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Some Thoughts on Self Promotion and Why Arrogant People Think it’s Wrong
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As a somewhat cynical twenty-something, I looked down on people who promoted their work. To me, they were walking infomercials, always selling something. On a deeper level, I may have thought of these people as lacking humility or not trusting in God to provide.

Times have changed, though, and now I’m that guy. About once a week I’m criticized for promoting my books (haven’t done that in about two years though) or our movie, or the Storyline conference. About every fifth blog is an invitation to take part in something I’m doing. But I don’t feel arrogant about it at all.

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How I Discovered a Life-Changing, Unexpected Key to Happiness
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Nobody really believes possessions equal joy. In fact, if specifically asked, nobody in their right mind would ever say the secret to a joyful life is to own a lot of stuff. Deep down, we know it’s not true. But advertisements from every television, radio, newspaper, magazine, billboard, and website scream to us on a […]

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This is How You Know You’re A Leader
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Through a series of accidents, I was in student leadership in high school.

I never felt much like a leader. The kids in leadership were young life kids, the “rah-rah” game-playing kids. They were the dance-attending kids, the popular kids, the outgoing, sports-playing, quick-on-their-feet kids. They were the debate kids, the well-spoken kids, the shop-at-Abercrombie kids. I was nothing like them. I was the book-reading kid. The unsure-of-herself kid. The slow-to-decide-kid. The wallflower.

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What To Do With Pain
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Sunday Morning Sermon — Where Are You Going To Find Happiness?
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Saturday Morning Cereal: The Best of the Internet This Week
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Why We Should Welcome Hard Times
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What Kind of People Follow Manipulators?
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What God Wants Us To Learn From Kids
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How I Learned The Power of a New Pair of Shoes
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How Controlling People Use Fear To Manipulate
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