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Small is the New Big (and Big Isn’t Always Bad)
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Small—this has been the word on repeat in my brain this past month.

My family and I are currently on a road trip to both celebrate my recent book’s release, and to meet readers over a glass and conversation. We’re inching our way upwards and down parts of the U.S., meeting readers and enjoying life with often-distant friends, and I gotta tell you: over and over again I’m hearing what seems to be on everybody’s minds. Smallness.

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How to Fight Feelings of Futility
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A few times each year, it happens. I go into a funk. I’ve learned from experience it only lasts a few days but it’s ugly when it happens. What it looks like is this: I don’t want to work because nothing really matters anyway. We all die in the end.

Of course, my normal brain would never get tripped by such a silly thought. Of course the work we do matters. And all that we say and do matter, too. If one thing matters, everything matters I suppose.

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Sunday Morning Sermon — What Would You Do With $25,000
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When Ally and I were first married, and really poor, we loved to dream about what we would do if we had money.

I think we have all been there before. As you drive down the expressway and see the amount of money you could win if you got the lucky Powerball ticket, you begin to dream about what you would do with the money if it were right in front of you.

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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best of the Internet This Week
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What Is Faith?
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Want to Make Better Decisions? Here’s a Mental Trick
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*photo: Partha, Creative Commons
The Most Underrated Sound in Our Society
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The Right Way to Praise Your Kids
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The Best of Storyline San Diego 2014 Day 1
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Why Being Alone Scares Me
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How to Give Your Home and Your Stuff Meaning
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