Family trip to Redding, and a visit to Yaks

Yaksfamily My family is hanging out with me at one of my fave coffee shops of all time, Yaks.  I just ate an enormously delicious cinnamon roll and have big coffee mug in hand.  I will be meeting with my good friend Erich, working on my wedding remarks for Zach and Karina, and hoping my family can get through some online lessons for their homeschooling.

After 5 months some things really do change.  Yaks, for instance, is adding a fancy coffee roaster.  They are not settling.  I love that.  Other things here in town will be the same the next visit I make.  This reminds me to not settle in with life, but to keep dreaming, growing and living.

How have you NOT settled and is that being “unsettled” a good thing to you?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

24 comments

  1. That place has to be good considering the trip you guys had, you all look happy… maybe too happy?

  2. That place has to be good considering the trip you guys had, you all look happy… maybe too happy?

  3. That place has to be good considering the trip you guys had, you all look happy… maybe too happy?

  4. That place has to be good considering the trip you guys had, you all look happy… maybe too happy?

  5. I must confess that I find not settling very unsettling. Let’s see… I changed out of my favorite socks tonight. Does that count?

  6. I must confess that I find not settling very unsettling. Let’s see… I changed out of my favorite socks tonight. Does that count?

  7. I must confess that I find not settling very unsettling. Let’s see… I changed out of my favorite socks tonight. Does that count?

  8. I must confess that I find not settling very unsettling. Let’s see… I changed out of my favorite socks tonight. Does that count?

  9. I don’t settle when it comes to music. I try to do my best, but sometimes I put too much pressure on myself. And I believe this hurts worship.

  10. I don’t settle when it comes to music. I try to do my best, but sometimes I put too much pressure on myself. And I believe this hurts worship.

  11. I don’t settle when it comes to music. I try to do my best, but sometimes I put too much pressure on myself. And I believe this hurts worship.

  12. I don’t settle when it comes to music. I try to do my best, but sometimes I put too much pressure on myself. And I believe this hurts worship.

  13. I left an unhealthy ministry position and risked leaving Southern California for Northern Idaho…
    In return…I’m dreaming again, I’m being stretched, my faith is growing and I’m loving where I am.

  14. I left an unhealthy ministry position and risked leaving Southern California for Northern Idaho…
    In return…I’m dreaming again, I’m being stretched, my faith is growing and I’m loving where I am.

  15. I left an unhealthy ministry position and risked leaving Southern California for Northern Idaho…
    In return…I’m dreaming again, I’m being stretched, my faith is growing and I’m loving where I am.

  16. I left an unhealthy ministry position and risked leaving Southern California for Northern Idaho…
    In return…I’m dreaming again, I’m being stretched, my faith is growing and I’m loving where I am.

  17. I was just having this conversation with myself the other day! I think that I am “unsettled” most of the time at least in ministry and maybe my own personal life. I think that this has kept me growing and stretching and reaching. HOWEVER, it also comes from some of my perfectionistic, workaholic, maybe insecure tendencies and sometimes I have to stop and refuse to feed those because I am just too hard on myself and can feel miserable after something has gone well. I sometimes forget how to rest in God and instead find myself relying on Jan and striving, striving, striving. That is not good. I am seeking to learn to be discontent in a holy sort of way yet still be able to rest in my Savior’s love for me and not feel like I must “prove” myself over and over. More than you wanted to know I am sure.

  18. I was just having this conversation with myself the other day! I think that I am “unsettled” most of the time at least in ministry and maybe my own personal life. I think that this has kept me growing and stretching and reaching. HOWEVER, it also comes from some of my perfectionistic, workaholic, maybe insecure tendencies and sometimes I have to stop and refuse to feed those because I am just too hard on myself and can feel miserable after something has gone well. I sometimes forget how to rest in God and instead find myself relying on Jan and striving, striving, striving. That is not good. I am seeking to learn to be discontent in a holy sort of way yet still be able to rest in my Savior’s love for me and not feel like I must “prove” myself over and over. More than you wanted to know I am sure.

  19. I was just having this conversation with myself the other day! I think that I am “unsettled” most of the time at least in ministry and maybe my own personal life. I think that this has kept me growing and stretching and reaching. HOWEVER, it also comes from some of my perfectionistic, workaholic, maybe insecure tendencies and sometimes I have to stop and refuse to feed those because I am just too hard on myself and can feel miserable after something has gone well. I sometimes forget how to rest in God and instead find myself relying on Jan and striving, striving, striving. That is not good. I am seeking to learn to be discontent in a holy sort of way yet still be able to rest in my Savior’s love for me and not feel like I must “prove” myself over and over. More than you wanted to know I am sure.

  20. I was just having this conversation with myself the other day! I think that I am “unsettled” most of the time at least in ministry and maybe my own personal life. I think that this has kept me growing and stretching and reaching. HOWEVER, it also comes from some of my perfectionistic, workaholic, maybe insecure tendencies and sometimes I have to stop and refuse to feed those because I am just too hard on myself and can feel miserable after something has gone well. I sometimes forget how to rest in God and instead find myself relying on Jan and striving, striving, striving. That is not good. I am seeking to learn to be discontent in a holy sort of way yet still be able to rest in my Savior’s love for me and not feel like I must “prove” myself over and over. More than you wanted to know I am sure.

  21. Well I guess I never settle for what ever. Set a goal and reach for it. When I get there, celebrate and then set the next goal! Settling is for the average, God calls us to be Great!

  22. Well I guess I never settle for what ever. Set a goal and reach for it. When I get there, celebrate and then set the next goal! Settling is for the average, God calls us to be Great!

  23. Well I guess I never settle for what ever. Set a goal and reach for it. When I get there, celebrate and then set the next goal! Settling is for the average, God calls us to be Great!

  24. Well I guess I never settle for what ever. Set a goal and reach for it. When I get there, celebrate and then set the next goal! Settling is for the average, God calls us to be Great!

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