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My name is Lisa Brown, and welcome to my site. My goal is to help others find the path to living an excellent life. Why? Because I happen to be on that road myself; I believe I am called to it.

“Live excellently!” was my classroom motto when I taught fifth grade at Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, TX. My first year there I kept “Pursue Excellence” written on the whiteboard at the front of the room as a continual reminder to my students. Then, after re-reading a little gem titled The Presence of the Kingdom by Jacques Ellul, I changed the motto to “Live Excellently!”. I wanted the children to understand that God calls us to pursue excellence in all of life, not just in the classroom.

Chew on these tidbits from The Presence of the Kingdom:

What is this ‘spiritual life’ which is ‘life indeed’? It means to live by truths of the catechism whose living depths we can never fathom: Men created in the Image of God; judged and condemned by Divine justice; pardoned and saved by His love; a creature, unique and irreplaceable (man has become unique because the Son of God has died for each of his creatures; because each soul is called to Christian liberty, in a life of holiness, and thus rediscovers a life which is truly ‘free,’ because it is lived to the glory of the Creator) called to be renewed in his mind, and to bear within himself the truth of God: ‘Know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost?’ Called to judge all things, for ‘we shall judge angels,’ and to participate in the glorious coming of the Lord of lords. All this comes from the life of the Holy Spirit within us: ‘We know that we have passed out of death into life.’ There is no other life; but we must live it, and we must not allow ourselves to be dried up by the influence of the spirit of this world.

In a civilization which has lost the meaning of life, the most useful thing a Christian can do is to live, and life understood from the point of view of faith, has an extraordinary explosive force. [emphasis mine] We are not aware of it, because we only believe in ‘efficiency,’ and life is not efficient. But this life alone can break the illusions of the modern world by showing everyone the utter powerlessness of a mechanistic view.

Are you just “acting”, just spinning your wheels, going through the motions?

Is your life on the path you imagined for yourself?

Do you feel as if you have you lost your vision?

Have you given up on your dreams of making a great impact on your family, your community, your world?

Has your hope of leaving a valuable legacy on this earth begun to fade?

If these things are true of you, do you want to change? The great Jim Rohn learned a lesson from his mentor Mr. Earl Shoaf that had an enormous impact on the rest of his life. Mr. Shoaf said to Jim, “If you will change, everything will change for you.”

Do you want to design your life—as far as it depends on you—rather than continue to just “act”? Rather than build some else’s dreams? Are you willing to change whatever is necessary in order to accomplish this?

Then come along with me. Let’s live a “profound life”. Let’s make a huge impact. Leave a legacy that touches many lives.

Take a look around this site.

Pray for grace and strength then live.


Listen to personal development CDs in the car whenever possible.

Watch DVDs that will help you grow.

Take care of your body.

Find your passion if you haven’t already and pursue it.

Subscribe to my blog so that you can receive encouragement and nourishment from me. Make comments when something touches you.

Live Excellently!


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