowing defeat in! We have been given incredible gifts. Passions and dreams that can change the world! And the shalom - peace - that comes with knowing that He is before us!

Our dreams are prayers to God! And He never wastes dreams.

So what are we to do with these gifts? That brings us to the second word: GO!

Go with purpose. Go boldly. Walk securely in Him!

Here's where it gets all guts-on-the-page-y:

My identity has been worthless since age eleven. That's been twenty-four years of me not knowing my identity in Him.

So what did I learn on my trip to St. Louis? All sorts of incredible writing advice that I'll be unpacking - and sharing - in the coming weeks.

What did I find at Realm Makers 2015? Dreams dusty and rusty from lack of use. And this guy who is loved. With passion to ignite the world... and the knowledge that it's okay to do so.

Be warned, world. I'm coming. And I won't let you pass me by unchanged.


  1. Go boldly indeed, Josh. You are awesome.

  2. I look forward to the rest of your insights, about the conference, it was great to meet you.

  3. Awesome, Josh! So glad you had a great time and looking forward to how God is going to use you in this big, needy world!

  4. Josh, it was great to meet you in person this weekend. I'm excited to continue our friendship and get a little critique group together.

  5. It was great meeting you, and so glad you found your place at Realm Makers!

  6. It was fantastic getting to meet you folks! I'm looking forward to changing the world with y'all!


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