Olivet The Magazine Winter Issue Coming Soon to Mailboxes

As we approach this new year, we center our thoughts in this issue on living our best lives “On Purpose” with God’s help.
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Brian Parker

January 22, 2024 Olivet The Magazine

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The 2024 winter issue of Olivet the Magazine is hitting homes and also available electronically here. Join us as we explore ways to live life ON PURPOSE in 2024.

Take a look at these thoughts from the Editorial Team:

Dear Friends,
Discovering one’s purpose and answering the “why” question in life has been a central preoccupation of philosophers, theologians, sociologists, artists and thought leaders of all stripes for centuries.

Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be helpful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Others have mused, often struggled, to answer these existential questions, and, no doubt, everyone confronts these critical issues at some point in their journey.

The prophet Jeremiah wrote beautifully and with such assurance of God’s divine purpose at work in our lives in his “Letter to the Exiles”: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11).

As we approach this new year, we center our thoughts in this issue on living our best lives “On Purpose” with God’s help. In the pages that follow, we feature stories of alumni and friends who have discovered their purpose and are living it out in their daily lives. We also highlight students and faculty members who are using their talents and calling to make a real difference; they are a force for good and for God in the world.

Our sincere hope is that the images and stories that follow will inspire and empower you to live a grand life in 2024, filled with the Holy Spirit and with an even greater sense of God’s purpose. Let it drive you, challenge you, motivate you and consume you. May you have a keen sense of joy and peace in this new year!

Blessings to all of you!
The Editorial Team

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Brian Parker

Brian Parker ’94, EdD ’11, lives in New York City and is a Partner and Managing Director with 989Group.

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