Who I Picture as a Reader When I Write
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

I heard some advice for writers once saying we should picture a reader as we write. Some writers have even gone so far as to put a picture of their spouse or their grandmother atop their computers.
I picture God as I write. And here’s why…

What to Do About Control Freaks
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

I firmly believe the desire to control another person comes from one place: Fear. Most controlling people have no idea they’re controlling at all. I certainly didn’t. And I was most definitely a control freak.

You’re Never Going to Be Fully Ready
Shauna Niequist
By Shauna Niequist

You’ll never feel totally ready. The plan will never be perfectly formed. You’ll never have the money you think you need or the support you wish you had. You’ll never feel as strong and prepared as everyone else seems.
No one has every last thing they need. But the people who change their lives, the people who make beautiful things, the people who make a difference in our world—they are the people who paddle, who are willing to do it badly, who give up perfect in favor of good.