Why God Told Me to Ruin My Life
Allison Vesterfelt
By Allison Vesterfelt

For much of my life, when it came time to make a decision about anything, I felt virtually paralyzed by fear of making the “wrong” choice. When I had to choose a college, or a job to take or not take, a city to live in, or even a car to drive, I always wanted to do all the research, talk to everyone I knew and discover all the possible pitfalls before I chose.

I have to admit, I hesitated to make a choice at all if I didn’t feel absolutely certain I knew it was the “right” choice.

Then, a few years ago, all of that changed […]

One Reason Many of Us Have A Hard Time Connecting
Hillary Rector
By Hillary Rector

I was driving home from grabbing coffee a few weeks ago when I heard a quick radio promo on 650AM-WSM—the station many people know as the home of The Grand Ole Opry. It is also the station I listen to the most here in Nashville, since they play a lot of good old country songs. […]

The Importance of Making Peace With Your Past
Mike McHargue
By Mike McHargue

I hated the way I talked when I was a kid. As a lifelong resident of the Deep South, I have a southern family, with an accent to match. Most people on TV sounded so sophisticated with enunciated speech, while every southerner I saw portrayed in film was either slow or ignorant. I wanted to […]

The Best Thing You Can Do When Someone Tries to Control You
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

We all have to face them from time to time. Even as adults, bullies stumble across our paths. They’re loud, obnoxious, make shocking statements and have no perception of social boundaries. Bullies must have the world their way, and if you don’t see the world their way, they see you as an enemy.

Bullies love to entangle you in their world. Bullies get validation one of two ways, 1. Getting you to submit to them as the authority figure (even in areas where they have no authority) or 2. Feeling powerful by frustrating the lives of […]