Becoming Chris Kamalski

"There's a Writer outside ourselves, plotting a better story for us" ~Don Miller

Bobble (Project 365, Day 262).

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Max: Reflection (Project 365, Day 261).

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The Context Of My Giftedness.

‎”I was eight years into my career before I realized that my real value to our organization lay within the context of my giftedness, not the number of hours I worked. From that point forward I began looking for ways to redefine my job description according to what I was good at, rather than simply what I was willing to do.”[Andy Stanley]

Like A Lion (Project 365, Day 260).

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Off Camera (Project 365, Day 259).

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Twinkle Lights (Project 365, Day 258).

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Van Der Merwe Christmas (Project 365, Day 257).

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Cousin Santa (Project 365, Day 256).

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That Smile (Project 365, Day 255).

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A Little YouTube Love.

My first editing effort. Pretty proud of this (totally imperfect) effort to capture the Life Compass project we are carrying!

Read the full [60* Second Field Stories] here.

Increasingly, Maxie and I have found ourselves facilitating Life Compass training, a holistic developmental tool that uses a narrative story driven process to empower and individual or community to develop a vision for their life. As Donald Miller writes, “A good storyteller speaks something into nothing. Where there is an absence of story, or perhaps a bad story, a good storyteller walks in and changes reality. He doesn’t critique the existing story, or lament about his boredom, like a critic. He just tells something different and invites other people into the new story he is telling.” We hope these short YouTube videos do just that…give you a glimpse into the reality we are living on mission here in South Africa, and a sneak peak at the horizon we are walking towards! Enjoy!

Life Compass Is…(YouTube video explaining our central training)

Welcome to the Chraxie Story! (A little dual interview unpacking the Chraxie love story)

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