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If You Turn Down Your Noise, You Might Finally Hear The Truth
Mike Foster
By Mike Foster
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I like to sleep with the radio on. But not because I listen to it. It’s the noise I need. That constant hum of static, chatting and breaking news helps me block out everything else. It keeps me from thinking about actually needing to fall asleep.

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Double Your Productivity With Your Time Off
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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If you’ve read Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, you know what happens when farmers fail to rotate their crops and let the ground rest. What happens is, of course, devastation.

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How To Know If You’re Keeping Score In Your Friendships
Tim Schurrer
By Tim Schurrer
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A little while back, I woke up at 4:07am to bring a couple of friends to the airport. They were headed to Colorado and had booked an early flight to maximize the amount of time they would spend with their family.

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Waiting For Good Things To Happen Is A Lazy Plan
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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Malcolm Gladwell points out that the average “genius” is no genius at all, but has spent 10,000 hours honing their craft. Steinbeck’s early work has flashes of genius, but he rambles. Nobody is born great. It takes work. Lots and lots of work.

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Keep The Friends Who Are Willing To Wound You
John Sowers
By John Sowers
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To hear my writing was like an IKEA product stung a little. But Kari was right. It hurt, but it helped move me in the right direction. These wounds – honest, true wounds – are helpful if we let them be. But if we get defensive or don’t listen, we miss the moment.

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How Wealth May Cost You More Than It’s Worth
Joshua Becker
By Joshua Becker
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Jesus recognized the great danger in wealth. It often becomes an avenue for isolation, pride, and self-sufficiency. It fuels dissatisfaction and discontent. It divides our loyalties. All the while, wealth blinds us to its harmful effects. Jesus calls us to count its true cost.

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My Best Advice On Writing Isn’t From A Book
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller
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I have a shelf at home devoted to books about writing. I might even say I have two shelves devoted to those books now. I’ve read most of them, and some are better than others. But the best writing advice I’ve ever received didn’t come from a book.

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Extraordinary Moments Don’t Happen Without Work
By Gary Haugen
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What Profanity Is Costing You As A Communicator
By Donald Miller
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Who’s Making Your Mind Up For You?
By Allison Vesterfelt
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Is Your Life Boring All Your Friends?
By Al Andrews
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